Swiss cable continues to be influenced by IPTV

In the third quarter of 2015, Internet and phones remained the main growth drivers for Swiss cable operators, while the number of TV customers continued to decline.

Over the past 12 months, the number of Internet subscribers rose by 68,700 to 1.21 million, while the number of phone subscribers rose by 53,000 to 713,700, according to Suissedigital, an association of cable operators.

More than 35,000 customers have signed up for mobile phone bills from cable operators.

The number of traditional cable best free iptv subscribers fell by 117,800 to 2.56m as a result of intense competition with IPTV operators.

Swisscom, the cable companies’ main rival, has won 150,000 new customers for its IPTV platform, Swisscom TV, over the past 12 months, bringing its total to 1.27m.

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