Switzerland: IPTV continues to erode cable

The Swiss cable operators lost 130,500 TV customers last year, according to industry association Suissedigital, leading to a drop of the total number of cable households by 4.9% to 2.51 million. The cable companies’ main growth drivers remain internet and telephony: The number of broadband internet customers climbed by 64,500 to 1.21 million – an increase by 5.6%. The number of telephony customers rose by 52,700 to 718,000 – a growth by 7.9%. – Jörn Krieger, Broadband TV News