Fixed network providers in Switzerland in a comparison test

  1. Fixed network providers in Switzerland in a comparison test
  2. Fixed network provider in Switzerland: Quickline & Salt
  3. Fixed network provider in Switzerland: Sunrise UPC & Swisscom
  4. Fixed network providers in Switzerland: providers & products put to the test
  5. Fixed network providers in Switzerland: This is how connect & zafaco test
  6. Fixed network providers in Switzerland: Conclusion & information
Broadband fixed network provider in Switzerland in a comparison test
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All good things come in threes: After taking a close look at broadband and landline network offers in Germany for the twelfth time in 2021 and examining landlines in Austria for the third time, it is now again the turn of Switzerland to be the third of the German-speaking countries.

In the country of the confederates, we are carrying out our test for the second time. Our established fixed network test partner zafaco, which has its headquarters in Ismaning, Bavaria, has carried out measurements on 14 test connections in twelve Swiss cities this time.

As in the previous year, an important prerequisite for this was constant monitoring of the tested connections over the entire year. It showed that the fixed networks in Switzerland were able to defy the additional burden of pandemic-related home office, homeschooling and streaming growth in 2021.

Now up to 10 Gbit / s from three Swiss providers

In fact, the federal providers are clearly showing the other German-speaking countries who is right at the top when it comes to fixed-line networks: three out of four tested providers active across Switzerland already have 10 Gigabit connections in their portfolio at least in individual regions – customers in Germany and Austria can only dream of that so far . A performance evaluation of the fixed network providers is fair and meaningful in Switzerland too.

But why four providers, wasn’t there one more in the previous year? Yes, but shortly after our test last year – namely in November 2020 – the former competitors Sunrise and UPC joined forces under the umbrella of the parent company Liberty Global.

Since spring 2021, they have been offering their customers in Switzerland new, joint offers. From this year on, we will therefore evaluate them together.

The 10 gigabit connections already mentioned, which are available from Salt, Sunrise-UPC and Swisscom, also presented us with methodological challenges. Why it was fairness to divide our rating into two speed classes:

Why we rate in two speed categories

For the first time in our landline test, zafaco and connect carry out the assessments in different speed categories. We will probably do this more often in the future – because fairness requires it.

A special feature of the Swiss fixed line market are not only the “10 Gigabit” connections available here, but also the fact that the provider Salt only markets this connection type. However, the 10 Gbit / s connections are so powerful that they achieve much better results than slower Internet lines not only for downloads and uploads, but also for many other KPIs that were tested.

However, this creates a problem in terms of fairness: With our traditional product mix across all speed classes, we would put providers at a disadvantage who also have slower connections in their portfolio in addition to 10 Gbit / s: the mere fact that they offer these slower connections would reduce their average values pull down so much that they would automatically lose out to Salt, which only offers 10 Gbit / s connections.

In addition, the number of 10 Gbit / s lines in the overall portfolio alone would determine the test result. In order to rule out this, we evaluate 10 Gbit / s connections in a separate class and also compare all network operators who also offer even slower products in their own class limited to these lines.

But that’s enough of the preface – and the curtain up for our detailed answers to the question of which broadband and fixed line offers are the highest in Switzerland.


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