General statement on the risk situation
Risks are driven by changes in markets, competition, customer behaviour, technology, the regulatory environment and government policy. The importance of established telecoms services is continuing to decline, and the associated loss of revenue from the traditional core business must be compensated by growth in customers and volume as well as new services. Over the long term the trend in the ICT market will necessitate fundamental changes in the approach to risks related to the business model, technology and human capital. Forthcoming regulatory decisions pose a latent risk which could impact Swisscom’s financial development, as illustrated by the following selected key risk factors. The main risk factors in the supply chain are reported separately in the Sustainability Report.