Basic service provision
Another part of basic service provision for which Swisscom has long been responsible is the maintenance and operation of the public telephones and access to the emergency call service for the police, fire and ambulance services, as well as special services for the disabled. Swisscom currently foregoes any financial compensation for the uncovered costs of basic service provision.
|Number of public payphones 1||Number||4,453||4,091||3,553|
|Emergency calls||in thousand||2,716||2,682||2,740|
|Calls to the service for visually impaired/hard of hearing||in thousand||463||416||372|
1 Of which 2,844 (2016), 2’949 (2015), 3,105 (2014) within the scope of basic service provision