The Austrian broadband market is dominated by the DSL sector, which rapidly overtook cable as the preferred access method. UPC Austria is the leading cable operator, while Telekom Austria, partly through its early reluctance to cooperate with local loop unbundling, retains a leading share of the DSL market. This report provides data and analysis on the broadband market and public data services in Austria, including technologies such as xDSL, leased lines, cable modems, FttH, powerline broadband, WiFi and internet via satellite. The report also profiles of some of the key providers, and provides forecasts for broadband penetration to 2020.
Xlink launches 1Gb/s FttH broadband offer; Telekom Austria targets connecting 2.3 million homes with FttH by 2013; mobile broadband subscribers approach two million mark, representing almost 60% of all broadband customers; TA’s GigaNet FttX network reaches 52% of households; UPC Austria tests 1.3Gb/s service; TA trials vectoring technology; regulator data for Q1 2012; operator data to September 2012, market developments to early 2013.