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Austria - Broadband Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts

Austria - Broadband Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts

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 retains a leading share of the DSL market. The operator has invested in vectoring VDSL and G.fast technologies in a bid to deliver fast broadband services in urban areas with less investment than is required via FttP. 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, FttP, 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.

Key developments:

TA trials G.fast technology with Alcatel-Lucent; Xlink launches 1Gb/s FttP broadband offer; Telekom Austria targets connecting 2.3 million homes with FttP 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 2012 and updates to Q3 2013; operator data to Q4 2013, market developments to April 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

Telekom Austria, UPC Austria, Xlink, Orange Austria, T-Mobile Austria.


1. Synopsis
2. Broadband market
2.1 Overview
2.2 Regulating wholesale access
2.3 Wholesale market
2.3.1 Bitstream
2.3.2 Unbundling
2.4 Broadband statistics
2.5 Government support
2.6 Regional broadband
3. Cable modems
3.1 UPC Austria
4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
5. Fibre-to-the-Premise (FttP) networks
6. Mobile broadband
7. Broadband Powerline (BPL)
8. Wireless broadband
8.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
8.2 450MHz frequency band
8.3 3.5GHz frequency band
8.4 Wireless LANs/WiFi
8.4.1 Metronet/T-Mobile Austria
8.4.2 Orange
8.5 WiMAX
8.6 Internet via satellite
9. Forecasts broadband subscribers 2007 - 2012; 2020
9.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
9.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
9.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
10. Related reports
Table 1 Broadband penetration of households 2006 - 2013
Table 2 ICT development households with computers, internet, broadband (%) 2002 - 2013
Table 3 ICT development businesses with computers, internet, websites (%) 2003 - 2013
Table 4 Broadband connections by data rate 2012 - 2013
Table 5 Bitstream access lines by type 2004 - 2012
Table 6 Bitstream and resale access revenue 2012 - 2013
Table 7 Telekom Austria unbundled lines 2004 - 2013
Table 8 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2004
Table 9 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 10 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2014
Table 11 Total fixed-line broadband penetration 2002 - 2014
Table 12 Broadband market share by technology 2002 - 2013
Table 13 Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections 2005 - 2013
Table 14 Cable broadband subscribers 2012 - 2013
Table 15 UPC Austria broadband subscribers 2005 2013
Table 17 Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines 2005 - 2013
Table 18 ADSL subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2014
Table 19 Telekom Austria FttX addressable households 2010 - 2013
Table 20 FttP broadband subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 21 Mobile broadband subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 22 A1 mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2013
Table 23 Fixed-line wireless broadband subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 24 Forecast broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020
Table 25 Forecast broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate 2003 - 2014
Chart 2 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2014
Chart 3 Broadband market share by technology 2002 - 2013
Chart 4 Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections 2005 - 2013
Chart 5 Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines 2004 - 2013
Exhibit 1 Regional WLL licenses in 3.5GHz spectrum by operator 2004
Exhibit 2 Regional WLL licenses in 3.5GHz spectrum by operator 2009
Exhibit 3 450MHz frequency allocation overview 2006
Exhibit 4 3.5GHz frequency allocation 2008

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