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Austria - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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Austria - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

The Austrian fixed-line broadband market continues to be 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. However, there is a shift in investment towards fibre, with the incumbent having invested 400 million during 2015 to improve its networks, and with the government having allocated 1 billion in public funding to upgrade infrastructure nationally.

Key developments:

Government pledges 1 billion in funding to upgrade national broadband availability; UPC Austria acquires regional cableco Kabel-TV Stadl-Paura; Telekom Austria delivers 100Mb/s with G.fast, commits 400 million for domestic broadband infrastructure upgrades, expands satellite broadband to deliver bundled services; Xlink launches 1Gb/s FttP broadband offer; UPC Austria tests 1.3Gb/s service; TA trials vectoring technology; report update includes the regulator's market data to Q1 2016, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 UPC Austria
3.2 Regional broadband
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
5. G.fast
6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
7. Other fixed broadband services
7.1 BPL
7.2 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
7.3 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
7.4 450MHz frequency band
7.5 3.5GHz frequency band
7.6 Wireless LANs/Wi-Fi
7.6.1 Metronet/T-Mobile Austria
7.6.2 Orange
7.7 WiMAX
7.8 Internet via satellite
8. Competition issues
8.1 Regulating wholesale access
8.2 Wholesale market
8.2.1 Bitstream
8.2.2 Unbundling
9. Related reports
Table 1 Broadband penetration of households 2006 - 2015
Table 2 Broadband downloaded traffic 2012 - 2015
Table 3 ICT development households with computers, internet, broadband (%) 2002 - 2015
Table 4 ICT development businesses with computers, internet, websites (%) 2003 - 2014
Table 5 Broadband connections by data rate 2012 - 2015
Table 6 Market share of broadband connections by technology 2013 - 2015
Table 7 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2009
Table 8 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2016
Table 9 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2016
Table 10 Total fixed-line broadband penetration 2002 - 2016
Table 11 Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections 2005 - 2015
Table 12 Broadband market share by platform 2013 - 2016
Table 13 Fixed broadband market share by provider 2013 - 2016
Table 14 Forecast broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 15 Cable broadband subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 16 UPC Austria broadband subscribers 2005 2016
Table 18 Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines 2005 - 2016
Table 19 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2016
Table 20 FttP connections 2011 - 2016
Table 21 Fixed-line wireless broadband subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 22 Bitstream access lines by type 2004 - 2015
Table 23 Bitstream and resale access revenue 2012 - 2015
Table 24 Telekom Austria unbundled lines 2004 - 2016
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate 2003 - 2016
Chart 2 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2016
Chart 3 Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines 2004 - 2016
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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