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Austria - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Austria - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

The Austrian fixed-line broadband market is dominated by the DSL sector, while the cable broadband sector has held a steady share of about a third of connections. The fibre sector was slow to develop, but in recent years there has been greater effort among telcos to develop infrastructure and promote the take-up of bundled services.

UPC Austria continues to invest in DOCSIS3.1 technology. The operator has been acquired by T-Mobile Austria (a deal approved in July 2018) which will strengthen the latter's provision of mobile and fixed services. Telekom Austria has also invested in to supplement high-bandwidth connectivity in areas where it has not prioritised fibre. Although fibre penetration remains low, with the platform having less than 2% market share of subscribers, there is considerable vigour among operators to build out network infrastructure: Telekom Austria is in the process of extending its fibre infrastructure to additional 300,000 premises, affecting some 500 towns. Ongoing investment in the sector suggests stronger growth in coming years, and as a result the number of DSL lines is expected to fall as customers are migrated to fibre.

The regulator in 2017 proposed a framework by which broadband services could be expanded across the country, partly through encouraging the use of DSL vectoring technology.

Key developments:

T-Mobile Austria acquires UPC Austria;
Telekom Austria trials XG-Fast technology providing data at over 11Gb/s, prepares to expand fibre infrastructure to an additional 300,000 premises;
T-Mobile Austria and Huawei sign five-year deal to improve wireless home broadband services, commits 400 million for domestic broadband infrastructure upgrades, expands satellite broadband to deliver bundled services;
Regulator proposes framework to expand broadband services nationally;
Government pledges 1 billion to upgrade national broadband availability;
Xlink launches 1Gb/s FttP broadband offer;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to Q4 2017, telcos' financial and operating data to Q1 2018, 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 2019; 2021; 2023
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 UPC Austria
3.2 Regional broadband
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
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 band
7.5 3.5GHz band
7.6 Wireless LANs/Wi-Fi
7.6.1 Metronet/T-Mobile Austria
7.6.2 Orange Austria
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. Digital media
10. Related reports
Table 1 Household penetration of computers, internet, broadband 2002 - 2017
Table 2 Broadband connections by data rate 2012 - 2017
Table 3 Market share of fixed broadband connections by technology 2013 - 2017
Table 4 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2009
Table 5 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 6 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2017
Table 7 Total fixed-line broadband penetration 2002 - 2017
Table 8 Stand alone and bundled broadband connections 2015 - 2017
Table 9 Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections 2005 - 2018
Table 10 Broadband market share by platform 2013 - 2017
Table 11 Fixed broadband market share by provider 2013 - 2016
Table 12 Forecast broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 13 Cable broadband subscribers 2012 - 2017
Table 14 UPC Austria broadband subscribers 2005 2018
Table 16 Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines 2005 - 2018
Table 17 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 18 FttP connections 2011 - 2018
Table 19 Fixed-line wireless broadband subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 20 Bitstream access lines by type 2004 - 2016
Table 21 Bitstream and resale access revenue 2012 - 2016
Table 22 Telekom Austria unbundled lines 2004 - 2018
Table 23 Telekom Austria IPTV customers 2007 - 2018
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate 2003 - 2018
Chart 2 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2018
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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