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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 committed to invest 400 million during 2015 to improve its networks and the government allocating 1 billion in public funding to upgrade infrastructure nationally.

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, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite. The report also profiles of some of the key providers, and provides forecasts for broadband penetration to 2020.

Key developments:

Government pledges 1 billion in funding to upgrade national broadband availability; 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 updates for 2014; operator data to Q2 2015, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis recent developments
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2015; 2017; 2020
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 UPC Austria
3.2 Government support
3.3 Regional broadband
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
5. G.fast
6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
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 - 2014
Table 2 Broadband downloaded traffic 2012 - 2014
Table 3 ICT development households with computers, internet, broadband (%) 2002 - 2013
Table 4 ICT development businesses with computers, internet, websites (%) 2003 - 2014
Table 5 Broadband connections by data rate 2012 - 2014
Table 6 Market share of broadband connections by technology 2013
Table 7 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2004
Table 8 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 9 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2015
Table 10 Total fixed-line broadband penetration 2002 - 2015
Table 11 Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections 2005 - 2015
Table 12 Broadband market share by platform 2013 - 2015
Table 13 Fixed broadband market share by provider 2013 - 2015
Table 14 Forecast broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 15 Forecast broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 16 Cable broadband subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 17 UPC Austria broadband subscribers 2005 2015
Table 19 Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines 2005 - 2015
Table 20 ADSL subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2015
Table 21 FttP connections 2011 - 2015
Table 22 Fixed-line wireless broadband subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 23 Bitstream access lines by type 2004 - 2014
Table 24 Bitstream and resale access revenue 2012 - 2014
Table 25 Telekom Austria unbundled lines 2004 - 2015
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate 2003 - 2015
Chart 2 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2015
Chart 3 Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines 2004 - 2015
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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