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Austria - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

Austria - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

Austria's telecom market is dominated by the incumbent Telekom Austria and the cableco UPC, though there has been greater competitive pressure in the fixed-line and mobile sectors in recent years. The regulator has also encouraged local loop unbundling to improve competition in the broadband market, and has introduced virtual' unbundling in the fibre sector. This report presents key aspects of the Austrian telecom and ICT markets, including statistical data on the country, the fixed network services sector and telecom infrastructure. It presents an overview of recent regulatory developments, including broadband access and carrier preselection. The major fixed network operators are also profiled, together with the most recent performance data and an analysis on market strategies.

Key developments:

América Móvil manoeuvres to increase stake Telekom Austria; Telekom Austria expands in CEE through additional acquisitions; infrastructure investment growth; mobile sector revenue accounting for two-thirds of total telecom revenue; KPN and Telekom Austria to create joint wholesale fibre network; Telekom Austria launches new 100Gb/s network across CEE, switches domestic fixed-line traffic to VoIP; regulator's market data for 2012 and updates to September 2013; telcos' financial and operating data to Q4 2013; market developments to April 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

Telekom Austria, Tele2, tele.ring, eTel Austria, UPC Austria.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Austria's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.1.1 EU regulatory framework
4.1.2 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authorities
4.2.1 Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications
4.2.2 Telekom Control Commission
4.2.3 Austrian Communications Authority (KommAustria)
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Austria
4.3.1 Privatisation of Telekom Austria
4.3.2 Interconnect
4.3.3 Access
4.4 Number Portability (NP)
4.5 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5. Fixed network operators in Austria
5.1 Telekom Austria
5.1.1 Consolidating European markets
5.2 Tele2
5.3 tele.ring
5.4 UPC Austria
5.5 eTel Austria
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.2 Next Generation Network (NGN)
6.3 Structural separation
6.4 Wholesaling
6.5 International infrastructure
6.5.1 Submarine cable networks
6.5.2 Satellite networks
7. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Austria 2013 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2012
Table 3 Telephone network statistics Sep 2013
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2013 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2013 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2014 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 Telecoms revenue by sector 2003 - 2013
Table 9 Retail telecoms revenue by sector 2003 - 2013
Table 10 Telecoms revenue by sector - retail, business 2009 - 2013
Table 11 Telecoms sector investment by type 2007 - 2012
Table 12 Telecom traffic by sector 2005 - 2012
Table 13 Market share of retail telecoms revenue by sector 2003 - 2010
Table 14 Telecom investment by sector 2006 - 2012
Table 15 Telecom investments 2004 - 2013
Table 16 Telekom Austria unbundled lines 2008 - 2013
Table 17 Ported numbers by year 2006 2013
Table 18 CPS and CbC lines 2004 - 2013
Table 19 Fixed-line retail revenue 1997 - 2014
Table 20 Telekom Austria Group financial data 2001 - 2013
Table 21 Telekom Austria: PSTN and ISDN access lines 2005 - 2013
Table 22 Telekom Austria traffic statistics in minutes 2007 - 2013
Table 23 Telekom Austria traffic statistics, annual change 2010 - 2013
Table 24 Historic - Telekom Austria financial data by sector 2009 - 2011
Table 25 Telekom Austria financial data 2009 - 2013
Table 26 Tele2 financial data by sector 2007 - 2013
Table 27 Tele2 subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 28 UPC Austria revenue and annual change 2005 - 2013
Table 29 UPC Austria subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 30 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1999 - 2004
Table 31 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 - 2014
Chart 1 Telecom traffic by sector 2005 - 2012
Chart 2 Market share of retail telecoms revenue by sector 2003 - 2010
Chart 3 Telecom investment by sector 2006 - 2012
Chart 4 Telekom Austria traffic statistics in minutes 2007 2013
Chart 5 Telekom Austria financial data 2009 2013
Chart 6 Tele2 financial data by sector 2007 - 2013
Chart 7 Tele2 subscribers 2007 - 2013
Chart 8 UPC Austria subscribers 2006 2013
Chart 9 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2014
Exhibit 1 EU The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

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