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Austria - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Austria - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Austria's competitive mobile market is dominated by the three operators 3 Austria, T-Mobile Austria and Telekom Austria's own unit A1. However, the markets also benefits from a growing number of new entrants in the MVNO sector, which by early 2017 collectively had a 6.7% share of the market by subscribers. Part of the growth in the MVNO sector is due to regulatory concessions by which 3 Austria, as part of its take-over of Orange Austria, was obliged to provide a third of its network capacity to support up to 16 MVNOs.

The competitive environment has led to relatively low ARPU for operators, as well as some of the region's lowest tariffs for consumers. The operators' LTE networks have benefited from regulatory measures which have allowed operators to refarm existing 2G and 3G spectrum for LTE, while spectrum in the 700MHz has also been set aside for mobile broadband use once this band is released from broadcasters.

Key developments:

Regulator making progress with 3.4-3.6GHz auction for 5G services;
T-Mobile Austria expands Narrowband IoT capabilities, trials 5G in Innsbruck, launches VoLTE service;
ZTE signs an MoU with 3 Austria to trial pre-5G technologies;
MVNOs secure 6.7% market share of subscribers;
A1 and Nokia trial tri-carrier technology;
Regulator reclassifies GSM spectrum for 3G and LTE use;
700MHz spectrum to be assigned for 5G use from 2020;
Telekom Austria adds M2M platforms;
Report update includes the regulator's market data for 2017, telcos' financial and operating data to Q1 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

3 Austria, Telekom Austria (A1), T-Mobile Austria, Orange Austria, Tele2, Mundio, Lycamobile, Yesss!, M:Tel Austria, Hofer Telekom.


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
4. Mobile voice
5. Mobile data
5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
5.3 Mobile broadband
5.4 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
6. Regulatory issues
6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
6.2.1 450MHz
6.2.2 700MHz
6.2.3 900MHz
6.2.4 800MHz
6.2.5 2.6GHz
6.2.6 Spectrum auctions - 2013
6.2.7 Spectrum auction 3.4-3.6GHz
6.3 Roaming
6.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
6.5 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
6.6 Network sharing
7. Major mobile operators
7.1 Orange Austria
7.2 3 Austria (Drei Austria)
7.3 A1
7.4 T-Mobile Austria
7.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8. Mobile content and applications
8.1 M-commerce
9. Related reports
Table 1 Mobile market revenue by service 2012 - 2017
Table 2 Mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale 2000 - 2018
Table 3 Average mobile subscriber use of services 2012 - 2017
Table 4 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate (regulator data) 1999 2009
Table 5 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010- 2018
Table 6 Mobile SIMs in use, 2G, 3G and 4G 2004 2017
Table 7 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2006 - 2017
Table 8 Mobile numbers in use, contract and prepaid 2004 - 2017
Table 9 A1 prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 10 T-Mobile Austria prepaid subscribers 2015 - 2018
Table 11 Mobile voice traffic 2003 - 2017
Table 12 SMS messages sent 2004 - 2017
Table 13 Text messaging revenue 2013 - 2017
Table 14 A1 SMS sent 2006 - 2015
Table 15 Mobile broadband download speed by technology 2013 - 2017
Table 16 Mobile broadband subscribers 2005 - 2017
Table 17 Household broadband penetration by fixed/mobile platform 2012 - 2017
Table 18 Mobile broadband traffic 2008 - 2017
Table 19 A1 mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2018
Table 20 Forecast mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 21 GSM spectrum distribution among MNOs (MHz) 2010
Table 23 European data roaming charges 2014 - 2017
Table 26 Mobile number portings 2010 - 2017
Table 27 Mobile termination charges by operator (historic) 2008 - 2011
Table 28 Orange Austria mobile subscribers (historic) 2009 - 2012
Table 29 3 Austria active subscribers 2013 - 2017
Table 30 3 Austria registered subscribers 2009 - 2017
Table 31 3 Austria financial data 2008 - 2017
Table 32 3 Austria annualised ARPU 2008 - 2017
Table 33 A1 subscribers (Austria) 2000 - 2018
Table 34 A1 - mobile financial data 2004 - 2018
Table 35 A1 - mobile revenue by quarter 2015 - 2018
Table 36 A1 monthly ARPU 2004 - 2018
Table 37 T-Mobile Austria mobile service revenue 2003 - 2018
Table 38 T-Mobile Austria mobile service revenue by quarter 2015 - 2018
Table 39 T-Mobile Austria subscribers 2004 - 2018
Table 40 T-Mobile Austria annualised ARPU 2006 - 2017
Chart 1 Mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale 2000 - 2018
Chart 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2018
Chart 3 Mobile SIMs in use, 2G and 3G 2004 - 2017
Chart 4 Mobile market share by operator 2006 - 2017
Chart 5 3 Austria active subscribers 2013 2017
Chart 6 3 Austria subscribers 2009 - 2016
Chart 7 3 Austria financial data 2008 2017
Chart 8 3 Austria annualised ARPU 2008 - 2017
Chart 9 A1 subscribers (Austria) 2000 2018
Chart 10 A1 annualised monthly ARPU 2004 - 2018
Exhibit 1 Active mobile providers
Exhibit 2 3G licence results - 2000
Exhibit 3 450MHz licence results 2006
Exhibit 4 2.6GHz spectrum auction results September 2010
Exhibit 5 Multi-spectrum auction results Oct 2013
Exhibit 6 3 Austria spectrum concessions 2018

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