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Broadband Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts - Austria

Broadband Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts - Austria

The Austrian fixed-line broadband market is 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. 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, WiFi and internet via satellite. The report also profiles of some of the key providers, and provides forecasts for broadband penetration to 2020.

Key developments:

TA delivers 100Mb/s with G.fast, preps for commercial launch; Xlink launches 1Gb/s FttP broadband offer; Telekom Austria targets connecting 2.3 million homes with FttP by 2013; mobile broadband subscribers approach two million mark, representing almost 60% of all broadband customers; TA's GigaNet FttX network reaches 52% of households; UPC Austria tests 1.3Gb/s service; TA trials vectoring technology; regulator market data updates to Q3 2013; operator data to Q2 2014, recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Broadband market
2.1 Overview
2.2 Regulating wholesale access
2.3 Wholesale market
2.3.1 Bitstream
2.3.2 Unbundling
2.4 Broadband statistics
2.5 Government support
2.6 Regional broadband
3. Cable modems
3.1 UPC Austria
4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
5. G.fast
6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
7. Mobile broadband
8. Broadband Powerline (BPL)
9. Wireless broadband
9.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
9.2 450MHz frequency band
9.3 3.5GHz frequency band
9.4 Wireless LANs/WiFi
9.4.1 Metronet/T-Mobile Austria
9.4.2 Orange
9.5 WiMAX
9.6 Internet via satellite
10. Forecasts broadband subscribers 2007 - 2012; 2020
10.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
10.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
10.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
11. Related reports
Table 1 Broadband penetration of households 2006 - 2013
Table 2 ICT development households with computers, internet, broadband (%) 2002 - 2013
Table 3 ICT development businesses with computers, internet, websites (%) 2003 - 2013
Table 4 Broadband connections by data rate 2012 - 2013
Table 5 Market share of broadband connections by technology 2013
Table 6 Bitstream access lines by type 2004 - 2012
Table 7 Bitstream and resale access revenue 2012 - 2013
Table 8 Telekom Austria unbundled lines 2004 - 2014
Table 9 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2004
Table 10 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 11 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2014
Table 12 Total fixed-line broadband penetration 2002 - 2014
Table 13 Broadband market share by technology 2002 - 2013
Table 14 Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections 2005 - 2013
Table 15 Cable broadband subscribers 2012 - 2013
Table 16 UPC Austria broadband subscribers 2005 2014
Table 18 Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines 2005 - 2014
Table 19 ADSL subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2014
Table 20 Telekom Austria FttX addressable households 2010 - 2013
Table 21 FttP broadband subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 22 Mobile broadband subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 23 A1 mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2013
Table 24 Fixed-line wireless broadband subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 25 Forecast broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020
Table 26 Forecast broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate 2003 - 2014
Chart 2 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2014
Chart 3 Broadband market share by technology 2002 - 2013
Chart 4 Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections 2005 - 2013
Chart 5 Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines 2004 - 2014
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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