Austria Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2018: Telcos Looking Forward to Major Spectrum Auctions for 5G – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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– Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses”

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This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments
in Austria’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the
fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors.

Austria’s telecom market is dominated by the incumbent Telekom Austria
and the cableco UPC Austria, though there has been greater competitive
pressure in the fixed-line broadband and mobile sectors in recent years.
In common with operators elsewhere in Europe, those in Austria are
focussed on the provision of bundled services as a measure to attract
and retain customers. To compete more effectively with Telekom Austria,
by far the main player in this segment, T-Mobile Austria in late 2017
acquired UPC Austria. The deal was approved by competition authorities
in July 2018, on the basis that their service offerings are
complementary.

Austria’s competitive mobile market is dominated by the three network
operators 3 Austria, T-Mobile Austria and Telekom Austria’s own unit A1.
However, the market also benefits from a growing number of new entrants
in the MVNO sector, which by early 2018 collectively had about 6.8% of
the market by subscribers. The growth in the MVNO sector is partly due
to regulatory concessions by which 3 Austria, as a condition 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 reform 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. The
regulator is planning to auction 390MHz in the 3410MHz-3600MHz range and
200MHz in the 3600MHz-3800MHz range, in line with European measures, to
be assigned for 5G technologies. The regulator has also set aside
spectrum in the 700MHz band for 5G services, which should be made
available from 2020.

Key Developments:

  • Telekom Austria launches 100Gb/s network across the CEE region,
    switches domestic fixed-line traffic to VoIP
  • Regulator making progress with a 3.4-3.6GHz auction for 5G services
  • T-Mobile Austria expands Narrowband IoT capabilities, trials 5G in
    Innsbruck, launches VoLTE service, acquires UPC Austria
  • ZTE and 3 Austria set up Innovation Lab to trial 5G
  • MVNOs secure 6.7% market share of subscribers
  • 700MHz spectrum to be assigned for 5G use from 2020
  • Telekom Austria adds M2M platforms
  • 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
  • Regulator proposes a 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 Q2 2018, recent market developments
  • Companies mentioned in this report: Telekom Austria (A1), Tele2,
    tele.ring, UPC Austria, 3 Austria, T-Mobile Austria, Orange Austria,
    Mundio, Lycamobile, Yesss!, M:Tel Austria, Hofer Telekom, Xlink.

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