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Austria - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 39 Pages
  • June 2019
  • Region: Austria
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 2103384
The Austrian fixed-line broadband market is dominated by the DSL sector, while the cable broadband sector has held a steady share of about a third of connections. The fibre sector was slow to develop, but in recent years there has been greater effort among telcos to develop infrastructure and promote the take-up of bundled services.

Magenta Telekom (UPC Austria) continues to invest in DOCSIS3.1 technology, which it has made available to a number of cities across the country. The company, which incorporated T-Mobile Austria, has strengthened its ability to provide a full range of mobile and fixed-line services, and so better compete in the market. Telekom Austria has also invested in G.fast to supplement high-bandwidth connectivity in areas where it has not prioritised fibre. Although fibre penetration remains low, with the platform having less than 2% market share of subscribers, there is considerable vigour among operators to build out network infrastructure: Telekom Austria is in the process of extending its fibre infrastructure to additional 300,000 premises, affecting some 500 towns. Ongoing investment in the sector suggests stronger growth in coming years, and as a result the number of DSL lines is expected to fall as customers are migrated to fibre.

The regulator has developed a framework by which broadband services can be expanded across the country, partly through encouraging the use of DSL vectoring technology.

Key Developments:

T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria rebranded as Magenta Telekom;
Telekom Austria trials XG-Fast technology providing data at over 11Gb/s, expands fibre infrastructure to additional premises;
Regulator proposes 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 December 2018, telcos' financial and operating data to Q1 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:Telekom Austria, Magenta Telecom (UPC Austria, T-Mobile Austria), Xlink, Orange Austria.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction and statistical overview
1.1 Market analysis
1.2 Broadband statistics
1.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
2.1 magenta Telekom
2.2 Regional broadband
3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks4 G.fast5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6 Other fixed broadband services
6.1 BPL
6.2 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
6.3 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
6.4 450MHz band
6.5 3.5GHz band
6.6 Wireless LANs/Wi-Fi
6.7 WiMAX
6.8 Internet via satellite
7 Related reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Broadband connections by data rate 2012 2018
Table 2 Market share of fixed broadband connections by technology 2013 2018
Table 3 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2009 2018
Table 4 Fixed-line broadband penetration 2009 2018
Table 5 Stand alone and bundled broadband connections 2015 2018
Table 6 Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections 2005 2018
Table 7 Forecast broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 8 Cable broadband subscribers 2012 2018
Table 9 Magenta Telekom broadband subscribers 2009 2019
Table 10 Telekom Austria DSL lines 2009 2019
Table 11 Telekom Austria unbundled lines 2009 2019
Table 12 DSL subscribers 2009 2018
Table 13 FttP connections 2011 2018
Table 14 Fixed-line wireless broadband subscribers 2009 2018
List of Charts
Chart 1 Market share of fixed broadband connections by technology 2013 2018
Chart 2 Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2009 2018
List of Exhibits
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

Companies Mentioned

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