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Austria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4599599
  • Report
  • June 2021
  • Region: Austria
  • 239 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
Austria’s Telcos Looking Forward to Major Spectrum Auctions for 5G

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3 Austria
  • Hofer Telekom
  • Lycamobile
  • M:Tel Austria
  • Mundio
  • Orange Austria

Austria aiming for national 1Gb/s broadband services

Austria has a mature telecom market, dominated by Telekom Austria, Magenta Telekom (formed from the merger of T-Mobile Austria and the cableco UPC Austria), and 3 Austria. The mobile market benefits from a growing number of MVNOs.

In common with other countries in the region, the telcos as well as the government and regulator have been focussed on delivering improved telecom infrastructure. The government has in train a program to provide a national gigabit service by 2030, delivered by private enterprise though with some state funding. This is based on fibre networks supported by 5G, with the MNOs able to expand the reach of their 5G services following auctions held in March 2019 and September 2020.

The fixed-line broadband market is still dominated by the DSL sector, while the cable broadband sector has held a steady share of connections in recent years. The fibre sector was slow to develop, and although fibre penetration remains low there is considerable vigour among operators to build out network infrastructure. By February 2021, A1 Telekom's fibre network reached more than 2.3 million premises. Magenta Telekom continues to invest in DOCSIS3.1 technology, and by mid-2021 about a third of premises (some 1.4 million) nationally could access the company's gigabit service.

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 affecting broadband access and mobile spectrum.

The publisher notes that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the telecoms market. On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, has offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect has been a reduced (and sometimes negative) subscriber growth, which will continue into 2021.

Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments:

  • A1 expecting to provide national coverage with its 5G service by end-2023;
  • Magenta Telekom extends its 1Gb/s services to a third of premises nationally;
  • Regulator completes multi-spectrum auction for 5G services;
  • MNOs deploy 700MHz spectrum for 5G;
  • Telekom Austria trials XG-Fast technology providing data at over 11Gb/s;
  • Government provides an additional 1.4 billion for its national broadband program;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to Q4 2020, telcos' financial and operating data to Q1 2021, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telekom Austria (A1), Tele2, tele.ring, Magenta Telekom (UPC Austria, T-Mobile Austria), 3 Austria, Orange Austria, Mundio, Lycamobile, Yesss!, M:Tel Austria, Hofer Telekom, Xlink.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3 Austria
  • Hofer Telekom
  • Lycamobile
  • M:Tel Austria
  • Mundio
  • Orange Austria

Key statistics
Regional European Market Comparison
  • Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

Country overview
Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
  • Market analysis

Regulatory environment
  • Historical overview
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments

Mobile market
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Regional broadband
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • G.fast
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services

Fixed network operators
  • Introduction
  • Telekom Austria
  • Tele2
  • tele.ring
  • Magenta Telekom
  • eTel Austria

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
  • International infrastructure
  • Smart infrastructure

Glossary of abbreviationsRelated reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities- Austria 2021 (e)
Table 2 Development of telecom revenue by sector ( million) 2011-2020
Table 3 Development of telecoms sector investment by type ( million) 2011-2020
Table 4 Development of telecom traffic by sector (billion minutes) 2011-2020
Table 5 Average fixed-line residential subscriber use of services 2014-2020
Table 6 Decline in fixed-line interconnection revenue 2012-2020
Table 7 Wholesale access lines by type 2016-2020
Table 8 Decline in the number of CPS and CbC lines 2011-2020
Table 9 European data roaming charges 2017-2022
Table 10 Decline in revenue from providing roaming services 2012-2020
Table 11 Growth in the number of mobile number portings 2010-2020
Table 12 Development of mobile interconnection revenue 2012-2020
Table 13 Mobile market revenue by service ( million) 2012-2020
Table 14 Development of mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale ( million) 2011-2020
Table 15 Average mobile subscriber use of services 2012-2020
Table 16 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2011-2026
Table 17 Change in mobile numbers in use, contract and prepaid (million) 2011-2020
Table 18 Change in the number of A1's prepaid subscribers 2011-2020
Table 19 Change in the number of Magenta Telekom's prepaid subscribers 2009-2020
Table 20 Growth in the number of M2M SIM cards 2012-2020
Table 21 Change in mobile voice traffic 2011-2020
Table 22 Decline in the number of SMS messages sent 2011-2020
Table 23 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers (million) 2010-2020
Table 24 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 25 Growth in mobile broadband traffic 2011-2020
Table 26 Growth in the number of A1's mobile broadband subscribers 2009-2021
Table 27 Change in the number of 3 Austria's active subscribers (thousand) 2013-2020
Table 28 Change in the number of 3 Austria's registered subscribers (thousand) 2009-2020
Table 29 Development of 3 Austria's financial data ( million) 2012-2020
Table 30 Development of 3 Austria's annualised ARPU (/month) 2011-2020
Table 31 Change in the number of A1's mobile subscribers (million) 2011-2021
Table 32 Development of A1's mobile service revenue 2010-2021
Table 33 Change in A1's mobile service revenue by quarter 2015-2021
Table 34 Change in A1's monthly mobile ARPU (/month) 2011-2020
Table 35 Development of Magenta Telekom's mobile service revenue 2011-2020
Table 36 Magenta Telekom's mobile service revenue by quarter 2015-2020
Table 37 Change in the number of Magenta Telekom's mobile subscribers (million) 2009-2021
Table 38 Decline in Magenta Telekom's annualised mobile ARPU 2011-2020
Table 39 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by data rate 2012-2020
Table 40 Change in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type (thousand) 2009-2020
Table 41 Change in the market share of fixed broadband connections by technology 2013-2020
Table 42 Growth in fixed-line broadband traffic 2018-2020
Table 43 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 44 Change in the number of bundled and standalone broadband connections 2015-2020
Table 45 Increase in revenue from retail and wholesale broadband services ( million) 2011-2020
Table 46 Cable broadband subscribers 2012-2020
Table 47 Growth in Magenta Telekom's broadband subscriber base 2009-2021
Table 48 Change in the number of Telekom Austria's fixed broadband lines 2009-2021
Table 49 Decline in the number of Telekom Austria's unbundled lines 2009-2020
Table 50 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers 2009-2020
Table 51 Growth in the number of FttP subscribers 2012-2020
Table 52 Growth in the number of fixed-line wireless broadband subscribers 2009-2020
Table 53 Development of Telekom Austria Group's financial data ( billion) 2011-2021
Table 54 Development of Telekom Austria's financial data ( billion) 2009-2021
Table 55 Decline in the number of Telekom Austria's PSTN and ISDN access lines 2009-2021
Table 56 Development of Telekom Austria's financial data by sector ( million) 2009-2021
Table 57 Magenta Telekom revenue by type ( million) 2009-2021
Table 58 Fixed lines in service by type 2012-2020
Table 59 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 60 Development of fixed-line revenue by type ( million) 2012-2020
Table 61 Historic - Telecom revenue by sector ( million) 2003-2010
Table 62 Historic - Annual ported geographic numbers 2007-2014
Table 63 Historic - CPS and CbC lines 2004-2010
Table 64 Historic - Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections ( million) 2005-2010
Table 65 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate (regulator data) 1999-2010
Table 66 Historic - Mobile numbers in use, contract and prepaid 2004-2010
Table 67 Historic - A1 prepaid subscribers 2005-2010
Table 68 Historic - GSM SIM cards in service 2012-2017
Table 69 Historic - LTE SIM cards in service 2013-2017
Table 70 Historic - 3G SIM cards in service 2012-2017
Table 71 Historic - A1 M2M connections 2015-2016
Table 72 Historic - Mobile data traffic 2008-2010
Table 73 Historic - SMS messages sent 2001-2010
Table 74 Historic - Text messaging revenue 2013-2017
Table 75 Historic - A1 SMS sent 2006-2015
Table 76 Historic - Mobile broadband download speed by technology (Mb/s) 2013-2017
Table 77 Historic - Household broadband penetration by fixed/mobile platform 2012-2017
Table 78 Historic - Roaming revenue 2015-2017
Table 79 Historic - Roaming traffic 2015-2017
Table 80 Historic - Mobile termination charges by operator ( cents) 2008-2011
Table 81 Historic - Orange Austria mobile subscribers 2009-2012
Table 82 Historic - A1 subscribers (Austria) (million) 2000-2010
Table 83 Historic - A1 monthly ARPU (/month) 2004-2010
Table 84 Historic - T-Mobile Austria subscribers 2004-2010
Table 85 Historic - UPC Austria mobile subscribers 2016-2018
Table 86 Historic - Mobile voice traffic 2003-2010
Table 87 Historic - Mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale ( million) 2000-2010
Table 88 Historic - A1 - mobile service revenue ( million) 2004-2009
Table 89 Historic - T-Mobile Austria mobile service revenue 2003-2010
Table 90 Historic - Mobile market revenue by service ( million) 2012-2017
Table 91 Historic - Telekom Austria Group financial data ( billion) 2001-2010
Table 92 Historic - Telekom Austria traffic statistics (million minutes) 2007-2015
Table 93 Historic - Telekom Austria traffic statistics, annual change 2010-2015
Table 94 Historic - Tele2 financial data by sector (SEK million) 2007-2017
Table 95 Historic - Tele2 subscribers (thousand) 2007-2017
Table 96 Historic - UPC Austria revenue 2005-2018
Table 97 Historic - UPC Austria subscribers (thousand) 2006-2018
Table 98 Historic - Fixed lines in service and household teledensity 1999-2010
Table 99 Historic - Development of telecoms sector investment by type ( million) 2006-2010
Table 100 Historic - Development of telecom traffic by sector (billion minutes) 2005-2010
Table 101 Historic - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009-2010
Table 102 Historic - Development of 3 Austria's financial data ( million) 2008-2011
Table 103 Historic - Development of 3 Austria's annualised ARPU (/month) 2008-2010
Table 104 Historic - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2009-2010
Table 105 Historic - Decline in the number of Telekom Austria's PSTN and ISDN access lines (thousand) 2005-2008
Table 106 Historic - Decline in Magenta Telekom's annualised mobile ARPU 2006-2010
List of Charts
Chart 1 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders (top tier)
Chart 2 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers (middle tier)
Chart 3 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents (bottom tier)
Chart 4 Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Scandinavia and Baltics mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Northern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 11 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 12 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 13 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 14 Development of telecom revenue by sector 2011-2020
Chart 15 Development of telecoms sector investment by type 2011-2020
Chart 16 Development of telecom traffic by sector 2011-2020
Chart 17 Decline in fixed-line interconnection revenue 2012-2020
Chart 18 Decline in the number of CPS and CbC lines 2011-2020
Chart 19 Decline in revenue from providing roaming services 2012-2020
Chart 20 Growth in the number of mobile number portings 2010-2020
Chart 21 Development of mobile interconnection revenue 2012-2020
Chart 22 Mobile market revenue by service 2012-2020
Chart 23 Development of mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale 2011-2020
Chart 24 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2011-2026
Chart 25 Change in mobile numbers in use, contract and prepaid 2011-2020
Chart 26 Change in the number of A1's prepaid subscribers 2011-2020
Chart 27 Change in the number of Magenta Telekom's prepaid subscribers 2009-2020
Chart 28 Growth in the number of M2M SIM cards 2012-2020
Chart 29 Change in mobile voice traffic 2011-2020
Chart 30 Decline in the number of SMS messages sent 2011-2020
Chart 31 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers 2010-2020
Chart 32 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 33 Growth in mobile broadband traffic 2011-2020
Chart 34 Growth in the number of A1's mobile broadband subscribers 2009-2021
Chart 35 Change in the number of 3 Austria's active subscribers 2013-2020
Chart 36 Change in the number of 3 Austria's registered subscribers 2009-2020
Chart 37 Development of 3 Austria's financial data 2012-2020
Chart 38 Development of 3 Austria's annualised ARPU 2011-2020
Chart 39 Change in the number of A1's mobile subscribers 2011-2021
Chart 40 Development of A1's mobile service revenue 2010-2021
Chart 41 Change in A1's monthly mobile ARPU 2011-2020
Chart 42 Development of Magenta Telekom's mobile service revenue 2011-2020
Chart 43 Change in the number of Magenta Telekom's mobile subscribers 2009-2021
Chart 44 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by data rate 2012-2020
Chart 45 Change in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2009-2020
Chart 46 Change in the market share of fixed broadband connections by technology 2013-2020
Chart 47 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 48 Change in the number of bundled and standalone broadband connections 2015-2020
Chart 49 Increase in revenue from retail and wholesale broadband services 2011-2020
Chart 50 Cable broadband subscribers 2012-2020
Chart 51 Growth in Magenta Telekom's broadband subscriber base 2009-2021
Chart 52 Change in the number of Telekom Austria's fixed broadband lines 2009-2021
Chart 53 Decline in the number of Telekom Austria's unbundled lines 2009-2020
Chart 54 Growth in the number of FttP subscribers 2012-2020
Chart 55 Development of Telekom Austria Group's financial data 2011-2021
Chart 56 Development of Telekom Austria's financial data 2009-2021
Chart 57 Development of Telekom Austria's financial data by sector 2009-2021
Chart 58 Fixed lines in service by type 2012-2020
Chart 59 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 60 Development of fixed-line revenue by type 2012-2020
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop
Exhibit 3 3G licence results 2000
Exhibit 4 450MHz licence results 2006
Exhibit 5 GSM spectrum allocations by operator - 2002
Exhibit 6 GSM spectrum distribution among MNOs (MHz) 2010
Exhibit 7 2.6GHz spectrum auction results September 2010
Exhibit 8 Multi-spectrum auction results Oct 2013
Exhibit 9 Multi-spectrum auction results Sept 2020
Exhibit 10 3 Austria spectrum concessions
Exhibit 11 Regional WLL licenses in 3.5GHz spectrum by operator 2004
Exhibit 12 Regional WLL licenses in 3.5GHz spectrum by operator 2009
Exhibit 13 450MHz frequency allocation overview 2006
Exhibit 14 450MHz frequency allocation overview 2006
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  • Telekom Austria (A1)
  • Tele2
  • tele.ring
  • Magenta Telekom (UPC Austria, T-Mobile Austria)
  • 3 Austria
  • Orange Austria
  • Mundio
  • Lycamobile
  • Yesss!
  • M:Tel Austria
  • Hofer Telekom
  • Xlink.
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