Austria - Broadband Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts

Synopsis

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.

Table of Contents

  • 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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