Austria - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

The Austrian fixed-line broadband market is dominated by the DSL sector, which retained a 64% market share of subscribers at the beginning of 2017. The cable broadband sector has held a steady share of about 34%. Although there are a number of smaller operators the cable sector is dominated by UPC Austria. The incumbent telco Telekom Austria has invested in G.fast technologies to supplement high-bandwidth connectivity in areas where it has not prioritised fibre. Fibre penetration remains low, with the platform having less than 2% market share of subscribers, but there is vigour among operators to build out network infrastructure. 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 in February 2017 proposed a framework by which broadband services could be expanded across the country, partly through encouraging the use of DSL vectoring technology.

Key developments:

Telekom Austria trials XG-Fast technology providing data at over 11Gb/s; T-Mobile Austria and Huawei sign five-year deal to improve wireless home broadband services; regulator proposes framework to expand broadband services nationally; government pledges €1 billion to upgrade national broadband availability; UPC Austria acquires regional cableco Kabel-TV Stadl-Paura; Telekom Austria commits €400 million for domestic broadband infrastructure upgrades, expands satellite broadband to deliver bundled services; Xlink launches 1Gb/s FttP broadband offer; UPC Austria tests 1.3Gb/s service; TA trials vectoring technology; report update includes the regulator’s market data to Q4 2016, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.1 Market analysis
    • 2.2 Broadband statistics
    • 2.3 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
      • 2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 3.1 UPC Austria
    • 3.2 Regional broadband
  • 4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • 5. G.fast
  • 6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • 7. Other fixed broadband services
    • 7.1 BPL
    • 7.2 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
    • 7.3 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • 7.4 450MHz band
    • 7.5 3.5GHz band
    • 7.6 Wireless LANs/Wi-Fi
      • 7.6.1 Metronet/T-Mobile Austria
      • 7.6.2 Orange Austria
    • 7.7 WiMAX
    • 7.8 Internet via satellite
  • 8. Competition issues
    • 8.1 Regulating wholesale access
    • 8.2 Wholesale market
      • 8.2.1 Bitstream
      • 8.2.2 Unbundling
  • 9. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Broadband penetration of households – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 2 – ICT development – households with computers, internet, broadband (%) – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 3 – ICT development – businesses with computers, internet, websites (%) – 2003 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Broadband connections by data rate – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 5 – Market share of fixed broadband connections by technology – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 6 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 7 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 8 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 9 – Total fixed-line broadband penetration – 2002 - 2017
  • Table 10 – Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections – 2005 - 2015
  • Table 11 – Broadband market share by platform – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 12 – Fixed broadband market share by provider – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Forecast broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
  • Table 14 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 15 – UPC Austria broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 17 – Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 18 – DSL subscribers – 2000 - 2016
  • Table 19 –FttP connections – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 20 – Fixed-line wireless broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 21 – Bitstream access lines by type – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 22 – Bitstream and resale access revenue – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 23 – Telekom Austria unbundled lines – 2004 - 2017
  • Chart 1 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2003 - 2018
  • Chart 2 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type – 2002 - 2016
  • 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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Number of pages 21

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Last updated 1 Jun 2017
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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