Austria - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

The Austrian fixed-line broadband market continues to be 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. However, there is a shift in investment towards fibre, with the incumbent committed to invest €400 million during 2015 to improve its networks and the government allocating €1 billion in public funding to upgrade infrastructure nationally.

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, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite. The report also profiles of some of the key providers, and provides forecasts for broadband penetration to 2020.

Key developments:

Government pledges €1 billion in funding to upgrade national broadband availability; Telekom Austria delivers 100Mb/s with G.fast, 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 updates for 2014; operator data to Q2 2015, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.1 Market analysis – recent developments
    • 2.2 Broadband statistics
    • 2.3 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2015; 2017; 2020
      • 2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 3.1 UPC Austria
    • 3.2 Government support
    • 3.3 Regional broadband
  • 4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • 5. G.fast
  • 6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
  • 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 frequency band
    • 7.5 3.5GHz frequency band
    • 7.6 Wireless LANs/Wi-Fi
      • 7.6.1 Metronet/T-Mobile Austria
      • 7.6.2 Orange
    • 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 - 2014
  • Table 2 – Broadband downloaded traffic – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 3 – ICT development – households with computers, internet, broadband (%) – 2002 - 2013
  • Table 4 – ICT development – businesses with computers, internet, websites (%) – 2003 - 2014
  • Table 5 – Broadband connections by data rate – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 6 – Market share of broadband connections by technology – 2013
  • Table 7 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2004
  • Table 8 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 - 2015
  • Table 9 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Total fixed-line broadband penetration – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 11 – Revenue from retail and wholesale broadband connections – 2005 - 2015
  • Table 12 – Broadband market share by platform – 2013 - 2015
  • Table 13 – Fixed broadband market share by provider – 2013 - 2015
  • Table 14 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2017; 2020
  • Table 15 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2017; 2020
  • Table 16 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 17 – UPC Austria broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2015
  • Table 19 – Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines – 2005 - 2015
  • Table 20 – ADSL subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 21 –FttP connections – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 22 – Fixed-line wireless broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2014
  • Table 23 – Bitstream access lines by type – 2004 - 2014
  • Table 24 – Bitstream and resale access revenue – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 25 – Telekom Austria unbundled lines – 2004 - 2015
  • Chart 1 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2003 - 2015
  • Chart 2 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type – 2002 - 2015
  • Chart 3 – Telekom Austria: retail and wholesale DSL lines – 2004 - 2015
  • 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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