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.
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.