Austria - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Austria’s highly competitive mobile market continues to benefit from new entrants in the MVNO sector. The market has already undergone recent changes, with 3 Austria having acquired the network and assets of Orange Austria, a move which led a consolidation among three network operators: 3 Austria, T-Mobile Austria and Telekom Austria’s own unit A1. The number of MVNOs has increased steadily, and by early 2016 the collectively had a 3.6% share of the market. Though this is relatively small, it was double the market share of a year earlier. Part of this growth in the MVNO sector is due to regulatory concessions by which 3 Austria, as part of its Orange take-over, was obliged to provide a third of its network capacity to support up to 16 MVNOs. The competitive environment has led to relatively low ARPU for operators, and some of the region’s lowest tariffs for consumers. The operators’ LTE networks have benefited from regulatory measures which have allowed operators to refarm existing 2G and 3G spectrum for LTE, while spectrum in the 700MHz has also been set aside for mobile broadband use once this band is released from broadcasters.

Key developments:

ZTE signs an MoU with 3 Austria to trial pre-5G technologies; MVNOs secure 3.6% market share of subscribers; regulator reclassifies GSM spectrum for 3G and LTE use; T-Mobile Austria increases LTE data rates to 150Mb/s; LTE available to about 98% of the population; mobile TV streaming success with more than 50 channels available; 700MHz spectrum to be assigned for mobile broadband use; Telekom Austria adds M2M platforms; report update includes the regulator’s market data to Q1 2016, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q2 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Orange, 3 Austria, A1, T-Mobile, Tele2, Mundio, Lycamobile, Yesss!, M:Tel Austria, Hofer Telekom.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
    • 3.2 Mobile voice
    • 3.3 Mobile data
      • 3.3.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 3.3.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 3.4 Mobile broadband
    • 3.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 3.5.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 4. Regulatory issues
    • 4.1 Regulatory authority
    • 4.2 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • 4.2.1 450MHz
      • 4.2.2 700MHz
      • 4.2.3 900MHz
      • 4.2.4 800MHz
      • 4.2.5 2.6GHz
      • 4.2.6 Spectrum auctions 2013
    • 4.3 Roaming
    • 4.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 4.5 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
    • 4.6 Network sharing
  • 5. Mobile infrastructure
    • 5.1 Digital networks
      • 5.1.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 5.1.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 5.1.3 5G
    • 5.2 Other infrastructure developments
      • 5.2.1 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 5.2.2 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
      • 5.2.3 Enhanced data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 5.2.4 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      • 5.2.5 High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD)
      • 5.2.6 High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)
  • 6. Major mobile operators
    • 6.1 Orange Austria
    • 6.2 3 Austria (Drei Austria)
    • 6.3 A1
    • 6.4 T-Mobile Austria
    • 6.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • 7. Mobile content and applications
    • 7.1 M-commerce
    • 7.2 Mobile VoIP
    • 7.3 Machine-to-Machine
    • 7.4 Mobile TV
    • 7.5 Femtocells
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Mobile market revenue by service – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 2 – Mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale – 2000 - 2016
  • Table 3 – Average mobile subscriber use of services – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate (regulator data) – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 5 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010- 2017
  • Table 6 – Mobile SIMs in use, 2G, 3G and 4G – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 7 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 8 – Mobile numbers in use, contract and prepaid – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 9 – A1 prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 10 – Mobile call minutes – 2003 - 2017
  • Table 11 – SMS messages sent – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Text messaging revenue – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 13 – A1 SMS sent – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 14 – Mobile broadband download speed by technology – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 15 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 16 – Households broadband penetration by fixed/mobile platform – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 17 – Mobile broadband traffic – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 18 – A1 mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 19 – Mobile broadband market share by provider – 2013 - 2015
  • Table 20 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
  • Table 21 – GSM spectrum distribution among MNOs (MHz) – 2010
  • Table 22 – 2.6GHz spectrum auction results – September 2010
  • Table 24 – European roaming charges – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 25 – Mobile number portings – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 26 – Mobile termination charges by operator (historic) – 2008 - 2011
  • Table 27 – 3G SIM cards in service – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 28 – LTE SIM cards in service – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 29 – GSM SIM cards in service – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 30 – Orange Austria mobile subscribers (historic) – 2009 - 2012
  • Table 31 – 3 Austria active subscribers – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 32 – 3 Austria registered subscribers – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 33 – 3 Austria financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 34 – 3 Austria annualised ARPU – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 35 – A1 subscribers (Austria) – 2000 - 2016
  • Table 36 – A1 - mobile financial data – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 37 – A1 monthly ARPU – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 38 – T-Mobile Austria mobile service revenue – 2003 - 2016
  • Table 39 – T-Mobile Austria subscribers – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 40 – T-Mobile Austria annualised ARPU – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 41 – M2M SIM cards – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 42 – A1 M2M connections – 2015 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale – 2000 - 2016
  • Chart 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
  • Chart 3 – Mobile SIMs in use, 2G and 3G – 2004 - 2015
  • Chart 4 – Mobile market share by operator – 2006 - 2015
  • Chart 5 – 3 Austria subscribers – 2009 - 2016
  • Chart 6 – 3 Austria annualised ARPU – 2008 - 2016
  • Chart 7 – A1 annualised monthly ARPU – 2004 - 2016
  • Exhibit 1 – Active mobile providers
  • Exhibit 2 – 3G licence results - 2000
  • Exhibit 3 – 450MHz licence results – 2006
  • Exhibit 4 – Multi-spectrum auction results – Oct 2013
  • Exhibit 5 – 2G spectrum allocations by operator
  • Exhibit 6 – 3G spectrum allocations by operator

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Number of pages 34

Status Current

Last updated 19 Aug 2016
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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