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

Synopsis

Austria’s competitive mobile market is dominated by the three operators 3 Austria, Magenta Telekom (T-Mobile Austria) and Telekom Austria’s own unit A1. However, the market also benefits from a growing number of new entrants in the MVNO sector, which collectively have about 7% of the market by subscribers. The growth in the MVNO sector is partly due to regulatory concessions by which 3 Austria, as a condition of its take-over of Orange Austria, 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, as well as 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.

In March 2019 the regulator concluded an auction of spectrum in the 3.4-3.6Hz range to be used for 5G services. Investment among MNOs has been focussed on 5G, with the first 5G capable base stations having already been switched on.

Key developments:

  • H3 Austria launches a nationwide NB-IoT network;
  • Regulator concludes 3.4-3.6GHz auction for 5G services;
  • Magenta Telekom expands Narrowband IoT capabilities, trials 5G, launches VoLTE service;
  • ZTE and 3 Austria set up Innovation Lab to trial 5G;
  • A1 and Nokia trial tri-carrier technology;
  • Regulator reclassifies GSM spectrum for 3G and LTE use;
  • 700MHz spectrum to be assigned for 5G use from 2020;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data for 2018, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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

Table of Contents

  • Market analysis

  • Mobile statistics

    • General statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure

    • Digital networks
      • 5G
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 3G
    • Other infrastructure developments
      • Internet of Things (IoT)
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • Mobile voice

  • Mobile data

    • Short Message Service (SMS)
    • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • Mobile broadband
    • Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Regulatory issues

    • Regulatory authority
    • Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • 450MHz
      • 700MHz
      • 900MHz
      • 800MHz
      • 2.6GHz
      • Spectrum auctions - 2013
      • Spectrum auction – 3.4-3.6GHz
    • Roaming
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
    • Network sharing
  • Major mobile operators

    • Orange Austria
    • 3 Austria (Drei Austria)
    • A1 Austria
    • Magenta Telekom
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications

    • M-commerce
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Mobile market revenue by service – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 2 – Mobile market revenue by service – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Average mobile subscriber use of services – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010- 2019
  • Table 6 – Mobile numbers in use, contract and prepaid – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 7 – A1 prepaid subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 8 – T-Mobile Austria prepaid subscribers – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 9 – M2M SIM cards – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Mobile voice traffic – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 11 – SMS messages sent – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 13 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 – 2019
  • Table 14 – Mobile broadband traffic – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 15 – A1 mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 16 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 17 – GSM spectrum distribution among MNOs (MHz) – 2010
  • Table 18 – European data roaming charges – 2017 - 2022
  • Table 19 – Mobile number portings – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 20 – 3 Austria active subscribers – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 21 – 3 Austria registered subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 22 – 3 Austria financial data – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 23 – 3 Austria annualised ARPU – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 24 – A1 subscribers (Austria) – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 25 – A1 - mobile financial data – 2004 – 2019
  • Table 26 – A1 - mobile revenue by quarter – 2015 – 2019
  • Table 27 – A1 monthly ARPU – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 28 – T-Mobile Austria mobile service revenue – 2003 – 2019
  • Table 29 – T-Mobile Austria mobile service revenue by quarter – 2015 - 2019
  • Table 30 – T-Mobile Austria subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 31 – T-Mobile Austria annualised ARPU – 2006 – 2019

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale – 2000 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 3 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 – 2019
  • Chart 5 – 3 Austria active subscribers – 2013 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – 3 Austria registered subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – 3 Austria financial data – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – 3 Austria annualised ARPU – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – A1 subscribers (Austria) – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 10 – A1 annualised monthly ARPU – 2009 – 2019

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Active mobile providers
  • Exhibit 2 – 2G spectrum allocations by operator
  • Exhibit 3 – 3G spectrum allocations by operator
  • Exhibit 4 – 3G licence results – 2000
  • Exhibit 5 – 450MHz licence results – 2006
  • Exhibit 6 – 2.6GHz spectrum auction results – September 2010
  • Exhibit 7 – Multi-spectrum auction results – Oct 2013
  • Exhibit 8 – 3 Austria spectrum concessions

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Number of pages 73

Status Current

Last updated 6 Jun 2019
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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