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

Synopsis

Austria’s competitive mobile market is dominated by the three operators 3 Austria, 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 by early 2018 collectively had about 6.7% 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.

Key developments:

  • Regulator making progress with 3.4-3.6GHz auction for 5G services;
  • T-Mobile Austria expands Narrowband IoT capabilities, trials 5G in Innsbruck, launches VoLTE service, acquires UPC Austria;
  • ZTE and 3 Austria set up Innovation Lab to trial 5G;
  • MVNOs secure 6.7% market share of subscribers;
  • 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;
  • Telekom Austria adds M2M platforms;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data for 2017, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q2 2018, 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

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
  • 4. Mobile infrastructure
    • 4.1 Digital networks
      • 4.1.1 5G
      • 4.1.2 4G (LTE)
      • 4.1.3 3G
    • 4.2 Other infrastructure developments
      • 4.2.1 Internet of Things (IoT)
      • 4.2.2 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • 5. Mobile voice
  • 6. Mobile data
    • 6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
    • 6.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 6.3 Mobile broadband
    • 6.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • 7. Regulatory issues
    • 7.1 Regulatory authority
    • 7.2 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • 7.2.1 450MHz
      • 7.2.2 700MHz
      • 7.2.3 900MHz
      • 7.2.4 800MHz
      • 7.2.5 2.6GHz
      • 7.2.6 Spectrum auctions - 2013
      • 7.2.7 Spectrum auction – 3.4-3.6GHz
    • 7.3 Roaming
    • 7.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 7.5 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
    • 7.6 Network sharing
  • 8. Major mobile operators
    • 8.1 Orange Austria
    • 8.2 3 Austria (Drei Austria)
    • 8.3 A1 Austria
    • 8.4 T-Mobile Austria
    • 8.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • 9. Mobile content and applications
    • 9.1 M-commerce
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Mobile market revenue by service – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 2 – Mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale – 2000 - 2018
  • Table 3 – Average mobile subscriber use of services – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 4 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate (regulator data) – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 5 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010- 2018
  • Table 6 – Mobile SIMs in use, 2G, 3G and 4G – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 7 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Mobile numbers in use, contract and prepaid – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 9 – A1 prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 10 – T-Mobile Austria prepaid subscribers – 2014 - 2018
  • Table 11 – GSM SIM cards in service – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 12 – LTE SIM cards in service – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 13 – 3G SIM cards in service – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 14 – M2M SIM cards – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 15 – A1 M2M connections – 2015 - 2016
  • Table 16 – Mobile voice traffic – 2003 - 2017
  • Table 17 – Mobile data traffic – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 18 – SMS messages sent – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 19 – Text messaging revenue – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 20 – A1 SMS sent – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 21 – Mobile broadband download speed by technology – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 22 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 23 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 24 – Household broadband penetration by fixed/mobile platform – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 25 – Mobile broadband traffic – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 26 – A1 mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 27 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 28 – GSM spectrum distribution among MNOs (MHz) – 2010
  • Table 30 – European data roaming charges – 2017 - 2022
  • Table 33 – Mobile number portings – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 34 – Mobile termination charges by operator (historic) – 2008 - 2011
  • Table 35 – Orange Austria mobile subscribers (historic) – 2009 - 2012
  • Table 36 – 3 Austria active subscribers – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 37 – 3 Austria registered subscribers – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 38 – 3 Austria financial data – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 39 – 3 Austria annualised ARPU – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 40 – A1 subscribers (Austria) – 2000 - 2018
  • Table 41 – A1 - mobile financial data – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 42 – A1 - mobile revenue by quarter – 2015 - 2018
  • Table 43 – A1 monthly ARPU – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 44 – T-Mobile Austria mobile service revenue – 2003 - 2018
  • Table 45 – T-Mobile Austria mobile service revenue by quarter – 2015 - 2018
  • Table 46 – T-Mobile Austria subscribers – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 47 – T-Mobile Austria annualised ARPU – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 48 – UPC Austria mobile subscribers – 2016 - 2018
  • Chart 1 – Mobile service revenue, retail and wholesale – 2000 - 2018
  • Chart 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2018
  • Chart 3 – Mobile SIMs in use, 2G and 3G – 2004 - 2017
  • Chart 4 – Mobile market share by operator – 2006 - 2017
  • Chart 5 – 3 Austria active subscribers – 2013 – 2017
  • Chart 6 – 3 Austria subscribers – 2009 - 2016
  • Chart 7 – 3 Austria financial data – 2008 – 2017
  • Chart 8 – 3 Austria annualised ARPU – 2008 - 2017
  • Chart 9 – A1 subscribers (Austria) – 2000 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – A1 annualised monthly ARPU – 2004 - 2018
  • 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 –2018

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Last updated 23 Jul 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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