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Introduction

The Austrian telecoms sector is an evolving market, and there is intensifying competition in both the fixed and mobile segments.

Highlights

  • Regulatory measures have resulted in improved competition, but long-term sustainability remains uncertain.
  • The regulator is taking steps to ensure operators adhere to the EU's net-neutrality rules in the country.
  • The country has increased its focus on consumer protection measures.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in Austria.
  • Learn about spectrum policy in the country and licenses held by the operators in each market.
  • Learn details of the relevant regulated markets and the players designated as dominant in these markets.

Key questions answered

  • What initiatives has the regulator taken to improve competition in the country?
  • What services are subject to regulation in the fixed and mobile wholesale markets in Austria?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author