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Introduction

Austria has good fixed broadband coverage, and the country is on track to achieve its national broadband target of 100% coverage of ultrafast broadband services by 2020. However, the government faces the critical challenge of low take-up of broadband services.

Highlights

  • The RTR has concluded the auction of high-frequency bands for 5G and a multiband auction is set to follow.
  • High-speed broadband coverage has improved significantly, but broadband take-up is lagging.
  • The RTR has been proactive in encouraging net neutrality.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers details of the relevant regulated markets and the players identified as dominant in these markets.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in Austria.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Austria?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies 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