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Introduction

Regulatory efforts in the Austrian telecoms sector have yield results in the form of improved competition and significant growth in the mobile data segment. However, the regulator should focus on spectrum availability to meet the growing demand for mobile services.

Highlights

  • Spectrum holdings of Austrian mobile operators – updated in September 2017.
  • Markets susceptible to ex-ante regulation in Austria – updated in September 2017.
  • The RTR's consumer-centric approach has resulted in a sharp fall in consumer complaints.

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
  • Measures designed to tackle illegal file sharing
  • 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
  • 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