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Introduction

Recent events in the Austrian telecoms sector have had a positive impact on the country’s economy and created a consumer-friendly environment.

Highlights

  • The telecoms market is becoming more competitive as a result of steps taken by the regulator, but, although mobile broadband penetration is very high, fixed broadband needs a boost from the government.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the relevant regulated markets and the players designated as dominant in these markets.
  • Provides a detailed overview of the regulatory environment in the country.

Key questions answered

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

Other services subject to regulation

  • Other services subject to regulation in Austria
  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service obligation

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to ex-ante regulation in Austria

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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