New market study, "Austria Telecommunications Report Q3 2015", has been published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri May 29 2015

The entrance of Tele2 and other MVNO's could help to offset some of the net subscription losses recorded by the major operators over the last two years. Austria is a saturated market, and as MVNO customers are effectively being drawn from MNOs' retail user bases, the next few months should reveal the first tangible evidence that the influx of low-cost offers is weighing on MNOs' bottom lines. For the three MNOs, focusing on 3G/4G will continue to be a priority, in order to combat the fall in ARPU as MVNOs grow. The wireline segment is in a stronger position, with demand for higher capacity services continuing to grow, alongside uptake of bundled services, offering operators lower churn and higher value growth opportunities.

Key Data

* Mobile subscriptions down 1.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 13.046mn in Q414.
* LTE subscriptions are up 25.2% y-o-y in Q214 to reach 142,564.
* Bundled broadband and TV packages are among the fastest growing segments up by 24.2% in Q214.
* According to regulatory data, growth of broadband subscriptions continued its steady pace in 2013, ending the year with 7.7mn subscriptions, up by 9.6% y-o-y. This also includes mobile broadband and smartphone tariffs.

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Key Trends And Developments

Tele2 Austria has relaunched mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services, leveraging the network of T-Mobile to reach customers in the enterprise sector. The new services will allow it to attract and retain wireline voice and broadband customers that would otherwise turn to A1 Telekom Austria for their converged service needs. Tele2's wireline user base has been contracting steadily over the last four years and has needed to broaden its appeal in order to remain relevant and protect its historical investments in Austria. Its return to the mobile market reflects improved operating conditions for minor players. Tele2's return to the mobile market reflects the improved regulatory and business environment conditions and will add value to...

The Austria Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Austria's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Austria Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Austria.

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