Austria as an example of mature telecom market. After liberalization of local telecom market, fix broadband landscape became divided by two types: competitive cities market with high speed excess, low prices and different services; rural market with no huge investments, DSL technologies, high prices etc. So, there are many questions of rural development, especially taking into account Recommendation of EC Commission to provide every household with at least 100 Mbit/s internet-accesses by 2020. Perhaps, there is only one right way to solve this problem – huge government investments.About current telecom market trends – of course, it’s a convergence when mobile carries acquire fix providers as well as pay more attention to the development of TV and partnership with media players. Wi-Fi offloading as the next step of development of such universal convergent players.
Vedomosti. Telecom-2015: Thomas Hintze, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UPC Austria. Competition on the international telecom market.