|Have any measures to streamline planning or administrative procedures been introduced to improve broadband investment conditions?||Yes||The Ministry of transport, innovation und technology considers strengthening the intersectoral cooperation between Internet-providers, between Internet-providers and utility companies or between regional authorities.|
|Do you have an operational national mapping of retail broadband coverage at different speeds?||Yes||In preparation of the funding programme “Broadband Austria 2013” a consultation of the Austrian Internet-providers showed regional disparities of retail broadband-coverage (white spots) and of NGA-coverage (white and grey spots). Link to Broadband mapping - http://www.bmvit.gv.at/telekommunikation/politik/downloads/bba2013_anlage1.pdf and to NGA mapping - http://www.bmvit.gv.at/telekommunikation/politik/downloads/bba2013_anlage2.pdf|
|Have civil infrastructure initiatives been developed to entice new market entrants?||Yes||With regard to energy-efficiency and cost-reduction the Austrian Telecommunications Act simplifies procedures to provide infrastructure mapping. Recipients of “Broadband Austria 2013” have to report their raised infrastructure in a GIS-data-file. Than interested subscribers can get information about the possibilities of co-deployment.|
|Has the digital dividend spectrum (790 - 862MHz) been repurposed for mobile broadband and assigned to operators?||Yes||The digital dividend spectrum (790-862MHz) been repurposed for mobile broadband will be assigned to operators late 2012 or beginning 2013 and opened for secondary trading of spectrum and/or licenses. Inter alia minimum geographical coverage obligations are foreseen in the subject licenses. More information available - http://www.rtr.at/de/tk/Frequenzen|
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