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Member States to facilitate broadband investment

Indicator Status Evidence
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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