On 22 November 2011, the Austrian regulator (RTR) published its latest market surveillance report providing market data about the fixed-link network, mobile services, leased-line and broadband sectors. According to the report, smart phone tariffs are becoming increasingly popular in Austria. By the second quarter of 2011, 33% of all households in Austria already had a combination tariff for mobile voice and data services, which they used mainly for smart phones. Within a year, smart phone penetration increased by 22%. In total, there were about 4.88 million broadband subscribers in Austria during the second quarter of 2011, with 43% of the subscriptions served by fixed-line networks and 57% through mobile network access.
RTR’s market surveillance report is available at: http://www.rtr.at/en/komp/TKMonitor_4_2011/TM4-2011.pdf (only available in German)