A1 Telekom Austria

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Company Name

A1 Telekom Austria

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

5G NR Frequency Bands

Company Overview

A1 Telekom Austria (A1) is a major Austrian fixed and mobile network operator. It has been operating commercially since 1994 and in testing since 1992. It launched under the name Mobilkom Austria. After the merger with Telekom Austria in July 2010 it operates under the new name of A1 Telekom Austria.

A1 Telekom Austria is a 100% subsidiary of Telekom Austria. A1 Telekom Austria offers convergent communication solutions. The product portfolio includes fixed line and mobile telephony, internet, IT services, IPTV, wholesale services as well as mobile payment solutions. In 2012 the company acquired Orange Austria Telecommunication GmbH (Orange Austria), acquiring its portfolio of customers along with base station infrastructure and frequency licences in the 900, 2100, and 2600 MHz bands, substantially increasing A1's network capacity and performance.

The company launched its 3G UMTS service in 2003 on B1 (2100 MHz) later upgraded to HSPA+ in 2009, the first in Europe, and later DC-HSPA+ in December 2010. A1 launched its 4G LTE service in 2010 on B7 (2600 MHz) band in metropolitan areas and B20 (800 MHz) in rural areas. In 2014 the company began LTE-A upgrades to permit carrier aggregation of B7 and B20 bands. A1 announced the successful implementation of LTE-A Pro "Pre5G" technology on its network in December 2018.

A1 Telekom Austria 5G

Together with its technology partner Nokia, A1 conducted live network testing of its 5G service in June 2018, achieving peak data rates of 1.4 Gbps. The company implemented its first 5G base stations in the town of Gmünd in January 2019 using an n78 (3500 MHz) carrier. A1 secured 5G spectrum in the March 2019 national auction from 3470 to 3590 MHz (120 MHz total).

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2006-01 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2010-11]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Active [Launched 2019-01-11]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus
100 MHz Active