Drei Austria (3)

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Company Name

Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH

Ownership Type


Ownership/Controlling Entity



3G UMTS Frequency Bands

IoT Technology

Company Overview

Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH is a telecommunications company based in Vienna, operating since May 5, 2003 under the brand 3 Austria. Hutchison Drei Austria is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. The company was the first mobile carrier to operate in Austria. In January 2013 the company undertook a takeover of third largest carrier Orange Austria, dissolving the Orange brand in the process and merging the network's 2G and 3G infrastructure into its own.

The company operates 2G services on 900 and 1800 MHz, and 3G services over B1 (2100 MHz), with DC-HSPA+ being launched in March 2010. 3 Austria began rolling out its 4G LTE network in 2014 and now offers LTE-A carrier aggregation on its operating bands B1 (2100 MHz), B3 (1800 MHz), B7 (2600 MHz), and B8 (900 MHz), advertising peak DL data rates of up to 300 Mbps.

Drei launched "Pre-5G" Massive MIMO in selected areas on its LTE network in April 2018, with a national rollout over the following year.

Drei IoT

In May 2019 Drei announced the successful national rollout of its NB-IoT network. The network is understood to operate over the operator's existing B8 (900 MHz) LTE band.

Drei 5G

Drei has trialled 5G technologies in partnership with ZTE. The two companies jointly launched a 5G Innovation Lab as announced in July 2018. The company secured 100 MHz of 5G spectrum in the March 2019 national auction from 3590 to 3690 MHz.

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 2006-07 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
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 2011-11]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
15 MHz Active
10 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
3 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 Trialling
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus
100 MHz Trialling
IoT Network - NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)
Technology Status Active
Band Launch Date

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.

News & Developments

Telekom provider Drei launched a new mobile network for the Internet of Things (IoT) on Wednesday. "We have completed the nationwide expansion of our Narrowband IoT network and started live operation, which is expected to boost the Internet of Things even before the 5G rollout nationwide," said Jan Trionow, CEO of Drei during a press briefing.

Global telecommunications company ZTE and mobile operator Hutchison Drei Austria are deepening their strategic partnership to prepare Austria for the introduction of state-of-the-art technology solutions. Thanks to ZTE's international role in the technology sector and its intensive research and development activities, the group has positioned itself as a leading expert in 5G techno

In Vienna, a new mobile technology technology celebrated its Austrian premiere on Thursday: In Seestadt Aspern, Telekom provider Drei has taken the first step into the age of 5G, the next mobile generation, with the launch of one of the world's first commercial operations Massive MIMO, a so-called Pre5G technology. With the newly introduced frequency spectrum, Drei can increase its