Hutch to introduce low cost operator in Austria

Hutchison Whampoa will introduce a new low cost player in Austria in a bid to increase its market share, according to Reuters. The move will see Hutchison positioning a recently acquired niche player, Eety, as an independent brand, alongside its …

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Austria’s 2013 spectrum auction upheld

After a number of delays, the Austrian spectrum auction held in 2013 has finally been ruled valid by the country’s highest court, according to Reuters. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, brings to an end the process started by the …

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Austrian auction decision delayed again

A decision on the validity of a spectrum auction held in Austria in 2013 has been delayed once again, with a ruling now expected in December, a court representative told Reuters. The court is deciding whether to annul the auction, …

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Austrian discount retailer set to enter MVNO market – report

Hofer, the Austrian branch of Aldi, is reportedly entering the mobile market in January with its own mobile service offering. It would replace Yesss!, the MVNO Hofer announced it was dropping last December, although the contract is still valid until the end of this year.

3 Austria gets Android carrier billing

Hutchison Whampoa’s 3 group has successfully integrated Google Play direct carrier billing into the network of its Austrian subsidiary, 3 Austria. The company has already rolled out the system in Sweden, Ireland and Hong Kong, allowing apps and other digital goods such as books, music, games as well as the music streaming service Music All Access to be paid for via the mobile bill.

Telekom Austria migrates fixed net telephony to VoIP

Operator group Telecom Austria has announced that its domestic subsidiary, A1, has fully migrated its fixed net telephony to VoIP, claiming to be the first to do so in the EU.