A1 Telekom Austria


Austrian study reveals profile of esports fans

Half of Austrians under the age of 25 are interested in esports and one in seven Austrians regularly consume esports content, according to a study by A1 Telekom Austria with Nielsen. Some 32% of people surveyed expressed a strong interest in esports, with that number rising to 49% among 14-24 year-olds. Some 73% of esports […]

A1 tests 8K streaming over 5G

Austrian telco A1 is today debuting a test of 8K video streaming via its 5G networkat the  Alpbach 2019 European Forum. A1 teamed up with technology partners Nokia and Samsung for the project. The telco expanded the mobile Internet infrastructure in the Tyrolean town, upgrading four existing outdoor transmitters with 5G ‘Massive MiMo’ antennas, and […]

A1 Telekom Austria sees boost from TV numbers

A1 Telekom Austria’s Q2 was boosted by strong growth in TV numbers across its central and eastern European markets, with the group highlighting the role of TV content, as well as its solutions and connectivity business, in driving up fixed-line revenues. Fixed line revenue-generating units overall grew by 0.5%, with TV and to a lesser […]

A1 Telekom Austria moves forward with international rebrand

A1 Telekom Austria Group’s operating company in the Belarusian market has begun a two-phase rebranding of the local brand Velcom. Initially, the dual brand velcom | A1 will be used, transitioning later this year into the single brand A1. On April 3, the group’s operating company in North Macedonia announced that its local brand Vip […]

TV content boosts A1 Telekom Austria

The “increased significance of TV content” helped boost A1 Telekom Austria’s performance in 2018, along with resilience in its fixed-line business and growth in solutions and connectivity. A1 also saw strong growth in demand for mobile WiFi routers, in some cases substituting for fixed broadband. The company said that TV content and solutions and connectivity […]

A1 Telekom Austria launches youth-focused OTT TV service

A1 Telekom Austria has launched an OTT TV service aimed at a younger audience. The OTT service, a1now.tv, will provide users with live and video-on-demand content across sport, music and entertainment, including matches from the Austrian Football Bundesliga – for which A1 has signed to be an official rights holder – and lifestyle content from […]

New CEO for A1 Telekom Austria as it grows TV base

A1 Telekom Austria Group has confirmed the appointment of Thomas Arnoldner as its new CEO, with effect from September 1. Arnoldner, whose appointment was trailed in April, will replace Alejandro Plater, who has combined the role of CEO and chief operating officer, since 2015. Arnoldner previously held a senior sales and services role with T-Systems. […]

A1 Telekom Austria sees pay TV grow but fixed-line business declines

A1 Telekom Austria saw its domestic and international fixed-line base decline in the first quarter, with growth in pay TV failing to offset a near across-the-board decline in fixed broadband and phone customers. Telekom Austria saw its domestic Austrian TV base increase by 4.1% to 302,000 in the first quarter, while its fixed broadband base […]