Telekom Austria

Telekom Austria chooses Harmonic for DTH service

Telekom Austria has chosen Harmonic to provide video processing and management for its new DTH white label platform, unveiled at IBC. Telekom Austria Group has launched its new DTH platform on Harmonic’s ProStream 9100 with ACE stream processors and transcoders, SMD 9200 DVBS-S2 modulators, and its NMX Digital Service Manager. Installation of the system was […]

Telekom Austria ups TV subscribers

Telekom Austria reported a 7.8% increase in domestic TV customers in the first nine months of the year, though revenues and earnings were down year-on-year. The firm said that its Austrian teleco provider A1 reported 229,800 TV customers, up almost 8% compared to the previous year. Broadband lines rose by 5.0% to 1.36 million in […]

Telekom Austria selects Agama for satellite monitoring

Telekom Austria has selected Agama Technologies to provide quality assurance services for its new satellite pay-TV platform.  Agama will monitor and give service assurance to Telekom Austria Group’s direct2home product, which is targeted at broadcasting companies and telecommunication operators in Central and Eastern Europe. Telekom Austria Group launched its direct2home service at IBC. It is designed to let […]

Vipnet begins migration to new satellite platform

Croatian telecom operator Vipnet is beginning the migration of its satellite TV platform to the new white label platform created by Eutelsat and Vipnet parent Telekom Austria at the 16° East position this week. Vip Sat TV customers will receive new HD receivers by the end of November free of charge. The Vip Sat TV […]

Telekom Austria launches white label DTH platform with Eutelsat

Telekom Austria is to use Eutelsat’s platform at 16° East to launch a white label DTH platform to deliver services to central and eastern Europe. Telekom Austria Group has teamed up with Eutelsat to launch a satellite TV platform The solution involves a new B2B DTH platform, uplinking TV signals via Telekom Austria’s earth station […]

Telekom Austria eyes Serbia Broadband takeover

Telekom Austria is reportedly in the running against private equity firms to buy cable operator Serbia Broadband (SBB) for up to €1 billion.  According to a Bloomberg report, Telekom Austria is back in contention after “dropping off a shortlist” of firms looking at SBB’s accounts. Other bidders include Providence Equity Partners, Cinven Advisers and Altice Finco, […]

Telekom Austria reports TV gains

Telekom Austria made TV gains in its first half and second quarter results but reported a decline in revenues, which it attributed to regulatory burdens, fierce competition and macroeconomic headwinds in CEE.  The launch of its new A1 tariff in Austria led to bundle subscriber growth in Q2 of 1.04 million, of which 227,800 are […]

Telekom Austria hails broadband record

Telekom Austria has announced that it has achieved data rates of over 1Gbps over its existing copper network for the first time using technology from Alcatel Lucent. In test operations, Telekom Austria subsidiary A1 achieved data rates of up to 1Gbps for a short distance of 100 metres. The technology is designed to deliver […]

Vipnet acquires three local fixed-line operators

Telekom Austria’s Croatian subsidiary Vipnet has acquired a further three local fixed network operators. The three operators together add 6,500 new customers to Vipnet’s fixed base. Vipnet has acquired cable operator OKI and has finalised a purchase agreement with Kabelska Televizija Šibenik (KTS) and the residential business of Metronet, with a collective technical reach of […]

Domestic TV boost for Telekom Austria

Telekom Austria’s domestic A1 operation saw TV subscribers climb 10% year-on-year by 10% to end the first quarter with 225,000 customers. In the same period Telekom Austria added 50,000 fixed broadband customers in the Austrian market. Overall, Telekom Austria Group had 1.584 million fixed broadband customers at the end of March, up 6.8%. Overall group […]