The Telekom Austria Group, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading communications provider in the CEE region and operates in seven countries with around 23 million customers. The total market of these seven countries has a population of around 41 million. As of 31 December 2014 the Group had around 16,000 employees and generated revenues of around EUR 4.0 bn in the financial year 2014. The wide-ranging portfolio includes products and services in the areas of voice telephony, broadband internet, multimedia services, data and IT solutions, wholesale and payment solutions.
The company has a portfolio of different brands. They include ‘no-frills’ products for price-sensitive customers as well as premium offerings depending on the positioning and the maturity level of its markets. High-speed options cater especially to growing data demands. The Telekom Austria Group also focuses on bundling services so customers can benefit from tailored solutions, including the combination of fixed and mobile services in four of its markets.
In addition to its retail customers, the Group provides numerous companies with diverse solutions including connectivity and network & IT outsourcing. Its wholesale arm supplies roaming, voice, data, mobile and satellite solutions.
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The commercial success of the Group depends on the development and maintenance of state-of-the-art fixed and mobile networks, which necessitates regular extensive infrastructure investments. The mobile network of A1 Telekom Austria AG (A1) has long been regarded as the premium Austrian network: No other operator has ranked top in the connect magazine network test as often. A1 emerged from the ‘connect’ test as the victor in Austria once again in 2014. The high quality of the network underpins the company’s position as the leading provider of premium products and services in its home market.