A1 Telekom Austria

About the A1 Network

A1 Telekom Austria (A1) is a major Austrian fixed and mobile network operator. It has been operating commercially since 1994 and in testing since 1992. It launched under the name Mobilkom Austria. After the merger with Telekom Austria in July 2010 it operates under the new name of A1 Telekom Austria.

A1 Telekom Austria is a 100% subsidiary of Telekom Austria. A1 Telekom Austria offers convergent communication solutions. The product portfolio includes fixed line and mobile telephony, internet, IT services, IPTV, wholesale services as well as mobile payment solutions. In 2012 the company acquired Orange Austria Telecommunication GmbH (Orange Austria), acquiring its portfolio of customers along with base station infrastructure and frequency licences in the 900, 2100, and 2600 MHz bands, substantially increasing A1's network capacity and performance.

Full Name
A1 Telekom Austria
A1 Telekom Austria Logo

A1 3G

The company launched its 3G UMTS service in 2003 on B1 (2100 MHz) later upgraded to HSPA+ in 2009, the first in Europe, and later DC-HSPA+ in December 2010.

Technical Data
Launch Date 2006-01 Status Active
UMTS Band Packet Data Status

A1 4G

A1 launched its 4G LTE service in 2010 on B7 (2600 MHz) band in metropolitan areas and B20 (800 MHz) in rural areas. In 2014 the company began LTE-A upgrades to permit carrier aggregation of B7 and B20 bands. A1 announced the successful implementation of LTE-A Pro "Pre5G" technology on its network in December 2018.

Technical Data
Evolution Status Active [Launched 2010-11-05]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation
LTE Band Channel Width Status
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Active

A1 5G

Together with its technology partner Nokia, A1 conducted live network testing of its 5G service in June 2018, achieving peak data rates of 1.4 Gbps. The company implemented its first 5G base stations in the town of Gmünd in January 2019 using an n78 (3500 MHz) carrier. A1 secured 5G spectrum in the March 2019 national auction from 3470 to 3590 MHz (120 MHz total).

Technical Data
NR (Rel. 15+)
Status Active [Launched 2019-01-11]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation -
NR Band Channel Width Status
100 MHz Active

A1 Telekom Austria IoT

A1 Telekom began experimenting with IoT technologies as early as June 2016 with its first NB-IoT trials. A1 operates an NB-IoT network over B20 (800 MHz), it is unclear as to when the system was officially launched.

Technical Data
Technology Status Active
Band Launch Date -