A1 Telekom Austria

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A1 Telekom Austria AG
Formerly called mobilkom austria
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1996
Headquarters Vienna, Austria
Area served Austria
Key people Hannes Ametsreiter (CEO)
Products Fixed line and mobile telephony, internet, IT services, IPTV
Revenue EUR 2.7 billion (2013)[1]
Employees 8.800[1]
Parent Telekom Austria Group
Subsidiaries bob, yesss!
Website www.a1.net

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

A1 Telekom Austria is a 100% subsidiary of Telekom Austria.

The company launched GPRS in 2000.[2] Three years later A1 introduced UMTS [3] which was upgraded first to HSDPA in 2007 [4] and afterwards to HSPA+ in March 2009.[5] Followed by LTE in September 2010 [6] and DC-HSPA+ in December 2010.[7]

Due the acquesition of Orange Austria by Hutchison, A1 acquired the discount brand yesss! from Orange for EUR 390 million as part of deal.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A1 company profile" (pdf). A1 Telekom Austria. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  2. ^ "A1 schreibt Geschichte" (in German). A1 Telekom Austria. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Mobilkom set to launch 3G services in Austria". TeleGeography. 2003-04-16. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Mobilkom to offer 7.2Mbps HSDPA service". TeleGeography. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Austria Gets Europe's First HSPA+ Mobile Data Network". cellular-news. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Telekom Austria Group Acquires 2.6 GHz Frequencies and starts with LTE in Austria". Telekom Austria Group. 2010-09-20. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  7. ^ "A1 boosts UMTS network with HSPA+ Dual Cell technology". Telecompaper. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  8. ^ "3 Austria completes Orange Austria acquisition". Telecompaper. 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 

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