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AT13_AT_Austrian Telecommunication Law_2003

Name of the country Austria (Tirol)
Sector Telecomunication
Name of the document (original) Telekommunikationsgesetz 2003 - TKG 2003
Name of the document (English) Austrian Telecommunication Law
Administrative level National
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 2003
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Comments Bearbeitung Egg
Sector Telecommunication
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) AT
Authority Republic of Austria
Availability in English No
Legally binding Legally binding
SGI coverage SGI/SGEI
Integration as a concept No
Integration elements
Actors
Policies
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Others
Description Actors: Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) , Administrative levels: National, Financial sources: National
Major objectives The purpose of the Telecommunications Act TKG 2003 is to ensure the supply of the population and the economy with reliable, low-cost, high-quality and innovative communication services by promoting competition in the electronic communications sector. This federal law also serves to facilitate the expansion of high-speed networks for electronic communications and to create appropriate incentives. The measures shall be implemented on a mostly technology-neutral basis. This federal law helps to implement the relevant directives given by the European Union.
Short Summary Its regulations essentially concern the use of infrastructure, communication services, frequencies, addressing and numbering, radio equipment, supervisory rights, the secrecy of communication, privacy and penalty provisions. The expansion of high-speed broadband networks, especially in more remote regions, has caused significant costs so far and shall now become cheaper and more needs-oriented. Therefore, a central information centre for infrastructure data is set up. Network providers are obliged to permit shared use of their registered physical infrastructures. By doing so, end customers in rural regions shall receive ultra-fast broadband connections cheaper and faster.
Centralised/decentralised centralised, decentralised
Governance model
Public services
Concession
Public-private partnership
Co-operative
Others
Comments
Measures The measures shall be implemented on a mostly technology-neutral basis.
Type of finance
EU
Federal/national
State/cantonal/provincial
Regional
Local
No sources available.
Sources of finance
Private
Public
Stakeholders' list
Federal/national Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR)
State/provincial/departmental
Regional
Inter-communal
Local
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