WIFO Reports on Austria

The WIFO Reports on Austria are short English-language analyses of economic developments in Austria. Contributions on the topics of business cycle, competitiveness, macroeconomics, labour market, digitisation, cash flow and unit labour costs are published regularly, summarising the main developments in these areas in Austria.

The articles of the previous issues "WIFO Bulletin" and "Austrian Economic Quarterly" can be found here: WIFO Bulletin, Austrian Economic Quarterly

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Digitalisation in Austria: Progress, Broadband Infrastructure and Open Access Networks
WIFO Reports on Austria, 2022, (10), 12 pages
Online since: 26.07.2022 0:00
The present monitoring of selected indicators on various aspects of the digital transformation of the economy and society shows that Austria still only ranks in the middle of the EU 27. The gap in the availability of particularly high-performance fibre-optic infrastructures in an EU comparison could be efficiently reduced by open network access models that allow multiple use of existing network infrastructures. This would bring the nationwide availability of gigabit-capable access networks a decisive step closer.
JEL-Codes:O31, O33, J24
Keywords:Digitalisation, broadband, open access networks
Research group:Labour Economics, Income and Social Security – Industrial, Innovation and International Economics

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