Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR)

The Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) is wholly owned by the Republic of Austria. RTR’s core mandate is to promote competition in the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal markets as well as to achieve the goals set out in the KommAustria Act and the Telecommunications Act.

RTR is headed by two managing directors and structured into two specialist divisions: the Media Division, and the Telecommunications and Postal Services Division. RTR also serves as an administrative agency, providing support to the Austrian Communications Authority (KommAustria), the Telekom-Control-Kommission (TKK) and the Post-Control-Kommission (PCK). With the funds under its administration, RTR supports projects in the broadcasting and media sectors. The two specialist divisions within RTR also offer alternative dispute resolution services, which can also be provided via its officially recognised consumer arbitration centres.

RTR’s activities on behalf of the PCK specifically involve postal service points, providers’ terms of business, regulation of competition and legal supervision.