On April 1, 2001, the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) was established under Austrian law. RTR consists of two divisions (Media and Telecommunications and Postal Service Division) and provides operational support for the Austrian Communications Authority (KommAustria), the Telekom-Control-Commission (TKK) and the Post-Control-Commission (PCK).

As experts in various fields such as law, technology, frequency management, business and economics, RTR's employees prepare the decisions of the two authorities with the overall objective of securing Austria a top position in the information society and ensuring sustainable competition on the country's communications markets. At the same time, RTR's employees also work in RTR's independent areas of activity.