Legal framework

The new European regulatory framework for communications was transposed in Austria by means of the Telecommunications Act 2003 (TKG 2003) which took effect on August 20, 2003.

With this act, regulation has developed from sector-specific regulation towards general competition law. In the TKG 2003, the regulatory authorities have been assigned new tasks, such as, for example, a number of authorisations to issue ordinances. The ordinances issued by the regulatory authority are published here.

Furthermore, these pages provide information on European law, the TKG 2003, other acts and regulations relevant to the communications sector, as well as legal instruments of the regulatory authority subject to publication.