One fine body…
The Action Group Gigabit Fiber Access – short AGGFA - was formed in 2009 and is focused on the development of OAN concepts in Austria. AGGFA is part of CMG-AE - an association which promotes the exchange of technical and management information among ICT professionals through working groups, conferences and study tours. The main goal of the AGGFA group is to speed up the transition from copper based to fiber based access networks (FTTB/H), whereby a special focus is given on covering rural areas and implementing the wholesale-only business model.
AOTEC is a professional business association which aim is the representation, impulse, coordination and protection of the local telecommunications operators. Being the only national association on this field and assembling more than 150 companies.
Since it was established in 2002, the association works to develop the local operator image, on the conviction that these companies are the key to develop the local economy as active agents to digitalize the country and generate wealth and employment.
AOTEC gives voice to a sector big enough, composed of more than 1,100 small companies around the country, in order to create over 7,600 direct jobs. Due to the high technological level, lines coverage, and employment creation, the importance of the companies group is comparable to some national operators.
Due to the power of the sector regulations, the association has been the first entity, within the telecommunications field, that signed up for the CNMC lobbyists register. Moreover, it makes proposals to face the regulation of projects, the enquiries and other actions in order to protect the local operator.