Woman holding her mobile at the station platform.

Mobile communication

In the past 5 years, the mobile radio infrastructure has been continuously expanded. An attractive service for your mobile voice and data communication.

Network expansion

Keyword digitalisation. We make phone calls, send text messages, receive e-mails, surf the Internet and use social networks. With an investment package of 100 million euros, ÖBB, the Federal Ministry BMK and the mobile network operators A1, Drei and T-Mobile have improved mobile phone network coverage along Austria's most important railway lines over the past five years. In addition, railway stations have been equipped with Wifi. Around 1,500 kilometres of the domestic railway network now receives better mobile phone reception. The expansion of network coverage was carried out using state-of-the-art technology in all common mobile radio standards (2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS), 4G (LTE).

Woman holding a telephone, a train passing in the background.

Improved mobile communications

Draft of a map of Austria, including a zoom of Vienna. rot = phase 1; blau = phase 2
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    The graphic shows a map of Austria with highlighted routes that were expanded in two expansion phases. In phase 1, marked in red, the lines from Vienna via Linz to Salzburg as well as the S-Bahn network were extended. In phase 2, marked in blue, the southern line from Vienna to Graz and the surrounding area as well as around Vienna and parts of the west (Wörgl - Innsbruck - Landeck - Bludenz and Bregenz) were equipped.

Mobile communications and health

The expansion of the mobile radio infrastructure takes place exclusively on railway property. Preference is given to the existing infrastructure along the railway lines, such as transmission masts of the company radio or traction current masts. The sites are connected to the fibre optic network of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, which offers speeds of up to 600Mbit/s per site and complies with the most modern mobile radio standards. In this context, we would also like to inform you about the topic of mobile radio and health. Our partners, the mobile network operators, are guided by internationally valid guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which are also bindingly applicable in Austria with the ÖVE/ÖNORM E8850. The limit values for mobile radio systems specified therein, are scientifically recognised and form the basis for our and your safety. Measures to improve mobile radio exclusively concern the railway line - antenna alignments are focused on the railway line and serve the safety of railway operations and better mobile radio coverage in the trains.