Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Communication Services
61 - Telecommunications

130 - 180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 March 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2005
Foreseen end date


According to the Austrian newspaper ‘Die Presse’ of 31 March 2005, the second largest domestic fixed-network telephony provider, UTA, has planned to lay-off at least 130 of its current 488 workers employed in Austria. The company, which was completely acquired by the Swedish Tele2 corporation in late 2004, aims to centralise and reorganise its structure by focussing production mainly in Vienna. As a consequence, most employees working in the provinces stand to lose their jobs. It remains unclear, however, whether some 50 additional temporary agency workers will be dismissed as well, the newspaper stated. Experts claim that the domestic telecommunications market is too small for real competition, since the former state-owned monopoly provider, the Telekom Austria, is still dominating the final wire line system.


  • 31 March 2005: Der Standard
  • 31 March 2005: Die Presse


Eurofound (2005), UTA, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 61322, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61322.