Last updated: 14 Nov 2007 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 146
Analyst: Stephen McNamara
This report covers Germany and Austria, two key and influential European telecom markets. Trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP, VoD and IPTV developments. Subjects include:
BuddeComm’s latest Germany and Austria Annual Publication, ‘2007 Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Germany and Austria’, profiles two of Europe’s major telecom markets. The countries enjoy a common language and border, while telcos have made effective use of network sharing opportunities and operating synergies. Germany has Europe’s largest telecom market, supported by an affluent and tech-savvy population of more than 82 million. The incumbent, Deutsche Telekom, is one of Europe’s major companies and one of the largest telcos. The country’s broadband sector will provide considerable opportunities in coming years, partly through the size of the market and partly through investments in network upgrades which will encourage a range of IP-delivered services. Deutsche Telekom has continued to expand its national hybrid fibre and VDSL infrastructure, reaching more than 20 major cities by the end of 2007. Austria’s telecom market is one of the smallest in the European Union, yet its advanced and progressive infrastructure has placed its providers in an excellent position to exploit opportunities in central and eastern Europe. Austria’s topography encouraged the early development of cable networks which have been upgraded to provide a sound platform for triple play services such as iTV, VoIP and VoD.
This report presents an overview of the telecom markets in these two important countries, including an assessment of sector liberalisation and privatisation, together with the key regulatory measures which affect competition and investment. It also examines the product offerings for the mobile sector, and assesses the latest developments in advanced services such as mobile TV and HSDPA. The important broadband market is assessed, together with forecasts for broadband growth to 2017 based on factors such as network investment, the regulatory environment and consumer demand. The report provides essential statistics covering the broadband, mobile and digital TV sectors, highlighting technological developments and the emergence of media convergence and triple play offerings.
Broadband subscribers and penetration - 2006 - 2008
For those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on this region, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
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