Germany - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
Germany has one of Europe’s largest telecom markets, as befits a country with a population of more than 82 million. Penetration in the broadband and mobile sectors is about average for the region. Both the fixed network and broadband markets are dominated by Telekom Deutschland, though other notable players include freenet, Vodafone Germany and Telefónica Germany. These altnets have gained market share as the incumbent continues to struggle against regulated network access conditions and market competition, both of which have led to declining revenue during the last few years.
This report introduces the key aspects of the German telecom market, providing data on the country’s fixed network infrastructure as well as key regulatory developments including the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability, and carrier preselection. It also profiles the major operators and details the development of Next Generation Networks and issues relating to NGN access.
Regulator decides on future bitstream access requirements;
EC calls on the regulator to reduce fixed termination rates;
Hamburg develops smart city concept;
Regulator approves new LLU access charges;
Report update includes the regulator’s market data for 2017, VATM market data updates for 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Telekom Deutschland, freenet, BT Global Services, Tele2 Germany, Telefónica Germany.
Table of Contents
Telecom sector liberalisation
Number Portability (NP)
Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
Fixed network operators
Telekom Deutschland (Telekom, TD)
National telecom network
Submarine cable networks
List of Tables
Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Germany – 2018 (e)
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