Germany - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Germany has one of Europe’s largest telecom markets, as befits a country with a population approaching 83 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 though revenue growth was evident in 2019.

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.

Key developments:

  • Regulator approves four-year termination rates to 2023;
  • Hamburg develops smart city concept;
  • Regulator approves new LLU access charges;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data for 2018, VATM market data updates for 2019, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telekom Deutschland, Freenet, BT Global Services, Tele2 Germany, Telefónica Germany

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Regional European Market Comparison

    • Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
      • Market Leaders
      • Market Challengers
      • Market Emergents
    • TMI versus GDP
    • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
    • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Telecommunications market

    • Recent developments
    • Historical overview
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historical overview
    • Regulatory authority
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Privatisation
    • Interconnect
    • Access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Market overview
    • Telekom Deutschland (Telekom)
    • Vodafone Germany
    • Freenet
    • Tele2
    • Telefónica Germany
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • National telecom network
    • International infrastructure
      • Terrestrial
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
    • Smart infrastructure
      • Smart cities
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Germany – 2019 (e)
  • Table 2 – Growth in fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets – 2010 – 2019
  • Table 3 – New entrants’ market share of revenue, investment – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 4 – New entrants’ market share of subscribers by sector – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Change in telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Telecom market revenue by sector (VATM data) – 2006 – 2019
  • Table 7 – Change in telecom revenue by sector – 2015 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Development of voice traffic by sector – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 9 – Change in fixed voice traffic by main provider – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland wholesale lines – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 11 – Decline in annual traffic by alternative accesses – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Development of Telekom Deutschland’s domestic revenue – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 13 – Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland’s domestic subscribers by sector – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 14 – Development of Deutsche Telekom Group’s financial data – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 15 – Development of Vodafone Germany’s fixed-line revenue – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 16 – Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany’s fixed-line subscribers – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 17 – Change in Freenet’s financial data by segment – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 18 – Change in the number of Tele2 Germany’s subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 19 – Development of Tele2 Germany’s revenue by sector – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 20 – Change in Telefónica Germany’s subscriber base by sector – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 21 – Development of Telefónica Germany’s financial data – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 22 – Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 23 – Change in the number of fixed line connections – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 24 – Fixed line connections by type – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 25 – International internet bandwidth – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 26 – Historic - Telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets – 1998 – 2009
  • Table 27 – Historic - Fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets – 1998 – 2009
  • Table 28 – Historic - Freenet financial data – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 29 – Historic - Fixed lines in service by type – 2002 – 2009
  • Table 30 – Historic - CPS, Call by Call and direct call traffic – 2008 – 2015
  • Table 31 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2002 – 2009
  • Table 32 – Historic - Fixed-telecom traffic, DT and altnets – 2005 – 2012
  • Table 33 – Historic - Fixed-line market revenue – 1998 – 2012
  • Table 34 – Historic - Fixed number portings – 2009 – 2013
  • Table 35 – Historic - Freenet fixed network subscribers by sector – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 36 – Historic - International internet bandwidth – 2002 – 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Leaders (top tier)
  • Chart 2 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Challengers (middle tier)
  • Chart 3 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Emergents (bottom tier)
  • Chart 4 – Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 5 – Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 – Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 7 – Northern Europe –mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 8 – Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 – Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 – Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 11 – Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 12 – Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 13 – Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 14 – Growth in fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets – 2010 – 2019
  • Chart 15 – Change in telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 16 – Change in telecom revenue by sector – 2015 – 2018
  • Chart 17 – Development of voice traffic by sector – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 18 – Change in fixed voice traffic by main provider – 2014 – 2018
  • Chart 19 – Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland wholesale lines – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 20 – Decline in annual traffic by alternative accesses – 2013 – 2018
  • Chart 21 – Development of Telekom Deutschland’s domestic revenue – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 22 – Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland’s domestic subscribers by sector – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 23 – Development of Deutsche Telekom Group’s financial data – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 24 – Development of Vodafone Germany’s fixed-line revenue – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 25 – Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany’s fixed-line subscribers – 2013 – 2019
  • Chart 26 – Change in Freenet’s financial data by segment – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 27 – Change in the number of Tele2 Germany’s subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 28 – Development of Tele2 Germany’s revenue by sector – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 29 – Change in Telefónica Germany’s fixed and broadband subscriber base – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 30 – Development of Telefónica Germany’s financial data – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 31 – Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 32 – Fixed line connections by type – 2005 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop
  • Exhibit 3 – Number portability defined

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Number of pages 89

Status Current

Last updated 12 Nov 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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