Germany - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
Germany has the second largest broadband market in Europe. The dominant DSL platform is led by Telekom Deutschland which has invested in network upgrades in recent years. Although it continues to invest in fibre, financial and market considerations have more recently encouraged the company to pursue DSL vectoring technologies, and to trial G.fast. This strategy is aimed at competing with cablcos as also reaching the government and European broadband targets by 2020. The greatly consolidated cable sector has invested in extensive DOCSIS3.0 technologies, offering widespread 200Mb/s services which DSL cannot yet match, and an expectation of developing commercial services offering up to 400Mb/s. Faster broadband is creating demand for new bundled services while intense competition has seen prices fall dramatically. Lower charges for local loop unbundling imposed by the regulator should also help increase competition and lower prices further.
This report profiles Germany's fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with forecasts to 2020 and an analysis of developments with related technologies such as fibre-to-the-home, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite. It also examines Telekom's Next Generation Network and the regulatory issues relating to competitor access to new networks.
Government adopts Digital Agenda 2014 - 2017 program to expand broadband services nationally by 2018; Telekom Deutschland launches vectoring VDSL; EC sanctions government's 3 billion investment in national broadband infrastructure; Vodafone rolls out competing VDSL infrastructure; NGA Forum adopts framework policy on the interoperability of broadband networks; Telekom forms separate FttP division; report update includes the regulator's market data for 2014, VATM market data for 2015; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2015, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Telekom Deutschland, United Internet, Vodafone, Tiscali, Freenet, Telefónica, QSC, Kabel BW, Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia, PrimaCom, The Cloud, Energie Baden-Wurttemberg.