Germany has Europe’s largest telecom market, with average penetration in the broadband and mobile sectors. Both the fixed network and broadband markets are dominated by Telekom Deutschland, though other notable players including freenet, Vodafone and Telefónica have gained market share as the incumbent continues to rebound from poor recent performance.
This report introduces the key aspects of the German telecom market, providing comprehensive 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 the battle between the EC, the government and incumbent on NGN access.
Telekom reports significant jump in net profit for Q1 2013; telecom market revenue showing continued contraction; Telekom pursues new DSL vectoring strategy; fixed-telephony interconnection rates set to 2014; T-Mobile merges with US MNO MetroPCS; Orange and Telekom joint procurement venture comes on-stream; regulator sets new pricing for access to Telekom’s infrastructure; Vodafone acquires KDG for €7.7 billion; O2 buys KPN’s mobile unit for €5 billion; regulator approves new LLU access charges to mid-2013; regulator’s market data for 2012; VATM market data for 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2013; market developments to mid-2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
Telekom Deutschland, freenet, BT Global Services, Tele2 Germany, Telefónica Germany.