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Germany - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Germany - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

The German mobile market is the largest in Europe, with the number of active subscribers at about 109 million. In common with most developed markets, the main driver for growth is in mobile data, with the number of mobile broadband subscribers having increased rapidly in recent years on the back of universally available 3G infrastructure and an extensive reach of LTE networks. Operators have invested in MIMO and carrier aggregation technologies to provide improved data rates on their networks. Looking forward, there is also increasing activity in 5G, with Telekom intending to provide 5G across its networks from 2020, and Telefónica Germany also active in deploying a 5G-antenna solution.

The mobile market is dominated by the three MNOs Telefónica Germany, Telekom and Vodafone Germany, though there is effective competition from a large number of resellers and MVNOs. This has placed pressure on voice and data tariffs, resulting in lower ARPU. Regulatory pressure on roaming charges and mobile termination rates have also eroded operator revenue and encouraged them to step-up their development of data applications to improve profits.

This report provides key statistics and analyses on the mobile market, including an overview of the main operators and their strategies for dealing with competition and emerging technologies in coming years, as also an assessment of recent regulatory developments and spectrum auctions.

Key developments:

Regulator delays 5G spectrum auction to early 2019;
Telekom Deutschland launches NB-IoT network, sets up 5G NR antennae in Berlin;
Telefónica Germany expands mobile banking service;
Universal broadband dependant on licence conditions concerned with rural areas;
Telefónica Germany reports having over 17 million LTE customers;
Report update includes the regulator's market data for 2017, VATM's 2017 market data, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telekom Deutschland, Vodafone Germany, E-Plus, Telefónica Germany, Freenet, CallMobile


  • SYNOPSIS
  • MARKET ANALYSIS
  • MOBILE STATISTICS
    • GENERAL STATISTICS
      • Table Historic - Active mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2009
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Historic - Mobile market revenue - 1998 - 2009
      • Table Mobile market revenue - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Mobile market revenue share by type - 2012 - 2018
      • Table Mobile revenue; MNOs and MVNOs - 2010 - 2017
      • Table Telecom traffic, fixed and mobile (per day) - 1998 - 2018
      • Table Mobile voice traffic - 2011 - 2018
      • Table Average use per SIM card by service- 2011 - 2017
      • Table Prepaid customer share of all subscribers - 2000 - 2017
    • OPERATOR MARKET SHARES
      • Table Mobile operator share of retail revenue - 2008 - 2018
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2000 - 2018
  • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
      • Table LTE subscribers - 2015 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica Deutschland LTE subscribers - 2014 - 2018
    • 3G
    • OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      • Internet of Things (IoT)
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
        • Table Telefónica Germany M2M connections - 2014 - 2018
    • MOBILE VOICE/VOLTE
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Table Mobile data sent - 2005 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica Germany mobile data traffic - 2013 - 2018
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table Historic - SMS annual message traffic - 1998 - 2009
        • Table SMS annual message traffic - 2010 - 2017
        • Table SMS sent per day - 2005 - 2015
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Mobile 3G/LTE data users - 2009 - 2018
      • Table Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2018
  • REGULATORY ISSUES
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • SPECTRUM REGULATIONS AND SPECTRUM AUCTIONS
      • 3G
      • 2.6GHz
      • Multi-spectrum auction - 2015
      • 800MHz-2.6GHz
    • ROAMING
      • Table European roaming charges - 2007 - 2016
      • Table European data roaming charges - 2014 - 2017
    • MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY (MNP)
      • Table Mobile number portings - 2009 - 2013
    • MOBILE TERMINATION RATES (MTRS)
      • Table Mobile termination tariffs by operator - 2007 - 2013
  • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
    • TELEKOM DEUTSCHLAND
      • Table Telekom Deutschland mobile financial data (Germany) - 2005 - 2018
      • Table Telekom Deutschland quarterly mobile financial data (Germany) - 2015 - 2018
      • Table Telekom Deutschland subscribers - 2001 - 2018
      • Table Telekom Deutschland average consumer monthly churn (Germany) - 2009 - 2018
      • Table Telekom Deutschland mobile ARPU (Germany) - 2015 - 2018
    • VODAFONE GERMANY
      • Table Vodafone Germany ARPU - 2008 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone Germany customer churn - 2007 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone Germany - voice and data usage - 2005 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone Germany mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone Germany - financial data - 2003 - 2019
      • Table Vodafone mobile customer cost - 2007 - 2019
    • TELEFÓNICA GERMANY
      • Table Telefónica Germany subscribers - contract and prepaid - 2005 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica Germany monthly ARPU - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica Germany mobile revenue - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica Germany mobile revenue by type - 2011 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica Germany quarterly mobile revenue by type - 2015 - 2018
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
      • Table Unitymedia mobile subscribers - 2016 - 2018
      • Drillisch
        • Table Drillisch financial data - 2011 - 2018
        • Table Drillisch mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2018
      • Freenet
        • Table Freenet Group subscribers - 2007 - 2018
        • Table Freenet Group ARPU - 2007 - 2018
        • Table Freenet (mobile) financial data - 2007 - 2018
  • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
    • MOBILE BANKING
    • M-PAYMENTS
    • MOBILE CLOUD
  • RELATED REPORTS

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