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


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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 including freenet, Vodafone and Telefónica. 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.

Key developments:

Regulator decides on future bitstream access requirements; telecom market revenue showing continued decline; Hamburg develops smart city concept; regulator approves new LLU access charges; report update includes the regulator's market data for 2015, VATM market data updates for 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telekom Deutschland, freenet, BT Global Services, Tele2 Germany, Telefónica Germany.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Recent developments
4.2 Historical overview
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.1.1 EU regulatory framework
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.3.1 Privatisation
5.4 Interconnect
5.5 Access
5.5.1 ATM bitstream access
5.5.2 Access and NGNs
5.6 Number Portability (NP)
5.7 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5.8 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Market overview
6.2 Telekom Deutschland (Telekom, TD)
6.2.1 Sales and acquisitions
6.3 Vodafone
6.4 Freenet
6.5 Tele2
6.6 Telefónica Germany
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.2 Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
7.3 International infrastructure
7.3.1 Terrestrial
7.3.2 Submarine cable networks
7.3.3 Satellite networks
7.4 Regulatory issues
7.4.1 Wholesaling
8. Smart infrastructure
8.1 Smart cities
8.2 Cloud developments
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2016 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2016 (e)
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2016 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2016 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2016 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2016 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authority
Table 8 Historic - Fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 1998 - 2009
Table 9 Fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 2010 - 2016
Table 10 New entrants' market share of revenue, investment 2008 - 2012
Table 11 New entrants' market share of subscribers by sector 2008 - 2012
Table 12 Telecom market revenue by sector (VATM data) 2009 - 2016
Table 13 Historic - Telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 1998 - 2009
Table 14 Telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 2010 - 2016
Table 15 Telecom market investment: fixed and mobile (regulator data) 1998 - 2013
Table 16 Voice traffic by sector 2007 - 2016
Table 17 Telekom Deutschland unbundled lines 2008 2016
Table 18 Fixed number portings 2009 - 2013
Table 19 CPS, Call by Call and direct call traffic 2007 - 2016
Table 20 Altnet fixed voice traffic by type 2009 - 2013
Table 21 Fixed-line market revenue 1998 - 2012
Table 22 Fixed-telecom traffic, DT and altnets 1998 - 2012
Table 23 Fixed-telephony channels by type (VATM data) 2006 - 2015
Table 24 Competitor share of telephone channels (VATM data) 1998 - 2012
Table 25 Proportion of voice lines by sector 2010 - 2013
Table 26 Telekom Deutschland domestic revenue 2009 - 2016
Table 27 Telekom Deutschland domestic subscribers by sector 2008 - 2016
Table 28 Deutsche Telekom Group financial data 2005 - 2016
Table 29 Vodafone fixed-line revenue 2005 - 2017
Table 30 Freenet fixed network subscribers by sector 2005 - 2016
Table 31 Freenet financial data by segment 2005 - 2016
Table 32 Tele2 subscriber statistics by sector 2007 - 2016
Table 33 Tele2 revenue by sector 2007 - 2016
Table 34 O2 Germany subscribers by sector 2007 - 2016
Table 35 O2 Germany financial data 2007 - 2016
Table 36 Fixed lines in service by type 2002 - 2017
Table 37 Fixed lines in service by type 2005 - 2013
Table 38 International internet bandwidth 2025 - 2015
Chart 1 Fixed-line investments: Telekom and altnets 2005 2016
Chart 2 Telecom market revenue 2002 2016
Chart 3 Fixed-telephony channels by type (VATM data) 2006 - 2015
Chart 4 Telekom Deutschland domestic revenue 2009 - 2016
Chart 5 Telekom Deutschland domestic subscribers by sector 2008 - 2016
Chart 6 Deutsche Telekom Group financial data 2005 - 2016
Chart 7 Freenet financial data by segment 2005 - 2016
Chart 8 Tele2 subscriber statistics by sector 2007 2016
Chart 9 Tele2 revenue by sector 2007 - 2016
Chart 10 O2 Germany subscribers by sector 2007 - 2016
Chart 11 O2 Germany financial data 2007 - 2016
Exhibit 1 EU The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop
Exhibit 3 Number portability defined

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