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.
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.