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Telecoms and Technology Report Germany 2nd Quarter

  • ID: 2140140
  • May 2013
  • Region: Germany
  • 13 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

Germany has the largest telecommunications market in Europe, at an estimated EUR48bn (mobile and fixed) in 2012. The former monopolist, Deutsche Telekom, remains the dominant player in the fixed and broadband markets, and overtook Vodafone (UK) in late 2012 in terms of mobile subscriptions.

Three of the four major operators now offer long-term evolution (LTE) services for smartphones, tablets and laptops, using the 800 megahertz spectrum band. Vodafone has the most extensive network, with plans to cover 75% of the country by the end of 2013.

Events in the euro zone will continue to bear serious risks for the economy (and thus for the telecoms market) in 2013 and beyond, despite some stability having returned to financial markets over the past nine months. Our central forecast is that "muddle through" policies will preclude any serious financial shocks and contagion, but there is still a significant risk of another sharp escalation of the crisis, which would weigh heavily on business and consumer sentiment.

Industry List: Hardware, Telecoms and Technology, Internet, Telecoms and Technology, Software, Telecoms and Technology, Telecoms and Technology, Telecoms, Telecoms and Technology
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48

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