Telecommunications Report Germany 1st Quarter

  • ID: 4456399
  • Report
  • Region: Germany
  • 11 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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Germany is the largest telecommunications market in Europe with a combined revenue (mobile and fixed) estimated at EUR36.7bn in 2017. This was down from EUR39.2bn in 2010, reflecting a declining trend in fixed-line revenue. A combination of increased competition to the three major operators from resellers, market maturity and regulatory pressure has also dampened mobile revenue growth.

Mobile penetration is expected to expand from an estimated 129.7m in 2017 to 143.9m in 2022, growing at an annual average rate of 2.1% in 2018-22. As a result fixed-line subscriptions are in decline, and over the forecast period (2018-22) we expect a fall in the total number of subscriptions until 2019, followed by a recovery thereafter owing to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) usage. The fixed-line penetration rate is projected to increase slightly from 43.7% in 2017 to 44.7% by 2022.

There were around 32m fixed-line broadband subscribers in 2017, accounting for the vast majority of internet subscriptions. The penetration rate is high in regional terms. At an estimated 38.7% in 2017, it compares favourably with the EU average of 32.7% estimated for 2016.

Industry List: Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48
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Telecommunications Report Germany 1st Quarter

Telecommunications report: Overview

Telecommunications report: Mobile

Telecommunications report: Fixed

Telecommunications report: Internet
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