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Telecommunications Report Germany 1st Quarter

  • ID: 4456399
  • Report
  • January 2020
  • Region: Germany
  • 11 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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Germany is the largest telecommunications market in Europe, with total revenue (mobile and fixed) estimated at EUR31.6bn in 2018. This was down from EUR38bn in 2010, primarily reflecting a declining trend in fixed-line revenue, regulatory actions regarding termination rates, acquisition-related increased competition, and increased competition for the three major mobile network operators (MNOs) from resellers (MVNOs). MNO mobile revenue growth has been softer due to slower subscriber growth and price competition on slower speed plans from MVNOs.

Fixed-line subscriptions have trended lower in recent years, although the pace of decline has been constrained by rising Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) usage. The fixed-line penetration rate is projected to decline slightly, from around 51% at the beginning of the forecast period to just under 50% by 2024. Mobile subscriptions will grow at an annual average rate of 1.2% in 2020-24 (the forecast period). The number of internet users will grow at an annual average rate of 1% during the same period.

There were 34.2m fixed-line broadband subscribers in 2018, accounting for the majority of internet subscriptions. The broadband penetration rate, at 41% in 2018, is high in regional terms, but availability and take-up of very-high-speed connections (and coverage of 4G mobile services) are below the EU average, partly owing to limited fibre-based network coverage. Gradual improvements are expected in the forecast period.

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

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