Telecommunications Report Germany 2nd Quarter

  • ID: 4522292
  • Report
  • 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 EUR36.7bn in 2017. This was down from EUR39.2bn in 2010, reflecting a declining trend in fixed-line revenue and substantial investment. A combination of market maturity, regulatory changes and increased competition for the three main operators from resellers has dampened mobile revenue growth.

The mobile penetration rate is forecast to rise from an estimated 154.7% in 2017 to 173.4% in 2022, with subscriptions growing at an annual average rate of 2.3%. Fixed-line subscriptions have fallen slightly in recent years, but are projected to be broadly stable over the forecast period (2018-22), supported by voice over internet protocol (VoIP) usage. The fixed-line penetration rate is projected at 44.8% in 2022.

There were about 33.1m fixed-line broadband subscribers in 2017, accounting for the vast majority of internet subscriptions. A broadband penetration rate of 40% in 2017 is fairly high in regional terms, but take-up of very high-speed connections is below the EU average, partly owing to limited coverage of fibre-based networks.

Industry List: Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48
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Telecommunications Report Germany 2nd Quarter

Telecommunications report: Overview

Telecommunications report: Mobile

Telecommunications report: Fixed

Telecommunications report: Internet
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