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Telecommunications Report Germany 2nd Quarter

  • ID: 4522292
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Germany
  • 11 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
Germany is the largest telecommunications market in Europe. Total revenue has been fairly stable over recent years, amid a declining trend in fixed-line revenue and softer growth in mobile revenue. This reflects regulatory action on termination rates, weaker subscriber growth and increased competition for the three major mobile network operators (MNOs) from the mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), particularly on lower-speed plans. Mobile revenue growth has been supported primarily by a rising trend in data usage.

The main impact so far of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on Germany's mature telecoms sector has been a sharp fall in mobile roaming revenue (amid the slump in travel and tourism) and weaker smartphone sales, which have been offset in part by resilient broadband demand and increased data usage. The overall impact on telecoms providers' balance sheets is expected to be mildly negative. Rising digitalisation and structural shifts in working patterns and consumer demand will spur a further gradual expansion of mobile and broadband penetration.

The Economist Intelligence Unit expects mobile subscriptions to increase at an annual average rate of 0.7% over its five-year forecast period (2021-25), with the number of internet users expanding by 1.1%. Fixed-line penetration will fall from 46% in 2020 to 42% in 2025, with the pace of decline constrained by increasing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) usage.

Industry List: Connected devices, Telecommunications, Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48
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