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Telecommunications Report Germany 2nd Quarter

  • ID: 4522292
  • Report
  • April 2019
  • 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 close to EUR36bn in 2018. This was down from EUR39.2bn in 2010, reflecting a declining trend in fixed-line revenue, substantial investment in infrastructure, and softer mobile revenue growth in response to market maturity, regulatory changes and increased competition for the three major mobile network operators (MNOs) from resellers.

Fixed-line subscriptions have risen slightly in recent years and this trend will continue, supported by voice over internet protocol (VoIP) usage. The fixed-line penetration rate is projected to reach 48.9% in 2023. Mobile subscriptions will grow at an annual average rate of 2.1% in 2019-23 (the forecast period). Internet users will grow at an annual average rate of 2% during the same period.

There were 35.1m fixed-line broadband subscribers in 2018, accounting for the vast majority of internet subscriptions. A broadband penetration rate of 42% is fairly high in regional terms, but availability and take-up of very-high-speed connections (and coverage of fourth-generation-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 2nd Quarter

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Telecommunications report: Fixed

Telecommunications report: Internet

Telecommunications report: Connected devices
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