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Germany has one of Europe's largest telecom markets, as befits a country with a population approaching 83 million. Both the fixed network and broadband markets are dominated by Telekom Deutschland, though other notable players include freenet, Vodafone Germany and Telefonica Germany. These altnets have gained market share as the incumbent continues to struggle against regulated network access conditions and market competition, both of which have led to declining revenue during the last few years though revenue growth was evident in 2019.

The German mobile market is being driven by mobile data, with the number of mobile broadband subscribers having increased rapidly in recent years on the back of the near universally available LTE infrastructure. Looking forward, considerable progress is expected in the reach and availability of services based on 5G. The regulator concluded a multi-spectrum auction in mid-2019 and although licensees have complained that the cost of their licenses could retard network build in coming years, the first commercial services have been launched.

Germany also has one of the largest broadband markets in Europe, supported by a progressive pursuit of DOCSIS3.1 and G.fast technologies. The dominant DSL platform is led by Telekom Deutschland, which continues to invest in network upgrades with a focus on a hybrid fibre and vectoring VDSL solution. This strategy is aimed at competing with competitors including Vodafone Germany which has a wide DSL and cable footprint following its recent acquisition of Unitymedia. Network upgrades, in conjunction with 5G deployments, are required to reach the government's target of providing a gigabit service nationally by 2025.

This report introduces the key aspects of the German telecom market, providing data on the country's fixed network infrastructure as well as key regulatory developments including the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability, and carrier preselection. The report also covers the mobile voice and data sectors, including an overview of the main operators and their strategies for dealing with competition and emerging technologies, as also an assessment of recent regulatory developments and spectrum auctions. In addition, the report analyses the fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with subscriber forecasts and an assessment of developments with related technologies such as FttP, DOCSIS3.1 and powerline broadband.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

Regulator approves four-year termination rates to 2023, sets reduced MTRs through to 2022;

Telekom Deutschland launches 5G in five cities;

Additional security measures applied to 5G network components;

Telefonica Germany expands mobile banking service;

Telefonica Germany reports 98% LTE coverage;

Vodafone Germany to extend its 1Gb/s service to 25 million premises by 2022;

NetCologne rolls out 1Gb/s service in Cologne;

EWE to invest more than 1 billion in fibre-based infrastructure to 2026;

Report update includes the regulator's market data for 2018, VATM market data updates for 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telekom Deutschland, Freenet, BT Global Services, Tele2 Germany, Telefonica Germany, Vodafone Germany, E-Plus, CallMobile, QSC, Kabel BW, Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia, PrimaCom, The Cloud, Energie Baden-Wurttemberg.

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Table Of Content

Scope

1 Key statistics

2 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

2.1 Economic considerations and responses

2.2 Mobile devices

2.3 Subscribers

2.4 Infrastructure

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Recent developments

3.2 Historical overview

3.3 Regional European Market Comparison

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Historical overview

4.2 Regulatory authority

4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

4.4 Interconnect

4.5 Access

4.6 Number Portability (NP)

4.7 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Market overview

5.2 Telekom Deutschland (Telekom)

5.3 Vodafone Germany

5.4 Freenet

5.5 Tele2

5.6 Telefonica Germany

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 National telecom network

6.2 International infrastructure

6.3 Smart infrastructure

7 Broadband market

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview

7.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

7.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

7.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

7.5 Other fixed broadband services

8 Mobile communications

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Mobile infrastructure

8.4 Regulatory issues

8.5 Major mobile operators

8.6 Mobile content and applications

9 Appendix Historic data

10 Glossary of abbreviations

11 Related reports

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities-Germany 2019 (e)

Table 2 Growth in fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 2010 2019

Table 3 New entrants' market share of revenue, investment 2008 2018

Table 4 New entrants' market share of subscribers by sector 2008 2018

Table 5 Change in telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 2010 2018

Table 6 Telecom market revenue by sector (VATM data) 2006 2019

Table 7 Change in telecom revenue by sector 2015 2018

Table 8 Development of voice traffic by sector 2007 2019

Table 9 Change in fixed voice traffic by main provider 2014 2018

Table 10 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland wholesale lines 2008 2019

Table 11 Decline in annual traffic by alternative accesses 2013 2018

Table 12 Development of Telekom Deutschland's domestic revenue 2009 2019

Table 13 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's domestic subscribers by sector 2008 2019

Table 14 Development of Deutsche Telekom Group's financial data 2005 2019

Table 15 Development of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line revenue 2005 2019

Table 16 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line subscribers 2013 2019

Table 17 Change in Freenet's financial data by segment 2005 2019

Table 18 Change in the number of Tele2 Germany's subscribers by sector 2007 2019

Table 19 Development of Tele2 Germany's revenue by sector 2007 2019

Table 20 Change in Telefonica Germany's subscriber base by sector 2007 2019

Table 21 Development of Telefonica Germany's financial data 2007 2019

Table 22 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2009 2024

Table 23 Change in the number of fixed line connections 2013 2018

Table 24 Fixed line connections by type 2005 2018

Table 25 International internet bandwidth 2009 2017

Table 26 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's direct, resale and LLU broadband lines 2006 2019

Table 27 Growth in fixed broadband traffic, by year and average per connection 2009 2019

Table 28 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by major provider 2012 2019

Table 29 Market share of broadband subscribers by minor provider 2012 2019

Table 30 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024

Table 31 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2016 2019

Table 32 Increase in fixed broadband penetration by platform 2007 2018

Table 33 Change in the number of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019

Table 34 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019

Table 35 Change in the share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2009 2018

Table 36 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2009 2019

Table 37 Growth in the number of DOCSIS3.1 cable connections 2018 2019

Table 38 Growth in the number of Unitymedia broadband and telephony subscribers 2006 2019

Table 39 Development of Unitymedia's financial data 2006 2019

Table 40 Change in the proportion of DSL connections by provider 2009 2018

Table 41 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2009 2019

Table 42 Change in the number of DSL connections by type 2007 2019

Table 43 Growth in the number of VDSL broadband subscribers 2009 2018

Table 44 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's wholesale and resale lines 2009 2019

Table 45 Development of United Internet's financial data 2007 2019

Table 46 Growth in the number of United Internet's subscribers by type 2010 2019

Table 47 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2019

Table 48 Growth in the number of Telefonica Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2007 2019

Table 49 QSC financial data 2006 2019

Table 50 Growth in the number of households passed with fibre 2007 2019

Table 51 Annual net additions in FttP/B households passed and connected 2011 2019

Table 52 Growth in the number of active FttP/B connections by provider 2012 2019

Table 53 Change in the share of FttP/B connections by provider 2011 2019

Table 54 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's fibre subscribers 2015 2019

Table 55 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2024

Table 56 Development of mobile market revenue by type 2010 2018

Table 57 Change in the proportion of mobile market revenue share by type 2012 2018

Table 58 Change in mobile revenue by MNOs and MVNOs 2006 2018

Table 59 Average use per SIM card by service 2011 2018

Table 60 Decline in prepaid customer share of mobile subscriber base 2009 2018

Table 61 Mobile operator share of retail revenue 2011 2019

Table 62 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2019

Table 63 LTE base stations in service 2015 2018

Table 64 Increase in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2019

Table 65 Telefonica Deutschland LTE subscribers and penetration 2014 2019

Table 66 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2015 2018

Table 67 Growth in the number of Telefonica Germany's M2M connections 2014 2019

Table 68 Change in fixed and mobile daily traffic 2009 2019

Table 69 Growth in mobile voice traffic 2011 2018

Table 70 Growth in mobile data traffic 2005 2019

Table 71 Change in SMS annual message traffic 2010-2018

Table 72 Increase in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024

Table 73 Development of Telekom Deutschland's mobile revenue 2009 2019

Table 74 Change in Telekom Deutschland's quarterly mobile revenue 2015-2019

Table 75 Development of Telekom Deutschland's subscriber base by type 2009 2019

Table 76 Change in Telekom Deutschland's average consumer monthly churn 2009 2019

Table 77 Telekom Deutschland mobile ARPU (Germany) 2015 2019

Table 78 Development of Vodafone Germany's mobile ARPU 2008 2019

Table 79 Change in Vodafone Germany's customer churn 2007 2019

Table 80 Vodafone Germany voice and data usage 2005 2019

Table 81 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile subscriber base 2006 2019

Table 82 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile service revenue 2010 2019

Table 83 Vodafone mobile customer cost 2007 2019

Table 84 Change in Telefonica Germany's mobile subscriber base by type 2005-2019

Table 85 Decline in Telefonica Germany's monthly ARPU 2006 2019

Table 86 Development of Telefonica Germany's mobile revenue 2006 2019

Table 87 Telefonica Germany mobile revenue by type 2011 2019

Table 88 Telefonica Germany quarterly mobile revenue by type 2015 2019

Table 89 Unitymedia mobile subscribers 2016 2019

Table 90 Increase in the number of Drillisch's mobile subscribers 2012 2019

Table 91 Development of Freenet Group's mobile subscriber base 2007 2019

Table 92 Development of Freenet Group's mobile ARPU 2007 2019

Table 93 Freenet (mobile) financial data 2007 2019

Table 94 Historic-Telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 1998 2009

Table 95 Historic-Fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 1998 2009

Table 96 Historic-Freenet financial data 2005 2009

Table 97 Historic-Fixed lines in service by type 2002 2009

Table 98 Historic-CPS, Call by Call and direct call traffic 2008 2015

Table 99 Historic-Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2002 2009

Table 100 Historic-Fixed-telecom traffic, DT and altnets 2005 2012

Table 101 Historic-Fixed-line market revenue 1998 2012

Table 102 Historic-Fixed number portings 2009 2013

Table 103 Historic-Freenet fixed network subscribers by sector 2005 2009

Table 104 Historic-International internet bandwidth 2002 2009

Table 105 Historic-Telekom Deutschland wholesale and resale lines 2004 2009

Table 106 Historic-Broadband lines by data rates (old format) 2005 2013

Table 107 Historic-Internet users and penetration rate 1999 2015

Table 108 Historic Fixed broadband traffic, by year and average per connection 2005 2009

Table 109 Historic-Cable broadband subscribers 2000 2009

Table 110 Historic-Proportion of DSL connections by provider 2001 2009

Table 111 Historic-DSL broadband subscribers 2001 2009

Table 112 Historic-Proportion of broadband lines by data rates (old format) 2005 2017

Table 113 Historic-Share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2003 2009

Table 114 Historic-KDG financial data 2007 2018

Table 115 Historic-KDG internet and telephony RGUs 2007 2018

Table 116 Historic-KDG blended ARPU 2007 2018

Table 117 Historic-DSL lines by data rates 2012 2016

Table 118 Historic-Proportion of DSL lines by data rates 2012 2016

Table 119 Historic-Mobile market revenue 1998 2009

Table 120 Historic-Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2000 2009

Table 121 Historic Active mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 2009

Table 122 Historic-Telekom Deutschland mobile subscribers 2001 2009

Table 123 Historic-Vodafone Germany's financial data 2003 2013

Table 124 Historic-Mobile number portings 2009 2013

Table 125 Historic-Prepaid customer share of all subscribers 2000 2009

Table 126 Historic-SMS annual message traffic 1998 2009

Table 127 Historic-SMS sent per day 2005 2015

Table 128 Historic-Mobile termination tariffs by operator 2007 2013

Table 129 Historic-Telecom traffic, fixed and mobile (per day) 1998 2009

Chart 1 Growth in fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 2010 2019

Chart 2 Change in telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 2010 2018

Chart 3 Change in telecom revenue by sector 2015 2018

Chart 4 Development of voice traffic by sector 2007 2019

Chart 5 Change in fixed voice traffic by main provider 2014 2018

Chart 6 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders (top tier)

Chart 7 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers (middle tier)

Chart 8 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents (bottom tier)

Chart 9 Overall view-Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita

Chart 10 Europe-mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 11 Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 12 Northern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 13 Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 14 Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 15 Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Chart 16 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Chart 17 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Chart 18 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Chart 19 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland wholesale lines 2008 2019

Chart 20 Decline in annual traffic by alternative accesses 2013 2018

Chart 21 Development of Telekom Deutschland's domestic revenue 2009 2019

Chart 22 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's domestic subscribers by sector 2008 2019

Chart 23 Development of Deutsche Telekom Group's financial data 2005 2019

Chart 24 Development of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line revenue 2005 2019

Chart 25 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line subscribers 2013 2019

Chart 26 Change in Freenet's financial data by segment 2005 2019

Chart 27 Change in the number of Tele2 Germany's subscribers by sector 2007 2019

Chart 28 Development of Tele2 Germany's revenue by sector 2007 2019

Chart 29 Change in Telefonica Germany's fixed and broadband subscriber base 2007 2019

Chart 30 Development of Telefonica Germany's financial data 2007 2019

Chart 31 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2009 2024

Chart 32 Fixed line connections by type 2005 2018

Chart 33 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's direct, resale and LLU broadband lines 2006 2019

Chart 34 Growth in fixed broadband traffic, by year and average per connection 2009 2019

Chart 35 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by major provider 2012 2019

Chart 36 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024

Chart 37 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2016 2019

Chart 38 Increase in fixed broadband penetration by platform 2007 2018

Chart 39 Change in the number of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019

Chart 40 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019

Chart 41 Change in the share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2009 2018

Chart 42 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2009 2019

Chart 43 Growth in the number of Unitymedia broadband and telephony subscribers 2006 2019

Chart 44 Development of Unitymedia's financial data 2006 2019

Chart 45 Change in the proportion of DSL connections by provider 2009 2018

Chart 46 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2009 2019

Chart 47 Change in the number of DSL connections by type 2007 2019

Chart 48 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's wholesale and resale lines 2009 2019

Chart 49 Development of United Internet's financial data 2007 2019

Chart 50 Growth in the number of United Internet's subscribers by type 2010 2019

Chart 51 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2019

Chart 52 Growth in the number of Telefonica Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2007 2019

Chart 53 QSC financial data 2007 2019

Chart 54 Growth in the number of households passed with fibre 2007 2019

Chart 55 Growth in the number of households passed with fibre 2007 2019

Chart 56 Growth in the number of active FttP/B connections by provider 2012 2019

Chart 57 Change in the share of FttP/B connections by provider 2011 2019

Chart 58 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's fibre subscribers 2015 2019

Chart 59 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2024

Chart 60 Development of mobile market revenue by type 2010 2018

Chart 61 Change in the proportion of mobile market revenue share by type 2012 2018

Chart 62 Change in mobile revenue by MNOs and MVNOs 2006 2018

Chart 63 Decline in prepaid customer share of mobile subscriber base 2009 2018

Chart 64 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2019

Chart 65 Increase in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2019

Chart 66 Telefonica Deutschland LTE subscribers and penetration 2014 2019

Chart 67 Growth in the number of Telefonica Germany's M2M connections 2014 2019

Chart 68 Change in fixed and mobile daily traffic 2009 2019

Chart 69 Growth in mobile voice traffic 2011 2018

Chart 70 Growth in mobile data traffic 2005 2019

Chart 71 Change in SMS annual message traffic 2010-2018

Chart 72 Increase in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024

Chart 73 Development of Telekom Deutschland's mobile revenue 2009 2019

Chart 74 Change in Telekom Deutschland's quarterly mobile revenue 2015-2019

Chart 75 Development of Telekom Deutschland's subscriber base by type 2009 2019

Chart 76 Development of Vodafone Germany's mobile ARPU 2008 2019

Chart 77 Change in Vodafone Germany's customer churn 2007 2019

Chart 78 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile subscriber base 2006 2019

Chart 79 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile service revenue 2010 2019

Chart 80 Vodafone mobile customer cost 2007 2019

Chart 81 Change in Telefonica Germany's mobile subscriber base by type 2005-2019

Chart 82 Decline in Telefonica Germany's monthly ARPU 2006 2019

Chart 83 Development of Telefonica Germany's mobile revenue 2006 2019

Chart 84 Telefonica Germany mobile revenue by type 2011 2019

Chart 85 Telefonica Germany quarterly mobile revenue by type 2015 2019

Chart 86 Increase in the number of Drillisch's mobile subscribers 2012 2019

Chart 87 Development of Freenet Group's mobile subscriber base 2007 2019

Chart 88 Development of Freenet Group's mobile ARPU 2007 2019

Chart 89 Freenet (mobile) financial data 2007 2018

Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment

Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

Exhibit 3 Number portability defined

Exhibit 4 3G auction results August 2000

Exhibit 5 Spectrum auction results (700MHz, 900MHz, 1.5GHz, 1.8GHz) June 2015

Exhibit 6 Spectrum auction results (800MHz, 1.8GHz, 2GHz and 2.6GHz) May 2010

Exhibit 7 Spectrum auction block allocations (800MHz, 1.8GHz, 2GHz and 2.6GHz) May 2010

Exhibit 8 Spectrum auction assignments by operator (800MHz) May 2010

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Germany has one of Europe's largest telecom markets, as befits a country with a population approaching 83 million. Both the fixed network and broadband markets are dominated by Telekom Deutschland, though other notable players include freenet, Vodafone Germany and Telefonica Germany. These altnets have gained market share as the incumbent continues to struggle against regulated network access conditions and market competition, both of which have led to declining revenue during the last few years though revenue growth was evident in 2019.

The German mobile market is being driven by mobile data, with the number of mobile broadband subscribers having increased rapidly in recent years on the back of the near universally available LTE infrastructure. Looking forward, considerable progress is expected in the reach and availability of services based on 5G. The regulator concluded a multi-spectrum auction in mid-2019 and although licensees have complained that the cost of their licenses could retard network build in coming years, the first commercial services have been launched.

Germany also has one of the largest broadband markets in Europe, supported by a progressive pursuit of DOCSIS3.1 and G.fast technologies. The dominant DSL platform is led by Telekom Deutschland, which continues to invest in network upgrades with a focus on a hybrid fibre and vectoring VDSL solution. This strategy is aimed at competing with competitors including Vodafone Germany which has a wide DSL and cable footprint following its recent acquisition of Unitymedia. Network upgrades, in conjunction with 5G deployments, are required to reach the government's target of providing a gigabit service nationally by 2025.

This report introduces the key aspects of the German telecom market, providing data on the country's fixed network infrastructure as well as key regulatory developments including the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability, and carrier preselection. The report also covers the mobile voice and data sectors, including an overview of the main operators and their strategies for dealing with competition and emerging technologies, as also an assessment of recent regulatory developments and spectrum auctions. In addition, the report analyses the fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with subscriber forecasts and an assessment of developments with related technologies such as FttP, DOCSIS3.1 and powerline broadband.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

Regulator approves four-year termination rates to 2023, sets reduced MTRs through to 2022;

Telekom Deutschland launches 5G in five cities;

Additional security measures applied to 5G network components;

Telefonica Germany expands mobile banking service;

Telefonica Germany reports 98% LTE coverage;

Vodafone Germany to extend its 1Gb/s service to 25 million premises by 2022;

NetCologne rolls out 1Gb/s service in Cologne;

EWE to invest more than 1 billion in fibre-based infrastructure to 2026;

Report update includes the regulator's market data for 2018, VATM market data updates for 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telekom Deutschland, Freenet, BT Global Services, Tele2 Germany, Telefonica Germany, Vodafone Germany, E-Plus, CallMobile, QSC, Kabel BW, Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia, PrimaCom, The Cloud, Energie Baden-Wurttemberg.

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Scope

1 Key statistics

2 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

2.1 Economic considerations and responses

2.2 Mobile devices

2.3 Subscribers

2.4 Infrastructure

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Recent developments

3.2 Historical overview

3.3 Regional European Market Comparison

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Historical overview

4.2 Regulatory authority

4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

4.4 Interconnect

4.5 Access

4.6 Number Portability (NP)

4.7 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Market overview

5.2 Telekom Deutschland (Telekom)

5.3 Vodafone Germany

5.4 Freenet

5.5 Tele2

5.6 Telefonica Germany

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 National telecom network

6.2 International infrastructure

6.3 Smart infrastructure

7 Broadband market

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview

7.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

7.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

7.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

7.5 Other fixed broadband services

8 Mobile communications

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Mobile infrastructure

8.4 Regulatory issues

8.5 Major mobile operators

8.6 Mobile content and applications

9 Appendix Historic data

10 Glossary of abbreviations

11 Related reports

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities-Germany 2019 (e)

Table 2 Growth in fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 2010 2019

Table 3 New entrants' market share of revenue, investment 2008 2018

Table 4 New entrants' market share of subscribers by sector 2008 2018

Table 5 Change in telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 2010 2018

Table 6 Telecom market revenue by sector (VATM data) 2006 2019

Table 7 Change in telecom revenue by sector 2015 2018

Table 8 Development of voice traffic by sector 2007 2019

Table 9 Change in fixed voice traffic by main provider 2014 2018

Table 10 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland wholesale lines 2008 2019

Table 11 Decline in annual traffic by alternative accesses 2013 2018

Table 12 Development of Telekom Deutschland's domestic revenue 2009 2019

Table 13 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's domestic subscribers by sector 2008 2019

Table 14 Development of Deutsche Telekom Group's financial data 2005 2019

Table 15 Development of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line revenue 2005 2019

Table 16 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line subscribers 2013 2019

Table 17 Change in Freenet's financial data by segment 2005 2019

Table 18 Change in the number of Tele2 Germany's subscribers by sector 2007 2019

Table 19 Development of Tele2 Germany's revenue by sector 2007 2019

Table 20 Change in Telefonica Germany's subscriber base by sector 2007 2019

Table 21 Development of Telefonica Germany's financial data 2007 2019

Table 22 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2009 2024

Table 23 Change in the number of fixed line connections 2013 2018

Table 24 Fixed line connections by type 2005 2018

Table 25 International internet bandwidth 2009 2017

Table 26 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's direct, resale and LLU broadband lines 2006 2019

Table 27 Growth in fixed broadband traffic, by year and average per connection 2009 2019

Table 28 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by major provider 2012 2019

Table 29 Market share of broadband subscribers by minor provider 2012 2019

Table 30 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024

Table 31 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2016 2019

Table 32 Increase in fixed broadband penetration by platform 2007 2018

Table 33 Change in the number of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019

Table 34 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019

Table 35 Change in the share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2009 2018

Table 36 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2009 2019

Table 37 Growth in the number of DOCSIS3.1 cable connections 2018 2019

Table 38 Growth in the number of Unitymedia broadband and telephony subscribers 2006 2019

Table 39 Development of Unitymedia's financial data 2006 2019

Table 40 Change in the proportion of DSL connections by provider 2009 2018

Table 41 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2009 2019

Table 42 Change in the number of DSL connections by type 2007 2019

Table 43 Growth in the number of VDSL broadband subscribers 2009 2018

Table 44 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's wholesale and resale lines 2009 2019

Table 45 Development of United Internet's financial data 2007 2019

Table 46 Growth in the number of United Internet's subscribers by type 2010 2019

Table 47 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2019

Table 48 Growth in the number of Telefonica Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2007 2019

Table 49 QSC financial data 2006 2019

Table 50 Growth in the number of households passed with fibre 2007 2019

Table 51 Annual net additions in FttP/B households passed and connected 2011 2019

Table 52 Growth in the number of active FttP/B connections by provider 2012 2019

Table 53 Change in the share of FttP/B connections by provider 2011 2019

Table 54 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's fibre subscribers 2015 2019

Table 55 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2024

Table 56 Development of mobile market revenue by type 2010 2018

Table 57 Change in the proportion of mobile market revenue share by type 2012 2018

Table 58 Change in mobile revenue by MNOs and MVNOs 2006 2018

Table 59 Average use per SIM card by service 2011 2018

Table 60 Decline in prepaid customer share of mobile subscriber base 2009 2018

Table 61 Mobile operator share of retail revenue 2011 2019

Table 62 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2019

Table 63 LTE base stations in service 2015 2018

Table 64 Increase in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2019

Table 65 Telefonica Deutschland LTE subscribers and penetration 2014 2019

Table 66 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2015 2018

Table 67 Growth in the number of Telefonica Germany's M2M connections 2014 2019

Table 68 Change in fixed and mobile daily traffic 2009 2019

Table 69 Growth in mobile voice traffic 2011 2018

Table 70 Growth in mobile data traffic 2005 2019

Table 71 Change in SMS annual message traffic 2010-2018

Table 72 Increase in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024

Table 73 Development of Telekom Deutschland's mobile revenue 2009 2019

Table 74 Change in Telekom Deutschland's quarterly mobile revenue 2015-2019

Table 75 Development of Telekom Deutschland's subscriber base by type 2009 2019

Table 76 Change in Telekom Deutschland's average consumer monthly churn 2009 2019

Table 77 Telekom Deutschland mobile ARPU (Germany) 2015 2019

Table 78 Development of Vodafone Germany's mobile ARPU 2008 2019

Table 79 Change in Vodafone Germany's customer churn 2007 2019

Table 80 Vodafone Germany voice and data usage 2005 2019

Table 81 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile subscriber base 2006 2019

Table 82 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile service revenue 2010 2019

Table 83 Vodafone mobile customer cost 2007 2019

Table 84 Change in Telefonica Germany's mobile subscriber base by type 2005-2019

Table 85 Decline in Telefonica Germany's monthly ARPU 2006 2019

Table 86 Development of Telefonica Germany's mobile revenue 2006 2019

Table 87 Telefonica Germany mobile revenue by type 2011 2019

Table 88 Telefonica Germany quarterly mobile revenue by type 2015 2019

Table 89 Unitymedia mobile subscribers 2016 2019

Table 90 Increase in the number of Drillisch's mobile subscribers 2012 2019

Table 91 Development of Freenet Group's mobile subscriber base 2007 2019

Table 92 Development of Freenet Group's mobile ARPU 2007 2019

Table 93 Freenet (mobile) financial data 2007 2019

Table 94 Historic-Telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 1998 2009

Table 95 Historic-Fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 1998 2009

Table 96 Historic-Freenet financial data 2005 2009

Table 97 Historic-Fixed lines in service by type 2002 2009

Table 98 Historic-CPS, Call by Call and direct call traffic 2008 2015

Table 99 Historic-Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2002 2009

Table 100 Historic-Fixed-telecom traffic, DT and altnets 2005 2012

Table 101 Historic-Fixed-line market revenue 1998 2012

Table 102 Historic-Fixed number portings 2009 2013

Table 103 Historic-Freenet fixed network subscribers by sector 2005 2009

Table 104 Historic-International internet bandwidth 2002 2009

Table 105 Historic-Telekom Deutschland wholesale and resale lines 2004 2009

Table 106 Historic-Broadband lines by data rates (old format) 2005 2013

Table 107 Historic-Internet users and penetration rate 1999 2015

Table 108 Historic Fixed broadband traffic, by year and average per connection 2005 2009

Table 109 Historic-Cable broadband subscribers 2000 2009

Table 110 Historic-Proportion of DSL connections by provider 2001 2009

Table 111 Historic-DSL broadband subscribers 2001 2009

Table 112 Historic-Proportion of broadband lines by data rates (old format) 2005 2017

Table 113 Historic-Share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2003 2009

Table 114 Historic-KDG financial data 2007 2018

Table 115 Historic-KDG internet and telephony RGUs 2007 2018

Table 116 Historic-KDG blended ARPU 2007 2018

Table 117 Historic-DSL lines by data rates 2012 2016

Table 118 Historic-Proportion of DSL lines by data rates 2012 2016

Table 119 Historic-Mobile market revenue 1998 2009

Table 120 Historic-Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2000 2009

Table 121 Historic Active mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 2009

Table 122 Historic-Telekom Deutschland mobile subscribers 2001 2009

Table 123 Historic-Vodafone Germany's financial data 2003 2013

Table 124 Historic-Mobile number portings 2009 2013

Table 125 Historic-Prepaid customer share of all subscribers 2000 2009

Table 126 Historic-SMS annual message traffic 1998 2009

Table 127 Historic-SMS sent per day 2005 2015

Table 128 Historic-Mobile termination tariffs by operator 2007 2013

Table 129 Historic-Telecom traffic, fixed and mobile (per day) 1998 2009

Chart 1 Growth in fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 2010 2019

Chart 2 Change in telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 2010 2018

Chart 3 Change in telecom revenue by sector 2015 2018

Chart 4 Development of voice traffic by sector 2007 2019

Chart 5 Change in fixed voice traffic by main provider 2014 2018

Chart 6 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders (top tier)

Chart 7 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers (middle tier)

Chart 8 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents (bottom tier)

Chart 9 Overall view-Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita

Chart 10 Europe-mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 11 Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 12 Northern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 13 Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 14 Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration

Chart 15 Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Chart 16 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Chart 17 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Chart 18 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Chart 19 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland wholesale lines 2008 2019

Chart 20 Decline in annual traffic by alternative accesses 2013 2018

Chart 21 Development of Telekom Deutschland's domestic revenue 2009 2019

Chart 22 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's domestic subscribers by sector 2008 2019

Chart 23 Development of Deutsche Telekom Group's financial data 2005 2019

Chart 24 Development of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line revenue 2005 2019

Chart 25 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line subscribers 2013 2019

Chart 26 Change in Freenet's financial data by segment 2005 2019

Chart 27 Change in the number of Tele2 Germany's subscribers by sector 2007 2019

Chart 28 Development of Tele2 Germany's revenue by sector 2007 2019

Chart 29 Change in Telefonica Germany's fixed and broadband subscriber base 2007 2019

Chart 30 Development of Telefonica Germany's financial data 2007 2019

Chart 31 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2009 2024

Chart 32 Fixed line connections by type 2005 2018

Chart 33 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's direct, resale and LLU broadband lines 2006 2019

Chart 34 Growth in fixed broadband traffic, by year and average per connection 2009 2019

Chart 35 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by major provider 2012 2019

Chart 36 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024

Chart 37 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2016 2019

Chart 38 Increase in fixed broadband penetration by platform 2007 2018

Chart 39 Change in the number of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019

Chart 40 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband lines by data rates 2014 2019

Chart 41 Change in the share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2009 2018

Chart 42 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2009 2019

Chart 43 Growth in the number of Unitymedia broadband and telephony subscribers 2006 2019

Chart 44 Development of Unitymedia's financial data 2006 2019

Chart 45 Change in the proportion of DSL connections by provider 2009 2018

Chart 46 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2009 2019

Chart 47 Change in the number of DSL connections by type 2007 2019

Chart 48 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's wholesale and resale lines 2009 2019

Chart 49 Development of United Internet's financial data 2007 2019

Chart 50 Growth in the number of United Internet's subscribers by type 2010 2019

Chart 51 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2019

Chart 52 Growth in the number of Telefonica Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2007 2019

Chart 53 QSC financial data 2007 2019

Chart 54 Growth in the number of households passed with fibre 2007 2019

Chart 55 Growth in the number of households passed with fibre 2007 2019

Chart 56 Growth in the number of active FttP/B connections by provider 2012 2019

Chart 57 Change in the share of FttP/B connections by provider 2011 2019

Chart 58 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's fibre subscribers 2015 2019

Chart 59 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2024

Chart 60 Development of mobile market revenue by type 2010 2018

Chart 61 Change in the proportion of mobile market revenue share by type 2012 2018

Chart 62 Change in mobile revenue by MNOs and MVNOs 2006 2018

Chart 63 Decline in prepaid customer share of mobile subscriber base 2009 2018

Chart 64 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2019

Chart 65 Increase in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2019

Chart 66 Telefonica Deutschland LTE subscribers and penetration 2014 2019

Chart 67 Growth in the number of Telefonica Germany's M2M connections 2014 2019

Chart 68 Change in fixed and mobile daily traffic 2009 2019

Chart 69 Growth in mobile voice traffic 2011 2018

Chart 70 Growth in mobile data traffic 2005 2019

Chart 71 Change in SMS annual message traffic 2010-2018

Chart 72 Increase in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024

Chart 73 Development of Telekom Deutschland's mobile revenue 2009 2019

Chart 74 Change in Telekom Deutschland's quarterly mobile revenue 2015-2019

Chart 75 Development of Telekom Deutschland's subscriber base by type 2009 2019

Chart 76 Development of Vodafone Germany's mobile ARPU 2008 2019

Chart 77 Change in Vodafone Germany's customer churn 2007 2019

Chart 78 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile subscriber base 2006 2019

Chart 79 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile service revenue 2010 2019

Chart 80 Vodafone mobile customer cost 2007 2019

Chart 81 Change in Telefonica Germany's mobile subscriber base by type 2005-2019

Chart 82 Decline in Telefonica Germany's monthly ARPU 2006 2019

Chart 83 Development of Telefonica Germany's mobile revenue 2006 2019

Chart 84 Telefonica Germany mobile revenue by type 2011 2019

Chart 85 Telefonica Germany quarterly mobile revenue by type 2015 2019

Chart 86 Increase in the number of Drillisch's mobile subscribers 2012 2019

Chart 87 Development of Freenet Group's mobile subscriber base 2007 2019

Chart 88 Development of Freenet Group's mobile ARPU 2007 2019

Chart 89 Freenet (mobile) financial data 2007 2018

Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment

Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

Exhibit 3 Number portability defined

Exhibit 4 3G auction results August 2000

Exhibit 5 Spectrum auction results (700MHz, 900MHz, 1.5GHz, 1.8GHz) June 2015

Exhibit 6 Spectrum auction results (800MHz, 1.8GHz, 2GHz and 2.6GHz) May 2010

Exhibit 7 Spectrum auction block allocations (800MHz, 1.8GHz, 2GHz and 2.6GHz) May 2010

Exhibit 8 Spectrum auction assignments by operator (800MHz) May 2010

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