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Germany - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

April 2021 | 254 pages | ID: G88ED378CFB8EN
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The Germany - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses report includes all relevant BuddeComm research data and analysis. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation. Please review the Executive Summary and Table of Contents for more details.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Germany's MNOs closing 3G networks

With one of Europe's largest telecom markets, Germany hosts a number of significant operators which offer effective competition in the mobile and broadband sectors. Telekom Deutschland remains the dominant provider in the fixed-line segment, though there is increasing competition from operators including freenet, Vodafone Germany, and Telef?nica Germany, each of which is making use of regulatory measures aimed at facilitating wholesale network access to provide fibre-based broadband services.

The German mobile market is driven by mobile data, with the number of mobile broadband subscribers having increased rapidly in recent years. With LTE now effectively universally available, considerable progress has recently been made in building out 5G networks. Telekom's 5G service provided about 80% population coverage by March 2021. This was expected to be increased to 90% coverage by the end of the year.

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, 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 continues to have 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:
  • Unsere Grune Glasfaser joint venture starts building 50,000km wholesale fibre access network;
  • Regulator approves four-year termination rates to 2023, sets reduced MTRs through to 2022;
  • Telekom Deutschland launches standalone 5G service;
  • Additional security measures applied to 5G network components;
  • Telef?nica 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 2019, VATM market data updates for 2020, telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2020, 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, Telef?nica Germany, Vodafone Germany, E-Plus, CallMobile, QSC, Kabel BW, Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia, PrimaCom, The Cloud, Energie Baden-Wurttemberg.
1 KEY STATISTICS

2 REGIONAL EUROPEAN MARKET COMPARISON

2.1 Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
2.2 TMI versus GDP
2.3 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
2.4 Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

3 COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE TELECOM SECTOR

3.1 Economic considerations and responses
3.2 Subscribers
3.3 Infrastructure

4 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

4.1 Recent developments
4.2 Historical overview

5 REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Fixed-line developments
5.4 Mobile market developments

6 MOBILE MARKET

6.1 Market analysis
6.2 Mobile statistics
6.3 Mobile infrastructure
6.4 Major mobile operators
6.5 Mobile content and applications

7 FIXED-LINE 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 FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS

8.1 Market overview
8.2 Telekom Deutschland (Telekom)
8.3 Vodafone Germany
8.4 Freenet
8.5 Tele2 Germany
8.6 Telef?nica Germany

9 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

9.1 National telecom network
9.2 International infrastructure
9.3 Smart infrastructure

10 APPENDIX HISTORIC DATA

11 GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

12 RELATED REPORTS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Germany 2020 (e)
Table 2 Growth in fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 2011 2020
Table 3 New entrants' market share of revenue, investment 2011 2019
Table 4 New entrants' market share of subscribers by sector 2011 2019
Table 5 Change in telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 2011 2019
Table 6 Development of telecom market revenue by sector (VATM data) 2010 2020
Table 7 Change in telecom revenue by sector (regulator data) 2015 2019
Table 8 Development of voice traffic by sector 2010 2020
Table 9 Change in fixed voice traffic by main provider 2014 2019
Table 10 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland wholesale lines 2011 2020
Table 11 Decline in annual traffic by alternative accesses 2013 2019
Table 12 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2011 2026
Table 13 Development of mobile market revenue by type 2010 2020
Table 14 Change in the proportion of mobile market revenue share by type 2012 2018
Table 15 Change in mobile revenue by MNOs and MVNOs 2010 2019
Table 16 Average use per SIM card by service 2011 2019
Table 17 Decline in prepaid customer share of mobile subscriber base 2011 2019
Table 18 Mobile operator share of retail revenue 2011 2020
Table 19 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Table 20 LTE base stations in service 2015 2019
Table 21 Increase in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2020
Table 22 Telef?nica Deutschland LTE subscribers and penetration 2014 2019
Table 23 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2015 2020
Table 24 Growth in the number of Telef?nica Germany's M2M connections 2014 2020
Table 25 Change in fixed and mobile daily traffic 2011 2020
Table 26 Growth in mobile voice traffic 2011 2019
Table 27 Growth in mobile data traffic 2010 2020
Table 28 Change in SMS annual message traffic 2010 - 2019
Table 29 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 30 Development of Telekom Deutschland's mobile revenue 2011 2020
Table 31 Change in Telekom Deutschland's quarterly mobile revenue 2015 - 2020
Table 32 Development of Telekom Deutschland's subscriber base by type 2009 2020
Table 33 Change in Telekom Deutschland's average consumer monthly churn 2009 2020
Table 34 Telekom Deutschland mobile ARPU (Germany) 2015 2020
Table 35 Development of Vodafone Germany's mobile ARPU 2008 2020
Table 36 Change in Vodafone Germany's customer churn 2010 2020
Table 37 Vodafone Germany voice and data usage 2010 2020
Table 38 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Table 39 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile service revenue 2016 2021
Table 40 Vodafone mobile customer cost 2016 2021
Table 41 Change in Telef?nica Germany's mobile subscriber base by type 2010 - 2020
Table 42 Decline in Telef?nica Germany's monthly ARPU 2010 2020
Table 43 Development of Telef?nica Germany's mobile revenue 2010 2020
Table 44 Development of Telef?nica Germany's mobile revenue by type 2011 2020
Table 45 Telef?nica Germany quarterly mobile revenue by type 2015 2020
Table 46 Unitymedia mobile subscribers 2013 2019
Table 47 Increase in the number of Drillisch's mobile subscribers 2012 2020
Table 48 Development of Freenet Group's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Table 49 Development of Freenet Group's mobile ARPU 2010 2020
Table 50 Freenet (mobile) financial data 2010 2020
Table 51 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's direct, resale and LLU broadband lines 2010 2020
Table 52 Growth in fixed broadband traffic, by year and average per connection 2011 2020
Table 53 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by major provider 2012 2020
Table 54 Market share of broadband subscribers by minor provider 2012 2020
Table 55 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2024
Table 56 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2016 2020
Table 57 Increase in fixed broadband penetration by platform 2010 2019
Table 58 Change in the number of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2020
Table 59 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband lines by data rates 2014 2020
Table 60 Change in the share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2011 2020
Table 61 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Table 62 Growth in the number of DOCSIS3.1 cable connections 2018 2020
Table 63 Growth in the number of Unitymedia's broadband and telephony subscribers 2010 2019
Table 64 Development of Unitymedia's financial data 2010 2019
Table 65 Change in the proportion of DSL connections by provider 2011 2019
Table 66 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Table 67 Change in the number of DSL connections by type 2010 2019
Table 68 Growth in the number of VDSL broadband subscribers 2015 2019
Table 69 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's wholesale and resale lines 2011 2020
Table 70 Development of United Internet's financial data 2010 2020
Table 71 Growth in the number of United Internet's subscribers by type 2010 2020
Table 72 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Table 73 Growth in the number of Telef?nica Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Table 74 QSC financial data 2010 2020
Table 75 Growth in the number of households passed with fibre 2010 2020
Table 76 Annual net additions in FttP/B households passed and connected 2011 2020
Table 77 Growth in the number of active FttP/B connections by provider 2012 2020
Table 78 Change in the share of FttP/B connections by provider 2011 2020
Table 79 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's fibre subscribers 2015 2020
Table 80 Development of Deutsche Telekom Group's financial data 2010 2020
Table 81 Development of Telekom Deutschland's domestic revenue 2009 2020
Table 82 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's domestic subscribers by sector 2008 2020
Table 83 Development of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line revenue 2016 2021
Table 84 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line subscribers 2013 2020
Table 85 Change in Freenet's financial data by segment 2010 2020
Table 86 Change in the number of Tele2 Germany's subscribers by sector 2010 2020
Table 87 Development of Tele2 Germany's revenue by sector 2010 2020
Table 88 Change in Telef?nica Germany's subscriber base by sector 2010 2020
Table 89 Development of Telef?nica Germany's financial data 2010 2020
Table 90 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 91 Fixed-line connections by type 2010 2019
Table 92 International internet bandwidth 2009 2017
Table 93 Historic - Fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 2008 2010
Table 94 Historic - New entrants' market share of revenue, investment 2008 2010
Table 95 Historic - New entrants' market share of subscribers by sector 2008 2010
Table 96 Historic - Telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 2008 2010
Table 97 Historic - Telekom Deutschland wholesale lines 2008 2010
Table 98 Historic - Telekom Deutschland's wholesale and resale lines 2009 2010
Table 99 Historic - Fixed line connections by type 2005 2010
Table 100 Historic - Share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2009 2010
Table 101 Historic - Mobile market revenue 1998 2009
Table 102 Historic - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2000 2010
Table 103 Historic Active mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 2010
Table 104 Historic - Telekom Deutschland mobile subscribers 2001 2009
Table 105 Historic - Vodafone Germany's financial data 2003 2013
Table 106 Historic - Mobile number portings 2009 2013
Table 107 Historic - Prepaid customer share of all subscribers 2000 2010
Table 108 Historic - SMS annual message traffic 1998 2009
Table 109 Historic - SMS sent per day 2005 2015
Table 110 Historic - Mobile termination tariffs by operator 2007 2013
Table 111 Historic - Telecom traffic, fixed and mobile (per day) 1998 2010
Table 112 Historic - Telekom Deutschland wholesale and resale lines 2004 2009
Table 113 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1999 2015
Table 114 Historic - Broadband lines by data rates (old format) 2005 2013
Table 115 Historic Fixed broadband traffic, by year and average per connection 2005 2010
Table 116 Historic - Cable broadband subscribers 2000 2010
Table 117 Historic - Proportion of DSL connections by provider 2001 2010
Table 118 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2001 2010
Table 119 Historic - Proportion of broadband lines by data rates (old format) 2005 2017
Table 120 Historic - Share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2003 2009
Table 121 Historic - KDG financial data 2007 2018
Table 122 Historic - KDG internet and telephony RGUs 2007 2018
Table 123 Historic - KDG blended ARPU 2007 2018
Table 124 Historic - DSL lines by data rates 2012 2016
Table 125 Historic - Proportion of DSL lines by data rates 2012 2016
Table 126 Historic - Telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 1998 2009
Table 127 Historic - Fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 1998 2009
Table 128 Historic - Freenet financial data 2005 2009
Table 129 Historic - Fixed lines in service by type 2002 2010
Table 130 Historic - CPS, Call by Call and direct call traffic 2008 2015
Table 131 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2002 2009
Table 132 Historic - Fixed-telecom traffic, DT and altnets 2005 2012
Table 133 Historic - Fixed-line market revenue 1998 2012
Table 134 Historic - Fixed number portings 2009 2013
Table 135 Historic - Freenet fixed network subscribers by sector 2005 2009
Table 136 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2002 2009
Chart 1 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders (top tier)
Chart 2 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers (middle tier)
Chart 3 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents (bottom tier)
Chart 4 Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Scandinavia and Baltics mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Northern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 11 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 12 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 13 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 14 Growth in fixed-line investment: Telekom and altnets 2011 2020
Chart 15 New entrants' market share of revenue, investment 2008 2019
Chart 16 New entrants' market share of subscribers by sector 2008 2019
Chart 17 Change in telecom market revenue: Telekom and altnets 2010 2019
Chart 18 Development of telecom market revenue by sector (VATM data) 2011 2020
Chart 19 Change in telecom revenue by sector (regulator data) 2015 2019
Chart 20 Development of voice traffic by sector 2010 2020
Chart 21 Change in fixed voice traffic by main provider 2014 2019
Chart 22 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland wholesale lines 2011 2020
Chart 23 Decline in annual traffic by alternative accesses 2013 2019
Chart 24 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2011 2026
Chart 25 Development of mobile market revenue by type 2010 2020
Chart 26 Change in the proportion of mobile market revenue share by type 2012 2018
Chart 27 Change in mobile revenue by MNOs and MVNOs 2011 2019
Chart 28 Decline in prepaid customer share of mobile subscriber base 2011 2019
Chart 29 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Chart 30 Increase in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2020
Chart 31 Telef?nica Deutschland LTE subscribers and penetration 2014 2019
Chart 32 Growth in the number of Telef?nica Germany's M2M connections 2014 2020
Chart 33 Change in fixed and mobile daily traffic 2011 2020
Chart 34 Growth in mobile voice traffic 2011 2019
Chart 35 Growth in mobile data traffic 2011 2020
Chart 36 Change in SMS annual message traffic 2011 - 2019
Chart 37 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 38 Development of Telekom Deutschland's mobile revenue 2011 2020
Chart 39 Change in Telekom Deutschland's quarterly mobile revenue 2015 - 2020
Chart 40 Development of Telekom Deutschland's subscriber base by type 2009 2020
Chart 41 Development of Vodafone Germany's mobile ARPU 2008 2020
Chart 42 Change in Vodafone Germany's customer churn 2010 2020
Chart 43 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile subscriber base 2011 2020
Chart 44 Change in Vodafone Germany's mobile service revenue 2016 2021
Chart 45 Vodafone mobile customer cost 2016 2021
Chart 46 Change in Telef?nica Germany's mobile subscriber base by type 2011 - 2020
Chart 47 Decline in Telef?nica Germany's monthly ARPU 2011 2020
Chart 48 Development of Telef?nica Germany's mobile revenue 2011 2020
Chart 49 Telef?nica Germany mobile revenue by type 2011 2020
Chart 50 Telef?nica Germany quarterly mobile revenue by type 2015 2020
Chart 51 Increase in the number of Drillisch's mobile subscribers 2012 2020
Chart 52 Development of Freenet Group's mobile subscriber base 2011 2020
Chart 53 Development of Freenet Group's mobile ARPU 2011 2020
Chart 54 Freenet (mobile) financial data 2011 2020
Chart 55 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's direct, resale and LLU broadband lines 2011 2020
Chart 56 Growth in fixed broadband traffic, by year and average per connection 2011 2020
Chart 57 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by major provider 2012 2020
Chart 58 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2024
Chart 59 Change in market share of broadband subscribers by platform 2016 2020
Chart 60 Increase in fixed broadband penetration by platform 2011 2020
Chart 61 Change in the number of broadband lines by data rates 2014 2020
Chart 62 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband lines by data rates 2014 2020
Chart 63 Change in the share of fixed broadband lines by Telekom and altnets 2011 2020
Chart 64 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 65 Growth in the number of Unitymedia broadband and telephony subscribers 2011 2019
Chart 66 Development of Unitymedia's financial data 2011 2019
Chart 67 Change in the proportion of DSL connections by provider 2011 2019
Chart 68 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 69 Change in the number of DSL connections by type 2011 2019
Chart 70 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's wholesale and resale lines 2011 2020
Chart 71 Development of United Internet's financial data 2011 2020
Chart 72 Growth in the number of United Internet's subscribers by type 2010 2020
Chart 73 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 74 Growth in the number of Telef?nica Germany's fixed broadband subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 75 QSC financial data 2011 2020
Chart 76 Growth in the number of households passed with fibre 2011 2020
Chart 77 Growth in the number of households passed with fibre 2011 2020
Chart 78 Growth in the number of active FttP/B connections by provider 2012 2020
Chart 79 Change in the share of FttP/B connections by provider 2011 2020
Chart 80 Growth in the number of Telekom Deutschland's fibre subscribers 2015 2020
Chart 81 Development of Deutsche Telekom Group's financial data 2011 2020
Chart 82 Development of Telekom Deutschland's domestic revenue 2009 2020
Chart 83 Change in the number of Telekom Deutschland's domestic subscribers by sector 2011 2020
Chart 84 Development of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line revenue 2016 2021
Chart 85 Growth in the number of Vodafone Germany's fixed-line subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 86 Change in Freenet's financial data by segment 2011 2020
Chart 87 Change in the number of Tele2 Germany's subscribers by sector 2011 2020
Chart 88 Development of Tele2 Germany's revenue by sector 2011 2020
Chart 89 Change in Telef?nica Germany's fixed and broadband subscriber base 2011 2020
Chart 90 Development of Telef?nica Germany's financial data 2011 2020
Chart 91 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2011 2026
Chart 92 Fixed-line connections by type 2011 2019
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
Exhibit 9 5G auction results 2019


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