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Politics Threaten Germany's Broadband Potential

It's Historical Lack Of Competition Is Improving, But It Is Still Not Resolved

January 8, 2008


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By the end of 2007, there were 16 million German broadband households — more than in any other Western European country — but this equated to only 43% of German households. Forrester predicts a further 11 million households will have broadband access by the end of 2013, many of which have dial-up connections today. Competition is becoming increasingly aggressive — with 2.5 million households switching provider in 2007 — and is set to increase over the next five years. The biggest issue in the German market today is the political row between incumbent Deutsche Telekom, the national regulator (Bundesnetzagentur), and the EU regarding wholesale access to future network upgrades.

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Table of Contents

  • Germany Had The Largest Number Of Broadband Households In Europe In 2007
  • Germany's Broadband Penetration Will Soar To 72% Of Households In 2013
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