Research and Markets: Germany - Mobile Data Market Insights, 4G, Services and Forecasts

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Germany - Mobile Data Market Insights, 4G, Services and Forecasts" report to their offering.

The German mobile data market has enormous potential for growth following massive investments by the four network operators to upgrade networks supporting mobile data services. The regulator anticipated future growth in coming years by auctioning spectrum in the 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz bands, as well as refarming spectrum below 1GHz for use by mobile broadband. Operators have fast-tracked the development of data-rich applications to improve profit margins as voice ARPU continues to fall in response to competition from resellers and regulatory measures on roaming and termination rates. Mobile TV has not yet caught the public imagination: the national DVB-H licence holder Mobile 3.0 withdrew services soon after launch, partly sabotaged by network operators having introduced handsets allowing users to access free-to-air DVB-T channels.

This report provides key statistics and analysis on the mobile data market in Germany in 2011. Focussing on HSPA and LTE services, it analyses market players' strategies and assesses the range of emerging mobile data services and technologies.

Key Developments:

- Benchmark auctions in 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands trigger LTE deployment

- 3G reaches 85% of the population

- Telekom Deutschland trials LTE 4×4 MIMO to provide up to 250Mb/s

- Vodafone serving 1,500 locations

- O2 launches rural LTE

- m-ticketing in Northern Hessen

- demise of mobile TV

- regulator opens consultation for use of 900MHz and 1800MHz bands for post-2016

- more than 6,000 LTE base stations active by early 2012

- coverage requirements for 800MHz licensees reached in 11 Länder

- E-Plus trials LTE in the 1800MHz band

- Vodafone launches cloud service

- MNOs step up m-payments platform

- VATM market data for 2011

- regulator 2011 market data

- telcos' operating and financial data to June 2012

- market developments to mid-2012.

Key Topics Covered

1. Synopsis

2. Overview of Germany's mobile data services market

3. Regulatory issues

3.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions

3.2 800MHz-2.6GHz

4. Mobile technologies

4.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile

4.1.1 Network sharing

4.1.2 Key 3G developments

5. Major mobile operators

6. Forecasts - mobile market - 2010; 2015

6.1 UMTS forecasts

6.2 Notes on scenario forecasts

Companies Mentioned

- E-Plus

- O2

- Telekom Deutschland

- Vodafone

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