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Germany's telecoms regulator, BNetzA, has been timely in completing reviews of all the listed markets, but the regulator continues to be slow in issuing remedies after the market reviews. The country's national broadband strategy to provide 100% coverage with broadband speeds of at least 50Mbps by the end of 2018 stood at over 82% by mid 2018.


  • Germany's gigabit network strategy and 5G rollout plans will improve the deployment of a fiber infrastructure network.
  • BNetzA plans to auction nationwide spectrum rights in multiple bands in 2019.
  • BNetzA has issued remedies and wholesale prices for several markets.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers details of the relevant regulated markets and the players identified as dominant in these markets.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in Germany.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Germany?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Germany?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis


  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service obligation
  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband


  • Methodology
  • Author