BREKO Broadband Study

BREKO Broadband Study 20

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Fiber rollout continues to gain pace - BREKO market analysis20 shows: Alternative network operators are driving fiber rollout in Germany

Published: 01 September 2020

The German Broadband Communications Association (BREKO), together with renowned telecommunications expert and economist Prof. Dr. Jens Böcker, today presented jointly collected market data on the current situation in the telecommunications market. The results show a positive development of fiber optic expansion in Germany. The number of available fiber-optic connections, demand for fast Internet, and investments in expansion are rising. The drivers of this development continue to be the alternative network operators.

BREKO Broadband Study 19

BREKO network operators with record investments in future-proof fiber optic networks

Published: August 21, 2019

The German Broadband Communications Association (BREKO), together with renowned telecommunications expert and economist Prof. Dr. Jens Böcker, today presented the jointly collected market data on the current situation in the telecommunications market. Positive message and clear signal: the now more than 190 network operators of BREKO invested more in the telecommunications market in 2018 than ever before: they made investments of around EUR 2.5 billion - and thus significantly exceeded the BREKO's previous year's forecast (EUR 2.2 billion). 80 percent of the network expansion is being carried out on the company's own initiative without government subsidies. A particularly important finding of the market analysis is that fixed-network lines will not be replaced by mobile communications in the future either!

BREKO Broadband Study 18

Strong growth in data volumes expected in the fixed network. Expansion with fiber optics essential.

Published: September 26, 2018

The BREKO Broadband Study 2018 shows: The new German government's focus on future-proof fiber is consistent - it is the only way to give our country the best digital infrastructure and thus the basis for growth and prosperity.

Now, politicians and regulators must focus on three important levers in particular to push nationwide fiber rollout even more strongly: the needs-based further development of the federal subsidy program including the introduction of vouchers for future-proof fiber connections to further boost demand, the urgently needed reform of the DigiNetz Act to prevent harmful over/double rollout, and diversity and competition in future 5G mobile communications through a service provider obligation and regionally allocated frequencies to generate further investment funds for fiber rollout.

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