Fixed broadband subs reach 28.4m at mid-2013

17 Dec 2013

Germany’s telecoms regulator, the Federal Network Agency (FNA), has reported that the number of fixed broadband connections totalled 28.4 million at 30 June 2013, up from 28.0 million six months earlier and corresponding to a household penetration rate of around 71%. DSL connections accounted for 23.3 million of the mid-2013 total (unchanged from end-2012), while cable modem broadband subscribers grew from 4.4 million at 31 December 2012 to 4.8 million six months later. At the same date, fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections stood at around 184,000 and 56,000, respectively, while satellite broadband access totalled roughly 30,000. According to the FNA, alternative providers to the incumbent Deutsche Telekom (operating as Telekom Deutschland) claimed a 56% share of fixed broadband connections at mid-2013, an increase of around one percentage point from six months earlier. Mobile telephony subscribers reached 113.6 million as at 30 June 2013, corresponding to a population penetration of 141.0%.

Germany, Telekom Deutschland, Federal Network Agency (FNA),


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate


Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.