Broadband market development
December 2011

In the past Germany was repeatedly criticized because of what appeared to be its underdeveloped Internet market when the number of broadband connections per household was compared with other industrialized countries. On this basis, the EU commission in particular exerted pressure on those responsible in government to strengthen the sector-specific regulation in this market and to intervene in market behaviour. The report shows that on basis of a one-dimensional view alone such conclusions are not justified and a broader spectrum of indicators shows that Germany holds a good position in the market for broadband Internet access when compared to other European countries.