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Introduction

Germany has one of Europe's most advanced broadband markets and its national broadband plan is more ambitious than the EC's digital agenda. Despite advances in the broadband market, the country has still not adopted a framework on net neutrality.

Highlights

  • Between 2015 and 2016, BNetzA concluded the third-round reviews of several of the markets in the EC’s 2014 recommendation.
  • BNetzA has proposed to move away from its LRIC+ model.
  • The EC no longer blocks the vectoring plans of BNetzA.

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

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

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

Spectrum

  • 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

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
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service obligation
  • Universal service provider

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation in Germany

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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