Study finds German broadband take-up ‘slow’

27 Jul 2005

A new survey looking at 14 western European countries has found the German broadband internet market to be trailing behind its neighbours. The report, by research house Strategy Analytics, predicts that 24% of German households will subscribe to a broadband service by the end of 2005, compared to 56% in the Netherlands, 51% in Switzerland and 49% in Denmark. The average predicted broadband take-up rate amongst the 14 states was 33%. According to Strategy Analytics, limited competition in Germany thus far has given no great incentive to incumbent telco Deutsche Telekom to pursue an aggressive broadband expansion strategy. The study also forecasts that household penetration in western Europe will reach 63% by 2010.