Broadband will remain the key application with more than 7 million connections and a penetration rate of 8 percent. DSL will continue to represent the overwhelming majority of broadband connections, with Deutsche Telekom (DTAG) providing more than 83% of all broadband connections. VoIP is expected to change the competitive landscape. In the mobile segment, providers are investing in UMTS infrastructure and WiMax applications. Demand for mobile phones is beginning to decline due to market saturation. Equipment suppliers hope that they can benefit from planned government investment in infrastructure and especially schools. Due to the economic situation, forecasts for 2010 are not possible at this point in time.
Broadband equipment and services, W-Lan equipment and services
Broadband technologies (DSL and TV cable) will offer considerable opportunities for suppliers of technology and services.