The German mobile telecom sector is valued at $6.44Bn in Q3ĀĆ08, a rise of 2% since Q2ĀĆ08 but a fall of 1.8% since Q3ĀĆ07. The revenue rise since Q2ĀĆ08 is driven by seasonal effects, while the year-on-year fall was due to cuts in mobile termination rates and roaming fees. Vodafone and T-Mobile, the two leading incumbents grabbed 70% of the total revenue market even after strong efforts by E-plus and O2. E-Plus is the only German operator to show a positive result in y-o-y market share, majorly in prepaid segment. The companyĀfs market share advanced 1.2% to 15.3% of revenues in the Q3ĀĆ08.Comparing the figures of Q3ĀĆ07, VodafoneĀfs market share dipped by 0.7% to 35.2%, while T-Mobile fell by 0.2% to 35.3%. O2 slid to fourth place, with its market share down by 0.1% to 14.3%.
The German mobile subscriber base rose by 2.6 million subscribers to a total of 106 million subscribers at Q3ĀĆ08 end. Market penetration jumped to 129.0% at September-end, from 113.4% the year before. T-Mobile and Vodafone ruled the market with 36.6% and 34.1% of the market respectively. Together, they lost 1.1% of the market to other operators, with E-Plus at no.3 with a market share of 16.1% and O2 at 13.2%.
Source: Wireless News.