Communications of Germany

Telephones - main lines in use:54.2 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular:79.2 million (2005)
Telephone system:general assessment: Germany has one of the world's most technologically advanced telecommunications systems; as a result of intensive capital expenditures since reunification, the formerly backward system of the eastern part of the country, dating back to World War II, has been modernized and integrated with that of the western part
domestic: Germany is served by an extensive system of automatic telephone exchanges connected by modern networks of fiber-optic cable, coaxial cable, microwave radio relay, and a domestic satellite system; cellular telephone service is widely available, expanding rapidly, and includes roaming service to many foreign countries
international: country code - 49; Germany's international service is excellent worldwide, consisting of extensive land and undersea cable facilities as well as earth stations in the Inmarsat, Intelsat, Eutelsat, and Intersputnik satellite systems (2001)
Radio broadcast stations:AM 51, FM 787, shortwave 4 (1998)
Radios:77.8 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:373 (plus 8,042 repeaters) (1995)
Televisions:51.4 million (1998)
Internet country code:.de
Internet hosts:11.859 million (2006)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):200 (2001)
Internet users:50.616 million (2006)

Germany Quickstats

  • Population: 82,400,996 (July 2007 est.)
  • Area: 357,021 sq km
  • Density: 230.9 /km² (50th)
  • GDP (total): $2.89 trillion (3rd)
  • GDP (per capita): $35,072 (19th)
  • Literacy: 99%

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  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Dial code: +49

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Germany Internet

  • Usage: 47,127,725
  • Penetration: 57.0 %
  • Top Domain: .gm

WT eBusiness info:

  • Success Ranking: 100
  • Market testing: Untested
  • Overall risk: High
  • Overall reward: Low


  • Tourism: 10%
  • eCommerce: 10%
  • Gaming: 10%
  • eLearning: 10%

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