Number of mobile phone connections in Germany from 1st quarter 2008 to 2nd quarter 2018, by provider (in millions)

Number of mobile phone connections in Germany 2008-2018, by provider This statistic shows the number of mobile phone connections in Germany from the first quarter of 2008 to the second quarter of 2018, broken down by provider. The figures refer to the number of SIM cards in circulation and include cell phone contracts as well as prepaid connections and SIM cards that are used for automatic communication between machines (M2M). Vodafone was the largest provider with roughly 46.5 million mobile connections in the second quarter of 2018.
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Deutsche Telekom (D1 network)Vodafone (D2 network)*E-Plus (E1 network)***Telefonica (until Q3'14 o2 only (E2 network), starting Q4'14 incl. E-Plus (E1 network))***
Q2 '1843.0246.5-45.2
Q1 '1842.7346.3-45.29
Q4 '1743.1346-45.92
Q3 '17*** 42.5345.7-48.37
Q2 '17 42.0145.2-45.19
Q1 '17 42.1144.6-44.68
Q4 '1641.8543.7-44.32
Q3 '1641.4643.1-44.07
Q2 '16**41.1441.89-43.42
Q3 '1539.8930.22-43.29
Q4 '1540.3730.39-43.06
Q1 '1640.6430.33-43.01
Q2 '1539.4730.32-42.62
Q1 '1539.230.94-42.18
Q4 '14*38.9931.52-42.13
Q3 '1439.6531.7126.3219.65
Q2 '1439.3431.9425.8519.44
Q1 '1439.1532.3125.4519.28
Q4 '1338.6332.2524.9519.4
Q3 '1337.9431.9624.819.58
Q2 '1337.4932.2424.4319.41
Q3 '1235.9935.12419.11
Q1 '1337.0132.4123.9519.33
Q2 '1235.4735.8123.518.83
Q4 '1236.5733.8923.419.3
Q1 '1235.136.4623.0618.6
Q4 '1135.437.6322.7218.38
Q3 '1134.9136.8322.1518.15
Q2 '1134.5236.0221.5417.75
Q1 '1134.5736.7120.9817.36
Q4 '1034.6936.6820.4317.05
Q3 '1034.8835.6919.916.63
Q2 '1036.9834.8719.5916.27
Q1 '1038.5434.5419.2915.87
Q4 '0939.1434.6318.9915.51
Q3 '0939.3334.5418.7115.4
Q2 '0939.134.9218.2414.93
Q1 '0938.9835.4718.0414.51
Q4 '0839.136.1717.7814.2
Q3 '0838.836.1917.0313.98
Q2 '0838.435.316.213.58
Q1 '0837.1134.4115.413.01
Deutsche Telekom (D1 network)Vodafone (D2 network)*E-Plus (E1 network)***Telefonica (until Q3'14 o2 only (E2 network), starting Q4'14 incl. E-Plus (E1 network))***
Q2 '1843.0246.5-45.2
Q1 '1842.7346.3-45.29
Q4 '1743.1346-45.92
Q3 '17*** 42.5345.7-48.37
Q2 '17 42.0145.2-45.19
Q1 '17 42.1144.6-44.68
Q4 '1641.8543.7-44.32
Q3 '1641.4643.1-44.07
Q2 '16**41.1441.89-43.42
Q3 '1539.8930.22-43.29
Q4 '1540.3730.39-43.06
Q1 '1640.6430.33-43.01
Q2 '1539.4730.32-42.62
Q1 '1539.230.94-42.18
Q4 '14*38.9931.52-42.13
Q3 '1439.6531.7126.3219.65
Q2 '1439.3431.9425.8519.44
Q1 '1439.1532.3125.4519.28
Q4 '1338.6332.2524.9519.4
Q3 '1337.9431.9624.819.58
Q2 '1337.4932.2424.4319.41
Q3 '1235.9935.12419.11
Q1 '1337.0132.4123.9519.33
Q2 '1235.4735.8123.518.83
Q4 '1236.5733.8923.419.3
Q1 '1235.136.4623.0618.6
Q4 '1135.437.6322.7218.38
Q3 '1134.9136.8322.1518.15
Q2 '1134.5236.0221.5417.75
Q1 '1134.5736.7120.9817.36
Q4 '1034.6936.6820.4317.05
Q3 '1034.8835.6919.916.63
Q2 '1036.9834.8719.5916.27
Q1 '1038.5434.5419.2915.87
Q4 '0939.1434.6318.9915.51
Q3 '0939.3334.5418.7115.4
Q2 '0939.134.9218.2414.93
Q1 '0938.9835.4718.0414.51
Q4 '0839.136.1717.7814.2
Q3 '0838.836.1917.0313.98
Q2 '0838.435.316.213.58
Q1 '0837.1134.4115.413.01
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This statistic shows the number of mobile phone connections in Germany from the first quarter of 2008 to the second quarter of 2018, broken down by provider. The figures refer to the number of SIM cards in circulation and include cell phone contracts as well as prepaid connections and SIM cards that are used for automatic communication between machines (M2M). Vodafone was the largest provider with roughly 46.5 million mobile connections in the second quarter of 2018.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
Germany
Survey time period
Q1 2008 to Q2 2018
Supplementary notes
* The source adds the following information: "Merger of Telefónica and E-Plus. Customer numbers will be combined from Q4 2014 onwards."
** The source adds the following information: "The increase for Vodafone is linked to a change in the method of calculating their customer base."

Up until Q1 2016 only direct Vodafone customers were counted.
*** The source adds the following information: "The increase for Telefónica is linked to a change in the method of calculating their customer base."

The number of mobile phone connections is based on the number of SIM cards in circulation (contract, prepaid and M2M).
The decrease of connections in some networks is partly due to the providers booking out inactive SIM cards from time to time and revising the figures accordingly.

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