Telecommunications in Germany
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe. Denmark borders the country to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria to the southeast, Switzerland to the south-southwest, France, Luxembourg and Belgium lie to the west, and the Netherlands to the northwest.
Germany has an extremely advanced telecommunications industry, following liberalisation of the market in 1998 and strong focus on fixed broadband roll-out as part of the country's national ICT strategy. The country's Digital Agenda 2014-2017 saw all households connected with a minimum of 50 Mbps, with further advancement expected as part of Digital Strategy 2025. According to latest ITU data (June 2017) 3G mobile coverage reaches 96.2% of the population, and 4G LTE also accessible by 96.2% of Germans.