As a leading hub for mobile business in Germany, NRW offers optimum conditions for the next generation of mobile phones. Three of the four largest German mobile phone operators – T-Mobile, Vodafone and Telefónica – are based in NRW. In addition, there is a strong TV, games and print sector, which is increasingly making its content available via mobile formats, as well as an efficient infrastructure of service-providers, developers and research institutions. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW backs innovative content for use on mobile phones and supports the young developer scene in NRW. 

Facts and figures

  • major players: Vodafone, T-Mobile, Huawei, Ericsson, Telefónica
  • federal state with the most mobile Internet users
  • mobile phone hub of Düsseldorf a leader in Europe
  • successful and diverse app developer scene
  • dmexco, c/o pop, DWNRW Award as meeting places
  • pioneer in location-based services
  • good conditions for young developers and start-ups

More on “Mobile” in the location brochure, published by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.


Katrin Ahues

Tel: +49 211-930 50 305

Head of Communications


Mediennetzwerk.NRW is financed by the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and receives funding from the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD).

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