Italy - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

In the Italian broadband market there is strong competition within the DSL sector, supplemented by a vibrant fibre sector spearheaded by efforts from Telecom Italia and supplemented by investments from other telcos and municipal governments. In the absence of effective cross-platform competition from cable networks, services based on upgraded DSL networks have benefited from the market entry of new players such as Vodafone. Regulatory measures have also been introduced to facilitate access to NGNs, while the government is investing €4 billion to provide broadband across the country. The wholesale provider Open fibre has thus far secured two of the three tenders to extend fibre-based broadband access to underserved areas.

This report presents key statistics on the Italian broadband market, including the burgeoning fibre sector. It also assesses the wireless market, detailing the regulatory treatment for WiMAX auctions, and providing broadband subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

TIM’s continues with fibre investment program; Infratel opens consultation on third broadband project; EOF secures €1.4 billion government contract to provide fibre-based broadband to six regions; regulator consults on extending 3.5GHz licenses; Fastweb delivering 500Mb/s service to 7.5 million premises; SINFI infrastructure registry helping to reduce cost of deploying fibre by a third; Fastweb, Wind and Vodafone continue with €2.5 billion NGN project; Milan’s Metroweb acquired by Enel; Fastweb joins TIM in fibre venture; report update includes the regulator’s market data reports to June 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3s 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telecom Italia (TIM), Metroweb, Fastweb, Vodafone Italy, Tiscali, Wind Tre, BT Italia.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.1 Broadband statistics
    • 2.2 Government support
    • 2.3 National Broadband Plan
  • 3. Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
    • 3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 4. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • 5. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • 5.1 Telecom Italia
    • 5.2 Fastweb
    • 5.3 Tiscali
    • 5.4 Wind Tre
    • 5.5 Vectoring DSL
  • 6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Telecom Italia
    • 6.3 Fastweb
    • 6.4 Other networks
    • 6.5 Other developments
  • 7. Other fixed broadband services
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Historic - Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 1991 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 3 – Total fixed retail broadband subscribers by access type – 2002 - 2018
  • Table 4 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 5 – Broadband market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 6 – Proportion of broadband connections by speed – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 7 – Broadband lines by speed – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Forecast broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
  • Table 12 – Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 13 – Telecom Italia wholesale access lines – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 14 – Telecom Italia broadband ARPU – 2006 – 2017
  • Table 15 – Telecom Italia internet revenue – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 18 – Tiscali financial data – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 19 – Wind broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 20 – Wind Tre fixed-line and broadband subscribers – 2015 - 2016
  • Table 21 – Altnet fibre broadband lines – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 22 – Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2014 - 2017
  • Chart 1 – Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2017
  • Chart 2 – Total fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2002 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Broadband market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2017
  • Chart 4 – Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2017
  • Chart 5 – Telecom Italia wholesale access lines – 2007 - 2017
  • Exhibit 1 – WiMAX licensees – 2010

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Number of pages 18

Status Current

Last updated 22 Nov 2017
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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