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 investment efforts from Telecom Italia, 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 extended fibre-based broadband access to underserved areas and signed wholesale access agreements with a number of operators, including Sky Italia which is expected to launch broadband services in the northern Spring of 2019.

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:

  • Regulator consults on extending 3.5GHz licenses;
  • Fastweb’s fibre network reaching about 60% of the population;
  • SINFI infrastructure registry helping to reduce cost of deploying fibre by a third;
  • Milan’s Metroweb acquired by Enel;
  • Fastweb extends TIM fibre venture;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data reports to March 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2018, 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 – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • 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 - 2018
  • Table 3 – Total fixed retail broadband subscribers by access type – 2002 - 2018
  • Table 4 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 5 – Broadband market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 6 – Proportion of broadband connections by speed – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 7 – Broadband lines by speed – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 8 – Forecast broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 9 – Ultra-fast broadband lines (above 30Mb/s) in service – 2013 - 2018
  • Table 10 – DSL subscribers – 2002 - 2018
  • Table 12 – Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 13 – Telecom Italia broadband ARPU – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 14 – Telecom Italia internet revenue – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 15 – Fastweb broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 16 – Tiscali broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 17 – Tiscali financial data – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 18 – Wind Tre broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 19 – Fibre broadband lines – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 20 – Altnet fibre broadband lines – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 21 – Fastweb broadband subscribers – 2015 - 2018
  • Table 22 – Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2014 - 2018
  • Table 23 – Fixes Wireless Access (FWA) subscribers– 2013 - 2018
  • Chart 1 – Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2018
  • Chart 2 – Total fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Broadband market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Fixed-line broadband market share by operator – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – WiMAX licensees – 2010

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Last updated 25 Oct 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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