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, supported by EU funds, is investing to provide broadband across the country as part of its Digital Plan – Ultra-broadband initiative. The wholesale provider Open Fibre has extended fibre-based broadband access to underserved areas and signed wholesale access agreements with a number of operators. Open Fibre and Telecom Italia are considering a merger of their fixed infrastructure assets in a bid to expedite fibre roll outs and reduce deployment costs.

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 to 2024.

Key developments:

  • Regulator consults on extending 3.5GHz licenses;
  • TIM and Open Fibre in network merger talks,
  • Fastweb's fibre network reaching about 60% of the population;
  • SINFI infrastructure registry helping to reduce cost of deploying fibre by a third;
  • Fastweb extends TIM fibre venture;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data reports to June 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and statistical overview

    • Broadband statistics
    • Government support
    • National Broadband Plan
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

    • Telecom Italia
    • Fastweb
    • Tiscali
    • Wind Tre
    • Vectoring DSL
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

    • Introduction
    • Telecom Italia
    • Fastweb
    • Other networks
    • Other developments
  • Other fixed broadband services

  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Change in the number of fixed retail broadband subscribers by access type – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 2 – Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 3 – Change in the share of broadband connections by access type – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Growth in broadband penetration by technology – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Change in broadband market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 6 – Proportion of broadband connections by speed (old style) – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Change in the number of broadband connections by speed (old style) – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Change in the number of broadband lines by speed (new style) – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 9 – Change in the proportion of broadband lines by speed (new style) – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 10 – Growth in fixed broadband data traffic and consumption – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Growth in the proportion of broadband and fibre lines as proportion of total access lines – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Growth in the number of superfast broadband lines (above 30Mb/s) in service – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 13 – Decline in the number of DSL connections – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 14 – Change in the market share of fixed broadband connections by operator – 2011 – 2019
  • Table 15 – Change in the number of Telecom Italia’s broadband subscribers by type – 2006 – 2019
  • Table 16 – Change in Telecom Italia’s broadband ARPU – 2006 – 2019
  • Table 17 – Increase in Telecom Italia’s broadband revenue – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 18 – Growth in Fastweb’s broadband subscriber base – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 19 – Decline in Tiscali’s fixed broadband subscriber base – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 20 – Wind Tre broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 21 – Growth in the number of fibre broadband lines by type – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 22 – Growth in the number of TIM’s fibre connections – 2015 – 2019
  • Table 23 – Fastweb broadband subscribers – 2015 – 2019
  • Table 24 – Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 25 – Change in Vodafone Italy’s fixed-line revenue by type – 2018 – 2020
  • Table 26 – Growth in the number of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) subscribers– 2013 – 2019
  • Table 27 – Historic - Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 1991 – 2015
  • Table 28 – Historic - Fixed retail broadband subscribers by access type – 2002 – 2009
  • Table 29 – Historic - Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 – 2009
  • Table 30 – Historic - DSL connections – 2002 – 2009
  • Table 31 – Historic - Altnet fibre broadband lines – 2012 – 2017

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Change in the number of fixed retail broadband subscribers by access type – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 2 – Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 3 – Change in the share of broadband connections by access type – 2013 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Growth in broadband penetration by technology – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Change in broadband market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 6 – Change in the number of broadband lines by speed (new style) – 2014 – 2019
  • Chart 7 – Change in the proportion of broadband lines by speed (new style) – 2014 – 2019
  • Chart 8 – Growth in fixed broadband data traffic and consumption – 2013 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Growth in the proportion of broadband and fibre lines as proportion of total access lines – 2013 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Growth in the number of superfast broadband lines (above 30Mb/s) in service – 2013 – 2019
  • Chart 11 – Decline in the number of DSL connections – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 12 – Change in the market share of fixed broadband connections by operator – 2011 – 2019
  • Chart 13 – Change in the number of Telecom Italia’s broadband subscribers by type – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 14 – Change in Telecom Italia’s broadband ARPU – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 15 – Increase in Telecom Italia’s broadband revenue – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 16 – Growth in Fastweb’s broadband subscriber base – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 17 – Decline in Tiscali’s fixed broadband subscriber base – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 18 – Growth in the number of fibre broadband lines by type – 2014 – 2019
  • Chart 19 – Growth in the number of TIM’s fibre connections – 2015 – 2019
  • Chart 20 – Growth in the number of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) subscribers– 2013 – 2019

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – WiMAX licensees – 2010

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Last updated 15 Nov 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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