Italy - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
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.
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
National Broadband Plan
Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
Other fixed broadband services
Appendix – Historic data
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
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