Italy - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Italy’s large telecom market has one of the highest mobile penetration rates in Europe and has benefitted from progressive government programs aimed at developing the fibre broadband sector. The number of broadband subscribers is growing steadily though the DSL segment has begun to contract as subscribers are migrated to the fibre platform.

Government broadband programs, including its support of the Open Fiber project and of plans to merge Open Fibre with TIM’s fixed infrastructure, have considerably improved the quality and reach of fast broadband services across the country. Italy is also at the forefront of developments in 5G, with TIM having launched services in mid-2019.

This report analyses the key aspects of the Italian telecom market, providing the latest data and statistics on the fixed network services sector. It also reviews the key regulatory issues including number portability and local loop unbundling.

Key developments:

  • BT Italia considers sale of its Italian assets;
  • Telecom Italia extends superfast broadband to 19 million premises;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telecom Italia (TIM), Fastweb, Wind Tre, BT Italia, Tiscali

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Regional European Market Comparison

    • Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
      • Market Leaders
      • Market Challengers
      • Market Emergents
    • TMI versus GDP
    • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
    • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Telecommunications market

    • Market analysis
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historical overview
    • Regulatory authority
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
    • Interconnect
    • Access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Introduction
    • Telecom Italia (TIM)
    • Wind Tre
    • BT Italia
    • Tiscali
    • Fastweb
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
    • International
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
    • Infrastructure developments
      • Next Generation Network (NGN)
    • Smart infrastructure
      • Smart Cities
      • Smart meters
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Italy – 2019 (e)
  • Table 2 – Development of fixed and mobile sector investment – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Share of fixed-line and mobile sector investment by operator – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Decline in fixed and mobile market revenue – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Change in fixed and mobile retail revenue by type – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Change in fixed market revenue by type – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Development of Telecom Italia’s wholesale access lines by type – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 8 – Fall in the number of fixed number portings – 2010 – 2017
  • Table 9 – Change in Telecom Italia’s domestic revenue by sector – 2012 – 2019
  • Table 10 – Development of Telecom Italia Group’s financial data – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 11 – Development of Telecom Italia’s domestic financial data – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 12 – Development in the in number of Telecom Italia’s access lines by sector – 2006 – 2019
  • Table 13 – Tiscali subscribers (Italy) – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 14 – Decline in Tiscali’s revenue, by sector – 2006 – 2019
  • Table 15 – Change in Tiscali’s financial data – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 16 – Development of Fastweb’s financial data (CHF) – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 17 – Fastweb financial data (CHF) – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 18 – Change in the number of fixed-line accesses (Telecom Italia and altnets) – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 19 – Decline in the number of fixed-line in service and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 20 – Change in the number of fixed-line accesses by platform – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 21 – Change in the market share of fixed-line accesses by operator – 2010 – 2019
  • Table 22 – International internet bandwidth – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 23 – Historic - Fixed and mobile market investment – 2004 – 2009
  • Table 24 – Historic - Telecom Italia fixed network revenue by sector (old reporting) – 2006 – 2012
  • Table 25 – Historic - Telecom Italia Group financial data – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 26 – Historic - Telecom Italia domestic financial data – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 27 – Historic - Fastweb financial data (€) – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 28 – Historic - Fixed and mobile market investment – 2004 – 2009
  • Table 29 – Historic - Wind subscribers by sector – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 30 – Historic - Wind annualised fixed-line ARPU – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 31 – Historic - Wind financial data – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 32 – Historic - Wind Tre fixed-line revenue – 2015 – 2018
  • Table 33 – Historic - NGA lines and proportion of total lines – 2011 – 2016

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Leaders (top tier)
  • Chart 2 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Challengers (middle tier)
  • Chart 3 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Emergents (bottom tier)
  • Chart 4 – Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 5 – Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 – Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 7 – Northern Europe –mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 8 – Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 – Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 – Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 11 – Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 12 – Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 13 – Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 14 – Development of fixed and mobile sector investment – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 15 – Decline in fixed and mobile market revenue – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 16 – Change in fixed and mobile retail revenue by type – 2013 – 2018
  • Chart 17 – Change in fixed market revenue by type – 2013 – 2018
  • Chart 18 – Development of TIM’s wholesale accesses lines by type – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 19 – Fall in the number of fixed number portings – 2010 – 2017
  • Chart 20 – Change in Telecom Italia’s domestic revenue by sector – 2012 – 2019
  • Chart 21 – Development of Telecom Italia Group’s financial data – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 22 – Telecom Italia domestic revenue – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 23 – Development in the in number of Telecom Italia’s access lines by sector – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 24 – Decline in Tiscali’s revenue, by sector – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 25 – Change in Tiscali’s financial data – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 26 – Change in the number of fixed-line accesses (Telecom Italia and altnets) – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 27 – Decline in the number of fixed-line in service and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 28 – Change in the number of fixed-line accesses by platform – 2014 – 2019
  • Chart 29 – Change in the market share of fixed-line accesses by operator – 2010 – 2019

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop
  • Exhibit 3 - Principal backbone providers

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Last updated 15 Nov 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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