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, 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 services expected from networks operators during 2019 and supported by the October 2018 sale of licenses in a number of spectrum bands.

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

Key developments:

  • Global Cloud Xchange building the EAGLE submarine cable system linking Italy to Hong Kong;
  • Telecom Italia extends superfast broadband to 19 million premises;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to March 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 Market analysis
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Historical overview
    • 5.2 Regulatory authority
    • 5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
    • 5.4 Interconnect
    • 5.5 Access
    • 5.6 Number Portability (NP)
    • 5.7 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • 6. Fixed network operators
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Telecom Italia (TIM)
    • 6.3 Wind Tre
    • 6.4 BT Italia
    • 6.5 Tiscali
    • 6.6 Fastweb
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
    • 7.2 International
      • 7.2.1 Submarine cable networks
      • 7.2.2 Satellite networks
    • 7.3 Infrastructure developments
      • 7.3.1 Next Generation Network (NGN)
  • 8. Smart infrastructure
    • 8.1 Smart Cities
    • 8.2 Smart meters
  • 9. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Italy – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Fixed and mobile market investment – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 3 – Share of fixed-line and mobile sector investment by operator – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Fixed and mobile market revenue – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 5 – Fixed market revenue by type – 2016 - 2017
  • Table 6 – Telecom Italia wholesale access lines – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 7 – Fixed number portings – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 8 – Telecom Italia fixed network revenue by sector (old reporting) – 2006 - 2012
  • Table 9 – Telecom Italia domestic revenue by sector – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 10 – Telecom Italia Group financial data – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 11 – Telecom Italia domestic revenue – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 12 – Telecom Italia accesses by sector – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 13 – Wind subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 14 – Wind annualised fixed-line ARPU – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 15 – Wind financial data – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 16 – Wind Tre fixed-line revenue – 2015 - 2018
  • Table 17 – Tiscali subscribers (Italy) – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 18 – Tiscali revenue by sector – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 19 – Tiscali financial data – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 20 – Fastweb financial data (€) – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 21 – Fastweb financial data (CHF) – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 22 – Fastweb financial data (CHF) – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 23 – Fixed-line accesses (Telecom Italia and altnets) – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 24 – Fixed-line in service and teledensity – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 25 – Fixed-line accesses by type – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 26 – Fixed-line access market share by operator – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 27 – International internet bandwidth – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 28 – NGA lines and proportion of total lines – 2011 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Fixed and mobile market investment – 2004 - 2015
  • Chart 2 – Total fixed and mobile market revenue – 2010 - 2017
  • Chart 3 – Telecom Italia wholesale access lines – 2007 - 2018
  • Chart 4 – Telecom Italia domestic revenue by sector – 2012 - 2018
  • Chart 5 – Telecom Italia Group financial data – 2006 - 2018
  • Chart 6 – Telecom Italia domestic revenue – 2005 - 2018
  • Chart 7 – Telecom Italia accesses by sector – 2006 - 2018
  • Chart 8 – Wind subscribers by sector – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Wind financial data – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Tiscali revenue by sector – 2006 - 2017
  • Chart 11 – Tiscali financial data – 2008 - 2017
  • Chart 12 – Fixed-line accesses (Telecom Italia and altnets) – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 13 – Fixed-line in service and teledensity – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 14 – Fixed-line access market share by operator – 2010 – 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – Access and the local loop
  • Exhibit 2 - Principal backbone providers

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Number of pages 30

Status Current

Last updated 25 Oct 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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