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