Italy - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
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.
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
Telecom sector liberalisation
Number Portability (NP)
Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
Fixed network operators
Telecom Italia (TIM)
Overview of the national telecom network
Submarine cable networks
Next Generation Network (NGN)
List of Tables
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
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