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 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.
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
Regional European Market Comparison
Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
TMI versus GDP
Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
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)
Appendix – Historic data
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
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