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Italy - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

Italy - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

The Italian broadband market retains strong competition in the DSL sector, supplemented by a vibrant fibre sector. In the absence of effective cross-platform competition from cable networks, services based on upgraded DSL networks have benefited from the market entry of new players such as Vodafone. Several operators have invested in ADSL2+ and VDSL infrastructure, propelling the market for high-bandwidth bundled services, while Telecom Italia's newly created Open Access division has aimed to improve competitor access to its networks. Regulatory measures have also been taken to ease access to NGNs. This report presents key statistics on the Italian broadband market, including the burgeoning fibre sector. It also assesses the wireless market, detailing the regulatory treatment for WiMAX auctions, and provides broadband forecasts to 2020.

Key developments:

NGN Committee works on open access network, Fastweb, Wind and Vodafone continue with 2.5 billion NGN project; Milan's Metroweb sold to F2i and IMI Investimenti; TI sets up JV to build open access fibre network covering 80% of buildings in Milan; Fastweb bundles broadband with Sky Italia; Fastweb buys 11% of Metroweb and begins deploying vectoring DSL; Metroweb proposes 4,5 billion FttP network covering 30 cities; regulator's 2013 market data report; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2014; market developments into 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

Telecom Italia, Metroweb, Fastweb, Vodafone, Tiscali, Wind, BT Italia.


1. Synopsis
2. Overview
2.1 Broadband statistics
2.2 Government support
2.2.1 Overview of Italy's National Broadband Plan
2.3 Regional development
3. Cable modems
4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
4.1 Wholesale market
4.2 Telecom Italia
4.3 Fastweb
4.4 Tiscali
4.5 Wind
4.6 ADSL2+
4.7 Vectoring DSL
4.8 Naked DSL
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5.1 Overview
5.2 Telecom Italia
5.3 Fastweb
5.4 Rival networks
5.5 Other developments
6. Wireless broadband
6.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
6.2 Wireless LANs/WiFi
6.2.1 AFT-Linkem
6.2.2 Telecom Italia
6.3 WiMAX
6.3.1 Auction for 3.5GHz licences
7. Mobile broadband
8. Internet via satellite
9. Forecasts broadband subscribers 2009 - 2013; 2020
9.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
9.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
9.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
10. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet subscribers and penetration rate 1991 - 2004
Table 2 Internet subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 3 Total fixed retail broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2015
Table 4 Broadband penetration by technology 2004 - 2013
Table 5 Broadband revenue 2008 2014
Table 6 Broadband market share of revenue by operator (historic) 2008 2010; 2012 - 2013
Table 7 Broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2009 - 2014
Table 8 New broadband subscribers by year 2005 - 2013
Table 9 Proportion of broadband connections by speed: OLOs 2009 - 2013
Table 9 Proportion of broadband connections by speed: Telecom Italia with OLOs 2009 - 2013
Table 10 Telecom Italia NGN2 FttX deployment 2009 - 2011
Table 14 Telecom Italia share of broadband connections 2008 - 2014
Table 15 Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector 2006 - 2014
Table 16 Telecom Italia wholesale access lines 2007 - 2014
Table 17 Telecom Italia broadband ARPU 2006 2014
Table 18 Telecom Italia internet revenue 2007 - 2014
Table 19 Fastweb financial data 2005 - 2014
Table 20 Fastweb broadband subscribers 2005 2014
Table 29 Tiscali subscribers (Italy) 2007 - 2014
Table 22 Tiscali financial data 2008 - 2014
Table 23 Wind broadband subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 24 Naked DSL lines 2009 2012
Table 25 FttP accesses 2004 2014
Table 26 NGN lines (FttX with VDSL/ADSL2+) 2007 2016
Table 27 Mobile broadband subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 28 Mobile broadband traffic 2011 - 2014
Table 29 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 30 Forecast broadband subscribers lower market growth scenario 2009 - 2013; 2020
Chart 1 Internet subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2014
Chart 2 Total fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2002 2015
Chart 3 Broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2014
Chart 4 Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector 2006 - 2014
Chart 5 Telecom Italia wholesale access lines 2007 - 2014
Chart 11 Tiscali subscribers (Italy) 2007 - 2014
Chart 7 Tiscali financial data 2008 - 2014
Exhibit 1 WiMAX licensees 2010

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