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Italy - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Italy - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

In the Italian broadband market there is strong competition within the DSL sector, supplemented by a vibrant fibre sector spearheaded by efforts from Telecom Italia and supplemented by investments from other telcos and municipal governments. 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. Regulatory measures have also been introduced to facilitate access to NGNs, while the government is investing 4 billion to provide broadband across the country. The wholesale provider Open fibre has thus far secured two of the three tenders to extend fibre-based broadband access to underserved areas.

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 providing broadband subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

TIM continues with fibre investment program;
Infratel opens consultation on third broadband project; EOF secures 1.4 billion government contract to provide fibre-based broadband to six regions;
Regulator consults on extending 3.5GHz licenses;
Fastweb delivering 500Mb/s service to 7.5 million premises;
SINFI infrastructure registry helping to reduce cost of deploying fibre by a third;
Fastweb, Wind and Vodafone continue with 2.5 billion NGN project;
Milan's Metroweb acquired by Enel;
Fastweb joins TIM in fibre venture;
Report update includes the regulator's market data reports to December 2017, telcos' operating and financial data to Q1 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Broadband statistics
2.2 Government support
2.3 National Broadband Plan
3. Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
4. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
5. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
5.1 Telecom Italia
5.2 Fastweb
5.3 Tiscali
5.4 Wind Tre
5.5 Vectoring DSL
6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Telecom Italia
6.3 Fastweb
6.4 Other networks
6.5 Other developments
7. Other fixed broadband services
8. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet subscribers and penetration rate 1991 - 2009
Table 2 Internet subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2017
Table 3 Total fixed retail broadband subscribers by access type 2002 - 2018
Table 4 Broadband penetration by technology 2004 - 2017
Table 5 Broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2009 - 2017
Table 6 Proportion of broadband connections by speed 2009 - 2017
Table 7 Broadband lines by speed 2010 - 2017
Table 8 Forecast broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 12 Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector 2006 - 2018
Table 13 Telecom Italia wholesale access lines 2007 - 2018
Table 14 Telecom Italia broadband ARPU 2006 2018
Table 15 Telecom Italia internet revenue 2007 - 2018
Table 18 Tiscali financial data 2008 - 2017
Table 19 Wind Tre broadband subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 20 Wind Tre fixed-line and broadband subscribers 2015 - 2018
Table 21 Fibre broadband lines 2013 - 2017
Table 22 Altnet fibre broadband lines 2012 - 2017
Table 23 Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers 2014 - 2018
Table 24 Fixes Wireless Access (FWA) subscribers 2013 - 2017
Chart 1 Internet subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2017
Chart 2 Total fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2002 2018
Chart 3 Broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2017
Chart 4 Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector 2006 - 2018
Chart 5 Telecom Italia wholesale access lines 2007 - 2018
Exhibit 1 WiMAX licensees 2010

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