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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 investment efforts from Telecom Italia, 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 extended fibre-based broadband access to underserved areas and signed wholesale access agreements with a number of operators, including Sky Italia which is expected to launch broadband services in the northern Spring of 2019.

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:

Regulator consults on extending 3.5GHz licenses;
Fastweb's fibre network reaching about 60% of the population;
SINFI infrastructure registry helping to reduce cost of deploying fibre by a third;
Milan's Metroweb acquired by Enel;
Fastweb extends TIM fibre venture;
Report update includes the regulator's market data reports to March 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 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 2019; 2021; 2023
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 - 2018
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 - 2018
Table 6 Proportion of broadband connections by speed 2009 - 2018
Table 7 Broadband lines by speed 2010 - 2018
Table 8 Forecast broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 12 Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector 2006 - 2018
Table 13 Telecom Italia broadband ARPU 2006 2018
Table 14 Telecom Italia internet revenue 2007 - 2018
Table 17 Tiscali financial data 2008 - 2017
Table 18 Wind Tre broadband subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 19 Fibre broadband lines 2013 - 2017
Table 20 Altnet fibre broadband lines 2012 - 2017
Table 21 Fastweb broadband subscribers 2015 - 2018
Table 22 Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers 2014 - 2018
Table 23 Fixes Wireless Access (FWA) subscribers 2013 - 2018
Chart 1 Internet subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2018
Chart 2 Total fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2002 2018
Chart 3 Broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2018
Chart 4 Fixed-line broadband market share by operator 2011 2018
Chart 5 Telecom Italia broadband subscribers by sector 2006 - 2018
Exhibit 1 WiMAX licensees 2010

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