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Italy - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

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.

Key developments:

BT Italia considers sale of its Italian assets;
Telecom Italia extends superfast broadband to 19 million premises;
Report update includes the regulators 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


  • Synopsis
  • Key statistics
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Italy – 2019 (e)
  • Regional European Market Comparison
    • EUROPE TELECOM MATURITY INDEX BY TIER
      • Market Leaders
      • Market Challengers
      • Market Emergents
    • TMI VERSUS GDP
    • MOBILE AND MOBILE BROADBAND PENETRATION
    • FIXED VERSUS MOBILE BROADBAND PENETRATION
  • Telecommunications market
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Development of fixed and mobile sector investment – 2009 – 2018
      • Table Share of fixed-line and mobile sector investment by operator – 2010 – 2018
      • Table Decline in fixed and mobile market revenue – 2010 – 2018
      • Table Change in fixed and mobile retail revenue by type – 2013 – 2018
      • Table Change in fixed market revenue by type – 2013 – 2018
  • Regulatory environment
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
    • INTERCONNECT
    • ACCESS
      • Table Development of Telecom Italia's wholesale access lines by type – 2007 – 2019
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
      • Table Fall in the number of fixed number portings – 2010 – 2017
    • CARRIER PRESELECTION (CPS)
  • Fixed network operators
    • INTRODUCTION
    • TELECOM ITALIA (TIM)
      • Table Change in Telecom Italia's domestic revenue by sector – 2012 – 2019
      • Table Development of Telecom Italia Group's financial data – 2009 – 2019
      • Table Development of Telecom Italia's domestic financial data – 2009 – 2019
      • Table Development in the in number of Telecom Italia's access lines by sector – 2006 – 2019
    • WIND TRE
    • BT ITALIA
    • TISCALI
      • Table Tiscali subscribers (Italy) –2007 – 2019
      • Table Decline in Tiscali's revenue, by sector – 2006 – 2019
      • Table Change in Tiscali's financial data – 2008 – 2019
    • FASTWEB
      • Table Development of Fastweb's financial data (CHF) –2008 – 2019
      • Table Fastweb financial data (CHF) –2008 – 2018
  • Telecommunications infrastructure
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Change in the number of fixed-line accesses (Telecom Italia and altnets) –2008 – 2019
      • Table Decline in the number of fixed-line in service and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
      • Table Change in the number of fixed-line accesses by platform – 2014 – 2019
      • Table Change in the market share of fixed-line accesses by operator – 2010 – 2019
    • INTERNATIONAL
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
        • Table International internet bandwidth – 2005 – 2017
    • INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      • Next Generation Network (NGN)
    • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Smart Cities
      • Smart meters
  • Appendix – Historic data
    • Table Historic - Fixed and mobile market investment – 2004 – 2009
    • Table Historic - Telecom Italia fixed network revenue by sector (old reporting) –2006 – 2012
    • Table Historic - Telecom Italia Group financial data – 2005 – 2009
    • Table Historic - Telecom Italia domestic financial data – 2005 – 2009
    • Table Historic - Fastweb financial data (€) –2005 – 2009
    • Table Historic - Fixed and mobile market investment – 2004 – 2009
    • Table Historic - Wind subscribers by sector – 2006 – 2018
    • Table Historic - Wind annualised fixed-line ARPU – 2006 – 2018
    • Table Historic - Wind financial data – 2006 – 2018
    • Table Historic - Wind Tre fixed-line revenue – 2015 – 2018
    • Table Historic - NGA lines and proportion of total lines – 2011 – 2016
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