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


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Italy's large telecom market boasts one of the highest rates for mobile penetration in Europe, while the fibre-optic sector has seen significant development in recent years, both in operator investment and in regulatory measures. Broadband uptake is growing rapidly as a result of fibre and ADSL2+ infrastructure upgrades, though the country still lags behind benchmark countries for average broadband access speeds. The fixed-line sector continues to dwindle as consumers adopt mobile-only solutions and VoIP. This report analyses the key aspects of the Italian telecom market, providing the latest data and statistics on the country and the fixed network services sector. It also reviews the key regulatory issues including number portability and local loop unbundling, In addition, the report assess the effects of the government's push for Telecom Italia's structural separation and the implications for open access for competitors.

Key developments:

Telecom Italia proceeds with rebranding exercise as TIM; EC evaluates Rome smart grid deployment; regulator addresses fibre network open access; FiberCo coordinating fibre deployments to 20 million people in 15 cities; Telecom Italia commits to deliver FttP/FttB to an additional 138 cities by 2018, suspends decision to spin off access network into separate company; regulator again reduces LLU prices, Vodafone sues Telecom Italia for 1 billion for anti-competitive market behaviour; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2015, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2015, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market analysis
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 EU regulatory framework
5.3 Revised NFR
5.4 Regulatory authority
5.5 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.6 Interconnect
5.7 Access
5.7.1 Fibre access
5.7.2 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
5.7.3 Bitstream access
5.8 Number portability (NP)
5.9 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Telecom Italia
6.2.1 Financial and operating performance
6.2.2 Organisational change
6.2.3 Functional separation
6.2.4 Spin-off plan aborted
6.2.5 Company sale
6.3 Wind Telecom
6.4 BT Italia
6.5 Tiscali
6.5.1 Tiscali operational data
6.6 Fastweb
6.6.1 Fastweb operational data
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 International
7.2.1 Submarine cable networks
7.2.2 Satellite networks
7.3 Infrastructure developments
7.3.1 Next Generation Network (NGN)
8. Smart infrastructure
8.1 Smart Cities
8.2 Smart meters
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2015 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2013
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2015 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2015 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authority
Table 8 Economic parameters: GDP, investment 2009 - 2013
Table 9 Fixed and mobile market investment 2004 - 2013
Table 10 Share of fixed-line and mobile sector investment by operator 2010 - 2013
Table 11 Fixed and mobile market revenue 2006 - 2015
Table 12 Retail revenue, fixed and mobile market 2008 - 2013
Table 13 Retail fixed-line revenue by type 2012 - 2013
Table 14 Wholesale revenue, fixed and mobile market 2012 - 2013
Table 15 Fixed termination rates by company 2007 - 2010
Table 16 Telecom Italia wholesale access lines 2007 - 2015
Table 17 Historic - Cumulative numbers ported 2002 - 2009
Table 18 Historic - CPS lines 2005 - 2007
Table 19 Telecom Italia fixed-network accesses 2008 - 2015
Table 20 New entrant fixed-line accesses by type 2008 - 2015
Table 21 New entrant fixed-line access market share 2013 - 2015
Table 22 Fixed-line services revenue market share by operator 2009 - 2013
Table 23 Telecom Italia fixed network revenue by sector (old reporting) 2006 - 2012
Table 24 Telecom Italia domestic revenue by sector 2012 - 2015
Table 25 Telecom Italia Group financial data 2005 - 2015
Table 26 Telecom Italia domestic revenue 2005 - 2015
Table 27 Telecom Italia accesses by sector 2006 - 2015
Table 28 Wind subscribers by sector 2006 - 2015
Table 29 Wind annualised fixed-line ARPU 2006 - 2014
Table 30 Wind financial data 2006 - 2015
Table 31 Tiscali subscribers (Italy) 2007 - 2015
Table 32 Tiscali revenue by sector 2006 - 2015
Table 33 Fastweb financial data () 2005 - 2009
Table 34 Fastweb financial data (CHF) 2008 - 2015
Table 35 Fastweb financial data (CHF) 2008 2015
Table 36 Fastweb broadband subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 37 Fixed-line accesses (Telecom Italia and altnets) 2008 - 2015
Table 38 Fixed-line access market share by operator 2010 - 2015
Table 39 NGA lines and proportion of total lines 2010 - 2015
Chart 1 Fixed and mobile market investment 2004 - 2013
Chart 2 Total fixed and mobile market revenue 2006 - 2015
Chart 3 Retail revenue, fixed and mobile market 2008 - 2013
Chart 4 Telecom Italia wholesale access lines 2007 - 2015
Chart 5 Telecom Italia domestic revenue by sector 2012 - 2015
Chart 6 Telecom Italia Group financial data 2006 - 2015
Chart 7 Telecom Italia domestic revenue 2005 - 2015
Chart 8 Telecom Italia accesses by sector 2006 - 2015
Chart 9 Wind subscribers by sector 2006 2015
Chart 10 Wind financial data 2006 2015
Chart 11 Tiscali subscribers (Italy) 2007 - 2015
Chart 12 Tiscali revenue by sector 2006 - 2015
Chart 13 Fixed-line accesses (Telecom Italia and altnets) 2008 2015
Chart 14 Fixed-line access market share by operator 2010 2015
Exhibit 1 EU The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop
Exhibit 3 - Principal backbone providers

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