Italy - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Italy - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Jul 2019 BuddeComm ICT70 Pages Price :
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Synopsis

Italy’s vibrant mobile market has one of the highest penetration rates in Europe, though the number of subscribers has fallen in recent years as customers respond to attractive off-net pricing and bundled offers from the main providers. The market underwent considerable changes following the merger of Wind and 3 Italia (becoming Wind Tre). As a result of the merger the market gained a new entrant in the form of Iliad, which secured access to spectrum and to part of Wind Tre’s infrastructure to enable it to offer services while its own network is being developed. The company launched services in May 2018 and by the following August had secured more than two million subscribers. The popularity of its offers has considerably disrupted the market, leading competitors to rethink their strategies. Wind Tre in particular struggled with customers losses in 2018, while the continuing effort to merge the networks of Wind and 3 Italia was disrupted by the brief ban on commercial ties with its principal vendor ZTE.

Network operators have been among the first in Europe to trial services based on 5G. To this end they have been helped by the regulator which made available spectrum in the 3.5GHz band for trial licenses. An auction of spectrum in a range of bands for 5G was completed in October 2018, raising €6.55 billion. The sum was higher than the government anticipated, and though the licence fees are payable over five years the cost will place a strain on financing future financing network development. Operators are looking at cost-saving options and, in the case of Wind Tre, have considered the sale of their base station portfolio.

This report provides an analytic overview of Italy’s mobile market, including statistics, key regulatory issues and an assessment of mobile data services. It also profiles the major providers and the likely impact of emerging technologies on their strategies for coming years.

Key developments:

  • TIM and Vodafone agree on tower network merge as prelude to 5G rollout;
  • TIM launches 5G in six cities;
  • Fastweb and Wind Tre sign 5G network-sharing deal;
  • Regulator raises €6.55 billion in multi spectrum auction, considers 30% cut in MTRs;
  • CK Hutchison completes purchase of VEON's 50% stake in Wind Tre;
  • TIM makes first 5G video call, sets up 5G Innovation Hub;
  • Vodafone Italy and TIM settle into NB-IoT services over their LTE networks;
  • Regulator consults on extending licenses in the 3.5GHz band;
  • Regulator extends 3G licences to 2029 and GSM licences to 2027;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to March 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Wind Tre (3 Italia / Wind Telecom), Telecom Italia (TIM), Vodafone Italia.

Table of Contents

Market analysis
Mobile statistics
General statistics
Operator market shares
Mobile infrastructure
Digital networks
5G
4G (LTE)
3G
Other infrastructure developments
Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT)
M2M
Mobile voice
Mobile data
Short Messaging Service (SMS)
Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS)
Mobile broadband
Regulatory issues
Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
Spectrum auctions – 2000
Spectrum auctions – 2011
Spectrum renewal
3.5GHz
Spectrum auction – 2018
Roaming
Network sharing
Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
Major mobile operators
Wind Tre (3 Italia/Wind)
TIM
Vodafone Italy
Iliad
MVNOs
Mobile content and applications
Mobile banking/ticketing
Payment services
Machine-to-Machine (M2M)

Appendix
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List of Table

List of Tables

Table 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 – 2019
Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration (excluding M2M) – 2013 – 2019
Table 3 – Mobile market revenue – 2008 – 2017
Table 4 – Mobile device and service price index – 2013 – 2018
Table 5 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2018
Table 6 – Prepaid and contract cards in service – 2009 – 2018
Table 7 – Proportion of prepaid and contract cards in service – 2010 – 2018
Table 8 – TIM LTE subscribers – 2015 – 2019
Table 9 – M2M connections – 2013 – 2017
Table 10 – SMS/MMS and other data revenue – 2008 – 2013
Table 11 – SMS traffic – 2008 – 2018
Table 12 – Mobile data traffic – 2008 – 2018
Table 13 – Average data per SIM card per month – 2012 – 2018
Table 14 – Vodafone SMS traffic – 2014 – 2016
Table 15 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 – 2018
Table 16 – Wind Telecom mobile internet subscribers – 2012 – 2016
Table 17 – Wind Telecom mobile internet revenue – 2013 – 2016
Table 18 – TIM mobile internet subscribers – 2013 – 2018
Table 19 – Annual mobile numbers ported – 2008 – 2019
Table 20 – Wind Tre registered mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2018
Table 21 – 3 Italia (Wind Tre) active mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2018
Table 22 – 3 Italia (Wind Tre) annualised ARPU – 2008 – 2018
Table 23 –Wind Tre operational statistics and mobile revenue – 2005 – 2018
Table 24 – Wind annualised mobile ARPU – 2005 – 2017
Table 25 – Wind Tre mobile revenue – 2008 – 2018
Table 26 –Wind Tre mobile EBITDA, capex – 2011 – 2018
Table 27 – TIM mobile subscribers (including M2M) – 2009 – 2019
Table 28 – TIM active mobile subscribers – 2107 – 2019
Table 29 – TIM mobile revenue by sector (new style) – 2018 – 2019
Table 30 – Vodafone mobile customer cost – 2007 – 2019
Table 31 – MVNO mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2018
Table 32 – Tiscali mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2017
Table 33 – Fastweb mobile subscribers – 2016 – 2018
Table 34 – MVNO market share of MVNO subscribers – 2010 – 2018
Table 35 – M2M connections – 2013 – 2018
Table 36 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 – 2009
Table 37 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2004 – 2009
Table 38 – Historic - Annual mobile numbers ported – 2003 – 2008
Table 39 – Annual mobile numbers portings – 2002 – 2008
Table 40 – Vodafone mobile service revenue by sector – 2010 – 2019

List of Chart

List of Charts

Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2013 – 2019
Chart 2 – Mobile market revenue – 2008 – 2017
Chart 3 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2004 – 2018
Chart 4 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 – 2018
Chart 5 – 3 Italia mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2018
Chart 6 – 3 Italia annualised ARPU – 2008 – 2018
Chart 7 – TIM annualised ARPU – 2009 – 2019
Chart 8 – Change in TIM mobile revenue – 2008 – 2019
Chart 9 – Decline in Vodafone Italy’s mobile subscriber base – 2009 – 2019
Chart 10 – Change in Vodafone Italy’s mobile revenue by type – 2017 – 2020
Chart 11 – Decline in Vodafone Italy’s mobile ARPU – 2009 – 2019

Exhibit 1 – UMTS auction results – 2000
Exhibit 2 – UMTS auction results – 2009
Exhibit 3 – Spectrum allocations at auction – 2011
Exhibit 4 – Total spectrum outlay by operator – 2011
Exhibit 5 – 3 Italia spectrum concessions

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