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

  • December 2015
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 35 pages

Italy's vibrant mobile market has one of the highest penetration rates in Europe. The market is dominated by three operators, TIM, Vodafone Italia and Wind, while the fourth player 3 Italia has steadily made progress with securing customers to its network. The owners of 3 Italia and Wind in mid-2015 agreed to merge their units, a process which requires regulatory clearance. All four providers operate LTE networks, and significant investments in network upgrades have led to considerable growth in mobile data and high-end applications. Telecom Italia has also trialled LTE broadcast technology.
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:
3 Italia and Wind reach agreement to merge; Vodafone Group secures 100% of Vodafone Italy; Vodafone pledges to extend LTE coverage 90% of the population by the end of 2016; Telecom Italia Mobile trials LTE broadcast technology; regulator extends 3G licences to 2029 and GSM licences to 2027; Vodafone introduces Booster femtocell unit, 3 Italia signs seven-year managed services contract with Ericsson; regulator proposes lower MTRs; spectrum auction opens up LTE sector and delivers 3.945 billion for the government; MVNO customer base exceeds four million; 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:
3 Italia, TIM, Vodafone Italia, Wind Telecom

Table Of Contents

Italy - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.2 Operator market shares
3.3 Prepaid
3.4 Mobile data
3.4.1 Short Messaging Service (SMS)
3.4.2 Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS)
3.5 Mobile broadband
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
4.1.1 Spectrum trading
4.1.2 Other frequencies
4.1.3 Spectrum auctions 2011
4.2 Roaming
4.3 Network sharing
4.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.5 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
4.6 Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Digital networks
5.1.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
5.1.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
5.2 Other infrastructure developments
5.2.1 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
5.2.2 SCDMA
5.2.3 High-Speed Packet Downlink Access (HSDPA)
5.2.4 High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)
5.2.5 Evolved HSPA (HSPA+)
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 3 Italia
6.2 TIM
6.2.1 Network contracts
6.3 Vodafone Italy
6.4 Wind Telecom
6.5 MVNOs
7. Mobile content and applications
7.1 Femtocells
7.2 Mobile TV
7.2.1 3 Italia
7.2.2 TIM
7.2.3 3 Italia
7.3 Location-based services
7.4 Mobile banking/ticketing
7.5 Payment services
7.6 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
8. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2016
Table 3 Mobile market revenue 2008 2015
Table 4 Annual revenue per active SIM 2008 - 2013
Table 5 Revenue by service 2009 - 2013
Table 6 Revenue per user, by service 2009 - 2012
Table 7 Mobile market investment 2004 - 2013
Table 8 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2004 - 2015
Table 9 Prepaid and contract cards in service 2009 - 2015
Table 10 Proportion of prepaid and contract cards in service 2010 - 2015
Table 11 SMS/MMS and other data revenue 2008 - 2013
Table 12 Vodafone data as proportion of service revenue 2005 - 2013
Table 13 Vodafone SMS traffic 2005 - 2013
Table 14 Mobile broadband subscribers 2010 - 2015
Table 15 Mobile broadband traffic 2009 - 2015
Table 16 Wind Telecom mobile internet subscribers 2012 - 2015
Table 17 Wind Telecom mobile internet revenue 2013 - 2015
Table 18 Total spectrum outlay by operator () 2011
Table 19 European roaming charges 2007 2011; 2014
Table 20 Cumulative mobile numbers ported 2003 2014
Table 21 Annual mobile numbers portings 2002 2014
Table 22 Mobile termination rates 2008 - 2014
Table 23 UMTS/HSPA subscribers 2004 - 2011
Table 24 3 Italia registered mobile subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 25 3 Italia active mobile subscribers 2013 - 2015
Table 26 3 Italia annualised ARPU 2008 - 2015
Table 27 3 Italia mobile revenue 2008 - 2015
Table 28 3 Italia mobile EBITDA, capex 2011 - 2014
Table 29 TIM mobile subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 30 TIM mobile revenue by sector 2008 - 2015
Table 31 Vodafone subscribers 2001 - 2015
Table 32 Vodafone fixed-line revenue by sector 2010 - 2016
Table 33 Vodafone revenue by sector 2010 - 2016
Table 34 Vodafone mobile revenue by sector (new style) 2014 - 2016
Table 35 Vodafone prepaid, contract and blended ARPU () 2004 - 2015
Table 36 Vodafone mobile customer cost 2007 - 2016
Table 37 Wind operational statistics and mobile revenue 2005 2015
Table 38 Wind annualised mobile ARPU 2005 - 2015
Table 39 Wind mobile ARPU by service 2012 - 2013
Table 40 Wind mobile subscriber statistics 2005 - 2015
Table 41 MVNO mobile subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 42 Tiscali mobile subscribers 2013 - 2015
Table 43 MVNO market share of MVNO subscribers 2010 - 2015
Table 44 M2M deployments 2005 - 2015
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2016
Chart 2 Mobile market revenue 2008 - 2015
Chart 3 Annual revenue per active SIM 2008 - 2013
Chart 4 Revenue by service 2009 2013
Chart 5 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2004 2015
Chart 6 SMS/MMS and other data revenue 2008 - 2013
Chart 7 3 Italia mobile subscribers 2008 - 2015
Chart 8 3 Italia annualised ARPU 2008 2015
Chart 9 TIM annualised ARPU 2005 2015
Chart 10 TIM revenue by sector, annual change 2008 2015
Chart 11 Vodafone prepaid, contract and blended ARPU () 2004 - 2015
Exhibit 1 UMTS auction results 2000
Exhibit 2 UMTS auction results 2009
Exhibit 3 Spectrum allocations at auction 2011

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