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Although Italy has made significant progress in next-generation access (NGA) coverage in recent years, the Italian regulator needs to focus on freeing up a significant amount of low-frequency spectrum to support cost-effective mobile broadband services in the country.


  • The regulator also needs to carry out more frequent market reviews and set out remedies, where applicable, to make sure markets are regulated appropriately.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides details on the regulated markets in Italy's telecoms sector, and the dominant players in these markets.
  • Offers a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in Italy.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Italy?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Italy?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority (NRA)
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis


  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations

Other services subject to regulation

  • Other services subject to regulation in Italy
  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service (QoS)
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation in Italy


  • Methodology
  • Author

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