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This is an update on the Italian telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, M&A, and regulation. It includes subscription, revenue, and technology forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • The Italian mobile market is one of the largest in Europe, with more than 83 million subscribers and one of the highest rates of mobile penetration. The fixed broadband market has developed in recent years thanks to operator investment and regulatory measures.
  • Vodafone Italy launched the country's first commercial FTTH service, IperFibra, with speeds of up to 1Gbps for private customers, small businesses, and professionals in October 2016. Fastweb launched its commercial 1Gbps FTTH services in December 2016.
  • In June 2016, Telecom Italia and Ericsson signed an agreement to start the 5G for Italy program to create an open ecosystem for the research and implementation of innovative projects enabled by 5G.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the Italian mobile and fixed markets.
  • Assesses operator moves, including NGA network development.

Key questions answered

  • Who are market leaders in the fixed and mobile markets? What are the market shares of key players?
  • How will revenues grow in the next five years? Which technologies will drive revenue growth?
  • What are the new operator initiatives in Italy?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Italy Update, January 2017

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