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TMCNet:  Research and Markets: Italy - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts. Italy's Fibre Deployment in Investment Slowdown

[March 14, 2012]

Research and Markets: Italy - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts. Italy's Fibre Deployment in Investment Slowdown

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Italy - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts" report to their offering.

Publication Overview:

This report (11th Edition) provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Italy's telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors.

Subjects Include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Major players, revenues, subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
  • Mobile voice and data markets;
  • Broadband (FttH, DSL, cable TV, wireless);
  • Convergence and digital media;
  • 3G subscriber and mobile ARPU forecasts to 2015;
  • Broadband market forecasts for selectie years to 2020.

Key Developments:

  • Regulator extends 3G licences to 2029 and GSM licences to 2027;
  • Vodafone (News - Alert) introduces Booster femtocell unit, TIM contracts NSN for 7,000 LTE base stations;
  • mobile market value falls to an estimated 17.4 billion in 2011;
  • TIM to close mobile TV service;
  • 3 Italia signed a seven-year managed services contract with Ericsson (News - Alert);
  • Digi Mobil launched mobile services tailored to Romanians in Italy;
  • regulator proposes lower MTRs to 2015;
  • spectrum auction opens up LTE (News - Alert) sector and delivers 3.945 billion for the government;
  • MVNO customer base exceeds four million;
  • regulator addresses fibre network open access;
  • proposed FiberCo to coordinate fibre deployments to 20 million people in 15 cities by 2015;
  • Telecom Italia (News - Alert) commitment to deliver FttH/FttB to an additional 138 cities by 2018;
  • NGN Committee works on open access network, Fastweb, Wind and Vodafone continue with 2.5 billion NGN project;
  • Milan's Metroweb sold to F2i and IMI Investimenti;
  • TI sets up JV to build open access fibre network covering 80% of buildings in Milan;
  • Fastweb bundles broadband with Sky Italia;
  • Fastweb buys 11% of Metroweb; analogue TV spectrum auction troubled by broadcaster compensation claims;
  • Dahlia TV folds; SKY Italia and Fastweb team to provide bundled services;
  • State Council allows SKY Italia withdraws from tender for DTT frequencies;
  • SKY Italia reaches five million subscribers by end-2011;
  • TivSat reports over one million active cards.

Reasons to Buy:

This report is essential reading for those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the telecom sector in Italy.

Companies Mentioned:

  • Telecom Italia
  • Fastweb
  • Tiscali
  • Sky Italia
  • Tivsat
  • BT (News - Alert) Italia
  • Metroweb
  • Vodafone
  • Wind

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