According to AGCOM's latest Communications Observatory , fiber connections are growing in Italy and, finally, those in copper are constantly decreasing.
In particular, according to data from the Communications Authority, the FTTH fiber lines reached a total of 2.11 million accesses, representing over 10% of the total .
Conversely, all-copper connections (ADSL) are down: while still representing a solid 33%, they have fallen by 9 million in the last 4 years.
Most Italians, however, connect via FTTC , ie fiber on a mixed copper network, which represents 48.2% of the total. The last segment consists of FWA connections (8.1%), i.e. fiber on a mixed radio network.
As for operators, on the other hand, TIM is the master: despite a decrease of 2.2% compared to 2020, TIM still holds 44% of the market shares . Although still very distant, Vodafone, WindTre and Fastweb are growing.
As for mobile, however, active SIMs are just over 104 million : of these, however, 26.7% are M2M SIMs ( Machine to Machine ), i.e. from cards used to connect devices, without human interactions.
Overall, once again TIM is the operator with the most market shares (29%); but if we look only at the SIM human (i.e. those used by people and not by machinery), in the head there is WindTre (27, 3%) which slightly exceeds TIM (26.3%). Followed by Vodafone (23.6%) and Iliad (9.7%): it should be noted, however, that the SIMs of the controlled virtual operators, namely Kena Mobile and ho, are also counted in the numbers of TIM and Vodafone. Mobile.
As can be seen from the graph, it is interesting to note that Iliad is the only operator with a growing infrastructure (+ 2.3%) compared to the previous year.
For more information on the state of telecommunications (and not only), please refer to the complete PDF of the latest Communications Observatory.