Our country, for years “lagging behind” for access to the Internet among the nations that count in the EU, continues to make small but significant steps forward. This was reveal by the latest quarterly data from Agcom, the Communications Authority, according to which voice and data traffic is constantly increasing, although, as was to be expect, to a lesser extent than the lockdown period.
In the last twelve months, above all, the traditional copper lines have further reduced, by more than 1.5 million (about 9.1 million in the last four years), while the lines that use other technologies, since the beginning of the year, have increased by about 300 thousand. In March 2018, 68.5% of accesses to the fixed network were in copper; after four years these are 25.7%. And this fact could actually be connected to the lockdowns or rather, to the inefficiencies that occurred to the Italians during the cloistered periods, when all of a sudden our compatriots realized that they had too slow connections for smart working or simply to benefit from entertainment services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
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Even the drop in voice and data traffic, as anticipated, is link to the end of the lockdowns: the easing of health restrictions and the gradual return to everyday life is a useful factor in justifying the tendential slowdown in the growth of traffic volumes that can be observe. in the first quarter of the year. However, it should be note that, although decreasing compare to an exceptional period, data traffic is still increase by 3.7% when compare to the corresponding value of 2021.
Furthermore, compared to the months of January-March 2020, the growth was 42% and 100% higher if we compare the numbers with those for the first quarter of 2019 pre-pandemic. The unit consumption data (daily traffic per broadband line) in the first quarter of the year show an increase estimation at 1.8% compare to 2021, and correspondingly by 34.2% compare to 2020 and 87% compare to 2019 In short, as can be saw, the Covid-19 pandemic is the real key to understanding the data provide by Agcom in the best possible way.
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In fact, accesses with technologies that allow advanced performance have increased significantly: FTTC lines have increased by over 700,000 units on an annual basis and by over 5.5 million over the entire period; FTTH accesses increased by approximately 620,000 units and, at the end of March, exceeded 2.8 million.
The Fixed Wireless Access lines are also growing, albeit to a lesser extent, which, with an increase of about 110 thousand units in the year, exceeded 1.7 million. The overall broadband lines, at the end of March 2022, were approximately 18.7 million. The dynamics illustrated above are reflect in a significant increase in performance in terms of marketed connection speed: lines with speeds equal to or greater than 30 Mbit / s are 78% of the total broadband lines, while the weight of those with performance exceeding 100 Mbit / s rose from 22.9% in March 2018 to 63.3% in March 2022.
This is reflected in a significant increase in performance in terms of marketed connection speed: lines with speeds equal to or greater than 30 Mbit / s are 78% of the total broadband lines, while the weight of those with performances greater than 100 Mbit / s. s rose from 22.9% in March 2018 to 63.3% in March 2022.
Mobile Telephone, Here’s Who Dominates The Market From The Agcom Report
Coming to the news reserved by the mobile network, given that more and more Italians surf from mobile phones and tablets, at the end of March 2022 the activated sims (Human and M2M) reached a total of 106.5 million (+2.1 million on an annual basis): specifically, M2M sims grew by just over 1.7 million, while Human ones (that is “voice only”, “voice + data” and “data only” which require human iteration) are stable on a quarterly basis (78 million ), and growing by over 400 thousand units on an annual basis. The Human lines are represente for 86.8% by residential users, while with reference to the type of contract, in 88.8% of cases it refers to the category
With reference to the overall lines, Tim is the market leader with 28.5%, followed by Vodafone (28.2%) and Wind Tre (24.4%), while Iliad reaches 8.3%. Considering only the “human” sim segment, Wind Tre remains the main operator with 26.2%, followed by Tim with 25.3% and Vodafone with 22.8%, while Iliad, with a growth of 1, 6 percentage points on an annual basis, reached 11.3%. In the first quarter of the year, the “human” sims that produced data traffic can be estimation at approximately 56.7 million: the relative average daily unit consumption can be estimation at approximately 0.56 GB, up by 27.1% compared to the first quarter 2021.