Telecommunication in Italy

The development of telecommunications in Italy is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +39, there were a total of 103.74 million connections in 2018. Among them were 83.34 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Italy is back. Around 74% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 28% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 25.66 million webhosts, Italy is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Italy 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Italy 2000 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Italy 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Italy
Total
Italy
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 44.95 m 74.39 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 17.06 m 28.24 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 20.40 m 33.76 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 83.34 m 137.93 % 545.16 m 122.02 %