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 100.20 million connections in 2019. Among them were 80.58 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 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 29% 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 - 2019




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones in Italy 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Italy
Total
Italy
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users17.38 m28.82 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines19.62 m32.54 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars80.58 m133.64 %547.36 m122.31 %