Fitch: Market Environment Stabilising in Italian Telecoms
Published on: 18th Dec 2015
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Fitch Ratings says that Italian telecoms industry trends point to increasing stabilisation of the revenue environment in 2016.
These trends are led by mobile where pricing appears to have found a more rational level following a protracted period of competitive pressure - trends that should be supported if the proposed WIND / 3 Italia merger goes ahead in 2016.
Investment in fibre networks should support the development of high speed broadband take-up - an area the Italian market has been lagging relative to the other main European markets.
The report also covers other key trends in the sector and their impact on the main network operators in the country, including how fixed broadband market share gains are benefitting market challengers, improving mobile market trends, and the prospect of less benign regulatory scrutiny surrounding proposed market consolidation.