Italy’s fibre market gets more competition

22 Mar 2021

Italy’s national postal operator says its digital services arm PostePay is set to launch fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services later this year. The company is already the country’s largest MVNO by subscribers via its PosteMobile unit, which has more than 4.3 million customers, and it will be looking to cross-sell fixed and mobile services to grow its user base to 5.1 million by 2024. In July last year PostePay signed wholesale agreements to use the fibre infrastructure of Open Fiber and Telecom Italia (TIM).

The fibre sector in Italy is set to see increased competition in the coming months, with cellco Iliad having recently unveiled plans to launch fixed broadband services, while wireless ISP LInkem is also launching gigabit fibre-based offers under the name JustSpeed.

Italy, Iliad Italia, Linkem, PosteMobile (PostePay)