Mobile And Economic Pressures Weigh On Italy's Fixed-Line MarketJanuary 2012 | Industry Trends And Developments
Data published by the Italian telecommunications regulator, the Autorità per le Garanzie Nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM), continue to show that the country's fixed-line market is contracting, as customers replace landline connections with mobile and other accesses. However, for the first time since the fixed-line market was liberalised in the mid 1990s, the number of lines provided by alternative operators has fallen. BMI considers the implications of this development in light of mobile substitution trends, as well as the role played by Italy's weakened economy in consumer spending trends.
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