Iliad and virtual operators earn subscribers at the expense of Vodafone, WindTre and TIM, according to the latest AGCOM observatory for the first quarter of 2020. The number portability requests have significantly increased compared to the same month last year, from 137 to 149.4 million, and also compared to the previous quarter, or 146 million; WindTre is the one that shows the greatest bleeding (29.3% of all "exits" versus 14.4% of new "entries"), while Iliad is the one that grows the most.
It is worth noting that for AGCOM the Vodafone and TIM entries also include their respective virtual operators Ho. and Kena Mobile, and therefore could help explain why the two operators have done much better than Wind Tre; which by contrast still does not include the Very Mobile counterpart.
In general, it can also be said that consumers are changing operators more often than the previous year: the mobility index, which measures the ratio between users changing operators and average regular users, grew from 7.1 to 7, 6%.
The number of mobile subscriptions is decreasing. The "human" SIM cards (therefore excluding those reserved for smart IoT devices such as video cameras, cars and so on) decreased by 4.7% compared to the previous year, and by 10% net compared to four years ago. Data traffic, on the other hand, literally exploded: + 61.6% compared to last year, even + 517.58% compared to four years ago. On average, each subscriber consumes 8.50 GB per month of data, while last year alone consumed 5.38; in 2016 just 1.61.
Fixed network subscriptions also decreased: compared to the previous year, there were 699,000 fewer accesses. Access to copper networks drastically decreased, to the benefit of fiber (especially FTTC). TIM's shares fell to 46.1%, with Vodafone, Fastweb and WindTre following long distances but almost on an equal footing (46.1% against 15.6 / 13.7 / 13.6%).
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