Vodafone leading operator in Italy in the 4G race

Italian market faces serious disruption this year with the merger of two operators and the debut of a new entrant, Iliad's Free


Vodafone won in 4G speed and coverage for Italy, with impressive average LTE download speeds of 33.9 Mbps in the latest mobile network performance report published by OpenSignal while TIM (Telecom Italia)  came top in  3G download metric.

In OpenSignal analysis of 10 of Italy‘s largest cities, Vodafone continued to dominate their 4G speed metric, winning or drawing in all 10 markets, and passing the 50 Mbps milestone in Bologna and Palermo. Vodafone’s 4G availability grew nearly 4 percentage points from 79.9% since  last report.

TIM is on the second place with 77.6% 4G availability, followed by Wind on 67% and 3 Italia with 58.4%. Wind saw the most impressive increase in  4G availability metric.

In terms of 4G availability, the field was much closer, with Vodafone winning in just three cities and drawing in the other seven.

TIM won 3G download speed category, with Vodafone falling to third place.

Italy’s operators have launched larger data bundles and unlimited offers over the past year in anticipation of the entry of Iliad’s Free, stimulating consumer data use.


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