Italy Communications Systems in Italy confirmed in 2017 its 4th place in Europe. It has a turnover of 32.2 billion euros among the 213 billion of the whole European market.
While the world’s leadership still goes to the U.S. telecommunication market with 310 billion euros in total.
Italy has a good communication network that connects all Italian regions. Telecom Italia – TIM is the leading telecommunication company in Italy. It is the 16th operator in the world and the 7th in Europe with 19.5 billion euros of revenues.
TIM has approximately 100 million customers in Italy and Brazil. It offers landline and mobile telecommunications, internet, and premium digital content for entertainment (such as video, music, and gaming).
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The leading media companies in Italy are RAI (Television and Radio), which is a public company and Mediaset, which is a private one.
RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A) is the sole concessionaire for public service broadcasting in Italy, and it is one of the largest communication companies in Europe. Its main channels are Rai 1, Rai 2, and Rai 3.
Mediaset S.p.A. is the holding company of the Mediaset Group, active in the field of media and communication. It is a sub-holding of Fininvest S.p.A. that owns the equity department of the Berlusconi family, headed by its founder Silvio Berlusconi. It is considered one of the most potent Italian holding companies, and it includes, as we said:
- Mediaset a leading television company in Italy and Spain and leading communication companies in Europe.
- Mondadori a publishing company, one of the major publishing groups in Europe. (It is the leading publisher of books and magazines in Italy and the third-largest operator in France for consumer magazines
- Mediolanum a banking and financial services group
- Teatro Manzoni one of the most prestigious theaters in Milan, Italy.