Messaging in Italy

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Mobile market shares

Messaging price in Italy

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Country info

CapitalRome
LanguageItalian
Rome timezoneGMT+2
Current time19/10 23:55
Currency€ (EUR)
VAT22.00%
Population60 238 522
Cellular users75 181 000
Mobile penetration124.81%
Country codeIT
Calling code+39
Mobile number portability, MNPYes
Mobile country code, MCC222
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Major mobile carriers in Italy

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MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
22201Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIMTelecom Italia
2224322243Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

2224822248Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

2220422204Bulk and OTP SMS on Intermatica via MessaggioIntermatica
22210Bulk and OTP SMS on Vodafone via MessaggioVodafoneOmnitel
2220622206Bulk and OTP SMS on Vodafone via MessaggioVodafone

2223822238Bulk and OTP SMS on LINKEM via MessaggioLINKEM

broadband connection (Hyperlan, WiMax and Wi-Fi)

2224722247Bulk and OTP SMS on Tiscali via MessaggioTiscali

acquired by Fastweb in 2018

2225022250Bulk and OTP SMS on Iliad via MessaggioIliad
2225222252Bulk and OTP SMS on Acotel via MessaggioAcotel
22299Bulk and OTP SMS on WINDTRE via MessaggioWINDTREWIND, Tre, 3, H3G, W3, Tre

WIND and Tre merged in 2016

2223722237Bulk and OTP SMS on WINDTRE via MessaggioWINDTRE

3 Italia

2224422244Bulk and OTP SMS on WINDTRE via MessaggioWINDTRE

Wind

2228822288Bulk and OTP SMS on WINDTRE via MessaggioWINDTRE

WIND, Merged with 3 in 2016

MCCMNC in Italy

22201, 22204, 22210, 22238, 22247, 22250, 22252, 22277, 22298, 22299

There are 13 MVNOs (Mobile virtual network operators) in Italy. Virtual operators might either obtain dedicated MCCMNC code, or just a white-label from one of the carriers, without mobile network code.
  • 2FA (Two factors authentification)
  • OTP (One time password)
  • A2P (Application to persons)
  • P2A (Persons to application)
  • RBM (Rich business messaging)
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MVNO Mobile virtual network operators in Italy

MCCMNCMCCMNCMVNOOther namesBase network
22201012220101Bulk and OTP SMS on Netoip Mobile via MessaggioNetoip Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

22201022220102Bulk and OTP SMS on Noitel Mobile via MessaggioNoitel Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

22201032220103Bulk and OTP SMS on NT Mobile via MessaggioNT Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

22201042220104Bulk and OTP SMS on Sija Mobile via MessaggioSija Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

2220722207Bulk and OTP SMS on Kena Mobile via MessaggioKena MobileNoverca

Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

2223322233Bulk and OTP SMS on Poste Mobile via MessaggioPoste MobilePoste Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on WINDTRE via MessaggioWINDTRE

2223422234Bulk and OTP SMS on BT Italia via MessaggioBT Italia

Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

2223622236Bulk and OTP SMS on Digi Mobil via MessaggioDigi MobilDigi Italy

Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

2224922249Bulk and OTP SMS on Vianova via MessaggioVianovaWelcome Italia

Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

2225322253Bulk and OTP SMS on COOP Voce via MessaggioCOOP Voce Inactive.

Bulk and OTP SMS on TIM via MessaggioTIM

2225622256SpusuMass Response Inactive.

Bulk and OTP SMS on WINDTRE via MessaggioWINDTRE

22299012229901Bulk and OTP SMS on Green Mobile via MessaggioGreen Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on WINDTRE via MessaggioWINDTRE

22299022229902Bulk and OTP SMS on AllTre via MessaggioAllTre

Bulk and OTP SMS on WINDTRE via MessaggioWINDTRE

MVNO is an addition to a regular telecom operator, which is a different on the same physical network.

The biggest difference between the different MVNOs is that they don’t have their own dedicated base stations, cell towers, or transmitters.

There are 2 different types of MVNOs: independent networks with their own network code and call routing, or a network with only a base operator SIM card with a different design.

MVNOs have their own autonomous network for sending shorter messages (including RCS and SMS), and utilize their operator’s parent network.

Users usually don’t understand the difference between MVNO and the main operator brands – they just compare the rates.

MVNO tariffs are very profitable locally, but even more expensive are the roaming tariffs that are pricier than the parent operator.

MVNOs also change brands a lot, and in the column of the “Other Names” table you’ll see the prior names of the virtual operator (if there are any).

Sometimes the operator purchases a MVNO company based solely on its network. They then merge their own brand with this new one they’ve purchased. When this happens, the MVNO no longer exists as a separator operator, and a brand-new entry is added to the MCCMNC networks that the operator has.

Obsolete, inactive and special types of mobile operators in Italy

MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
2220222202Elsacom

Satellite (Globalstar)

2220522205Telespazio

Satellite

2220822208FastwebFastweb

landline; broadband Internet and IPTV services

2223022230RFIRete Ferroviaria Italiana

Railways communication

2223922239SMS Italia
2224222242Enel SpA

Energy and Sustainability

2225322253COOP Voce

MNC planned to be used in 2020

2225622256SpusuMass Response

Planned to be launched in 2020. Commercial brand should be Spusu

2227722277IPSE 2000
2229822298BLU

acquired by TIM

22299032229903Netvalue

There are cases when mobile network codes are occupied not by mobile carriers, but government structures (military, railway, landline phone authorities), fixed and broadband internet providers, scientific organisations, etc. Some MCCMNCs belong to obsolete legal entities, acquired by other market players or went to bankruptcy, but codes are kept for a certain period for legacy purposes.