Messaging in Italy
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Mobile operators users (Ths.)
Mobile market shares
Italy on the world map
|Current time||25/09 19:48|
|Population||60 238 522|
|Cellular users||75 181 000|
|Mobile number portability, MNP||Yes|
|Mobile country code, MCC||222|
Major mobile carriers in Italy
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broadband connection (Hyperlan, WiMax and Wi-Fi)
acquired by Fastweb in 2018
|222||99||WINDTRE||WIND, Tre, 3, H3G, W3, Tre|
WIND and Tre merged in 2016
WIND, Merged with 3 in 2016
MCCMNC in Italy
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.View SMS pricing in Italy
22201, 22204, 22210, 22238, 22247, 22250, 22252, 22277, 22298, 22299
- 2FA (Two factors authentification)
- OTP (One time password)
- A2P (Application to persons)
- P2A (Persons to application)
- RBM (Rich business messaging)
MVNO Mobile virtual network operators in Italy
|MCCMNC||MCC||MNC||MVNO||Other names||Base network|
|22233||222||33||Poste Mobile||Poste Mobile|
|22236||222||36||Digi Mobil||Digi Italy|
|22256||222||56||Spusu||Mass Response Inactive.|
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
landline; broadband Internet and IPTV services
|22230||222||30||RFI||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
Energy and Sustainability
MNC planned to be used in 2020
Planned to be launched in 2020. Commercial brand should be Spusu
acquired by TIM
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.
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