According to Agcom’s Observatory Covid, in the first half of the year the decline in revenues in the reference markets of the Authority for Communications Guarantees was less pronounced than observed for the overall macroeconomic framework of the Country.
According to the in-depth analysis carried out by Agcom , which since last spring has started a periodic monitoring of the impact on the revenues of the pandemic on regulated sectors
In particular, in the telecommunications sector, the decline in revenues, which on average amounted to 5.7%, was relatively more pronounced for the fixed network (- 6.5%) than for mobile network (-4.7%).
According to Agcom data, although summer months have produced a reduction in consumption compared to the first months of the year, the most intense domestic use of streaming video content, teleworking and distance teaching have produced, in the first nine months of the year, the
Regarding unit consumption, it is estimated that in the first nine months of the year the broadband traffic in the fixed network reached 5.77 GB daily, with an increase of 40.2% compared to the corresponding value of 2019: in the mobile network daily data traffic per sim.
In the media sector, the second quarter of the year, due in particular to the sharp decline in advertising resources, showed significantly worse results than the figures of the previous three months (-16.8 vs -3%) and overall showed a decline of 10.1% compared to the first half of last year.
Looking at individual markets, the results are very different: the sector most affected is the daily and periodic publishing sector, where revenue is reduced by 19%, while the radio and television sector is falling by 10.7%, since it would have been considerably worse without the considerable increase in the number of
The only segment to grow in the sector is that of online advertising (+1.9%), thanks mainly to the results from the platforms (+6.7%). The postal sector’s resources in the first half of the year were reduced by 5.8%, with substantially equivalent data in the individual quarters of January-March and April-June.
Looking at the components of the sector, the decline is more broad for the services of correspondence (- 31.1%), while the revenues deriving from the deliveries of parcels are increased of 9.1% (+16.9% considering the national parcels only).
The recovery recorded in the two months July-August, overall +3.9% on an annual basis, allowed the sector to contain losses from the beginning of the year to 3.6% compared to the first eight months of 2019. At the same time, in the period January-August 2020 the volumes of the services of correspondence have been reduced of 22.7% (flexion that widens to -27.8% for those included in the universal service), while the number of parcels delivered has grown of 27% (value that goes