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Portugal nears two million broadband subs

There were a total of 1,898,008 fixed internet subscribers in Portugal at the end of 2009, according to data from the country’s communications regulator Anacom.  That figure is up 13.2% year-on-year.

Portugal Telecom ended the year with the biggest market share at 44.5%, up from 41.6% at the end of 2008. Zon Multimedia/TV Cabo was the second largest ISP, with a market share of 32.2%, up from 27.9%. The third largest ISP, Group Sonaecom (which includes providers Sonaecom and Tele 2) lost ground with a market share down to 9.2% from 14.1%.

ADSL was the most common access technology last year, representing 57% of connections.