Altice Portugal


Altice to appeal EC ‘gun-jumping’ fine on Portuguese acquisition

Altice has said it will appeal a decision by the European Commission to fine it €124.5 million for ‘gun jumping’ the regulatory green light to acquire PT Telecom in Portugal in June 2015. The EC ruled that Altice infringed the ‘prior notification obligation’ relating to mergers and acquisitions. The Commission said that Altice had made […]

Altice Portugal adds Globo to line-up

Altice Portugal has added leading Brazilian channel Globo to its Meo TV offering. The HD version of Globo will appear on Meo’s EPG in 10th position on the grid, and the channel will also be available in SD, free to all Meo customers on fibre, ADSL, satellite and via the Meo Go app. The addition […]

Portuguese watchdog: zero-rated offers break net neutrality rules

Portuguese regulator ANACOM has ordered the country’s main telecom operators to change their broadband offerings after ruling that a number of packages that ‘zero rate’ some applications break net neutrality rules. While the practice of zero rating – exempting applications such as video streaming services from broadband tariffs for example – is not illegal in […]

Portuguese watchdog opens in-depth investigation into Altice

Portuguese competition regulator the Autoridade da Concorrência (AdC) has opened an in-depth investigation into Altice’s planned acquisition of the country’s leading broadcaster and media group Media Capital. The AdC said that, based on the evidence gathered so far, there were strong indications that the deal will give rise “significant impediments” to competition in “several markets”, […]

Altice Portugal names CFO

New Altice Portugal president Alexandre Fonseca has named Alexandre Matos as the company’s new chief financial officer with immediate effect. Matos previously worked as financial advisor to MSF Group and Maló Group, as COO of Top Atlântica Group, CFO of Pâginas Americas and in management roles at RAR Group and for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He replaces Gustavo […]

Portuguese watchdog given green light to act on fibre pricing

Portuguese regulator ANACOM has secured a mandate from the country’s government to regulate the wholesale prices charged by Fibroglobal. ANACOM is to reduce the prices charged by the fibre operator by between 24% and 55%, based on a recommendation that followed its analysis of the prices charged for wholesale offers for rural high-speed networks. ANACOM […]

New chief for Portugal Telecom

Alexandre Fonseca (pictured) has been named as executive president of Portugal Telecom by the operator’s owner, Altice. Fonseca was previously CTO at Portugal Telecom. Claudia Goya, who was appointed to take over management at the operator earlier this year, will transition to the role of chairwoman of PT Portugal, while Paulo Neves is to leave […]

Altice Portugal backs new eSports event

Altice Portugal is to create what it claims to be the biggest eSports event yet held in the country, to take place at the Altice Arena next year. The Moche XL eSports event builds on the Moche Legend brand supported by Altice. The brand encompasses two national eSports leagues: Moche LPLOL, focusing on League of […]

Altice Portugal strikes deal with Netflix

Altice Portugal/Meo has added Netflix to its TV offering via the MEObox. The global subscription video-on-demand leader will appear in the MEObox user grid on channel 88. Meo said it would also soon make 1,200 hours of Netflix 4K content available via the MEObox 4K, its new 4K UHD TV set-top. The agreement will bring […]

Portuguese regulator calls time on excessive fibre wholesale pricing

Portuguese regulator ANACOM has called for the government to force a reduction in prices charged by fibre network infrastructure operator Fibroglobal to service providers following complaints from NOS and Vodafone. ANACOM said that its analysis had shown that Fibroglobal, which operates fibre networks in central Portugal and the Azores, was charging substantially more for access […]