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Fibre takes pole position as TV access technology in Portugal

Fibre is now the principal way of accessing pay TV services in Portugal, with 1.47 million subscribers or 38.2% of the country’s total, according to regulator ANACOM. Cable comes second, with 1.34 million subscribers or 34.9% of the total, followed by DTH satellite with 13.6%. ADSL is now only used by 13.4% of pay TV […]

ANACOM forces Meo to reduce charges for digital-terrestrial transmission

Portuguese regulator ANACOM has ruled that Altice-owned incumbent telco PT Telecom/Meo must reduce the charges it levies to transmit digital-terrestrial TV channels on the DTT multiplex it operates. ANACOM has determined that Meo must reduce the price it charges for transmission of the DTT channels operated by Public broadcaster RTP and commercial broadcasters TVI and […]

ANACOM recommends big price drop for Fibroglobal

Portuguese regulator ANACOM has recommended that the government reduce the wholesale prices charged for rural broadband provider Fibroglobal’s offerings in order to stimulate the market, as a result of which Fibroglobal’s prices are expected to fall between 30% and 66%, depending on the type of access offered. The expected level of the drop in prices […]

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 pay TV base grows, boosted by fibre

The number of pay TV subscribers in Portugal grew by 33,000 in the third quarter to take the country’s total to 3.8 million, according to the latest statistics released by regulator ANACOM. NOS has the biggest share of subscribers, with 43% of the total, followed by Meo with 38.1%, Vodafone with 14% and Nowo with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Portuguese regulator fails to agree position on Altice Media Capital deal

Portuguese media, communication and society regulator the Entitade Reguladora para a Communição Social (ERC) has failed to reach a consensus decision on Altice’s proposed acquisition of the country’s leading commercial broadcast group, Media Capital. The ERC, responding to competition watchdog the AdC’s consultation on the deal, said it was unable to produce a unanimous opinion […]

NOS teams up with Vodafone in Portuguese fibre deal

Portuguese network operators NOS and Vodafone Portugal have signed a deal to co-develop and share fibre infrastructure. The pair’s agreement covers the reciprocal sharing of dark fibre infrastructure covering about 2.6 million homes in the country. The pair’s agreement also extends to mobile infrastructure, with the pair set to share a minimum of 200 mobile […]

Portuguese regulator slams Altice acquisition of Media Capital

Portuguese media and communications regulator ANACOM has said that Altice’s proposed acquisition of Media Capital would have a significant anti-competitive impact and should not happen in its current form. In a submission to the country’s competition watchdog, the AdC, which is looking into the bid by Altice’s Meo to acquire Media Capital, ANACOM said that […]

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