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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 […]

Half of Portugal’s broadband homes can access over 100Mbps

Almost half of fixed broadband users in Portugal enjoyed access speeds of more than 100Mbps at the end of June, up from 36.5% a year earlier. Some 70.3% of subscribers had access to over 30Mbps, according to figures released by regulator ANACOM. The number of homes with access to 100Mbps services increased by 511,000 over […]

Altice passes four-million fibre milestone in Portugal

Altice-owned Portugal Telecom’s (PT) Meo-branded offering has now passed four million homes and businesses with fibre and has launched a series of new multiplay packages with Gigabit speed internet. PT has set the objective of passing 5.3 million premises by 2020, making fibre close to a universal technology. The company has launched a Portuguese-designed fibre […]

Pay TV grows in Portugal

The number of pay TV subscribers in Portugal reached 3.72 million at the end of the second quarter up 27,000 on the previous quarter, according to statistics compiled by regulator Anacom. The Portuguese pay TV subscribers total has grown by 3.5% year-on-year. Anacom said that growth in Pay TV was boosted by the take up […]

Fibre surpasses cable in Portugal

There are now more fibre broadband subscribers than cable in Portugal, according to the latest statistics published by regulator ANACOM. According to the communications watchdog, there were 3.42 million fixed broadband subscribers in the country at the end of the first quarter, up 44,000 on the previous three months. Fibre now accounts for 34% of […]