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 […]

Quintuple-play takes first place in Portugal

Bundled offerings continue to increase in popularity in Portugal, with an additional 266,000 signing up for such services last year, with close to 40% now taking quad or quintuple-play services, according to regulator Anacom’s latest survey. There were 3.51 million subscribers to bundled offers in Portugal as at the end of 2016, up 8.2%, according […]

Pay TV penetration increases in Portugal, driven by fibre

Pay TV penetration in Portugal stood at 86.6% at the end of last year, up 4.1 percentage points on 2014, according to figures compiled by regulator Anacom. According to the regulator, Portugal had 3.52 million pay TV homes at the end of December, up 167,000 on the 2014 figure. Growth was led by fibre-based offerings, […]

Four in five Portuguese homes now take multi-play service

Almost four in five Portuguese households took a multi-play service at the end of September, according to figures released by telecom regulator Anacom. According to the regulator, 78 out of 100 households took a multiple package at the end of the third quarter up from 71 a year earlier. Some 41.8% of homes took a […]

ANACOM imposes restrictions on Meo

Portugal’s regulatory authority, ANACOM, has imposed reporting obligations on telco Meo – the operating name of Portugal Telecom – in relation to its provision of the country’s digital-terrestrial network. Under the new rules, Meo, now controlled by Numericable-SFR-owner Altice – will be required to provide detailed information on its website about DTT coverage and the […]