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 […]

‘Quintuple-play’ growth drive Portuguese multi-play market

The number of multi-play packages taken by Portuguese consumers reached 3.1 million at the end of June, up 2.6% on the previous quarter and 12.7% year-on-year, with take up of ‘quintuple-play’ packages growing fastest, according to local regulator Anacom. According to the regulator’s calculations, the number of quintuple play packages – defined as packages including fixed […]

Portuguese broadband growth driven by fibre

Growth in Portuguese broadband was driven by fibre connections in the first quarter of this year, with 50,000 net additions, according to figures compiled by regulator ANACOM. According to the regulator, ADSL still accounts for the largest portion of broadband users, at 37.4% of the total, but with a declining share. Cable accounts for 35.1% […]

Portuguese multi-play number rise

The number of subscribers of bundled services in Portugal reached three million at the en d of March, up 2.6% quarter-on-quarter and 12% year-on-year, according to figures compiled by the country’s communications regulator. According to Anacom, 44.4% of bundled subscribers take a triple-play offering, while some 35.7% take five services from the same provider. Revenues […]

Portuguese regulator takes over BEREC presidency

Portuguese regulator ANACOM’s president Fátima Barros has taken over the presidency of BEREC, the international telecom regulators association that brings together 28 European regulators.  Barros will be charged with leading BEREC’s ongoing work on the European Connected Continent proposals developed by former EC vice-president Neelie Kroes last year, including regulations covering international roaming tariffs, net […]

Fibre and DSL offerings drive modest Portuguese pay TV growth

Pay TV in Portugal achieved modest growth in the year to June to reach 3.25 million subscribers, according to research by national regulator Anacom. According to the research Portuguese pay TV operators collectively signed up 38,200 customers in the second quarter, up 1.2% on the previous quarter. In the year to June, pay TV numbers […]