‘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 […]

Portuguese regulators consult on future of DTT

Portuguese telecom regulator ANACOM and media regulator the ERC have launched a public consultation on the future of the country’s digital-terrestrial network. The move follows a call by the country’s deputy minister responsible for media, Miguel Poiares Maduro for the DTT platform to be revitalised and for more content to be made available on it. […]

Fibre networks help Portuguese pay TV achieve modest growth

Portugal had about 3.17 million pay TV subscribers at the end of last year, up 1.6% on the previous year and up 0.3% on the previous quarter, according to regulator ANACOM.  According to the regulator, growth was driven by fibre network and XDSL providers, whose subscribers increased by 4.5% and 3.4% respectively quarter-on-quarter. Cable and […]

Portugal exceeding EU average for triple-play

The average penetration of multi-play packages in Portugal has now reached 49%, exceeding to EU average of 45%, according to communications regulator Anacom. Triple-play tops the Portuguese list of multi-play options, with a penetration rate of 29%, followed by double-play TV and phone packages with a penetration of 10%. Telephony and internet remain the most […]

Portuguese TV subscribers reach 3.13 million

There were 3.129 million subscribers to pay TV in Portugal at the end of the first quarter, up 7,000 or 0.2% on the previous quarter and 97,000 or 3.2% year-on-year, according to the country’s communications regulator. Portugal’s Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM) said that of these customers, 46.2% were cable TV subscribers, while DTH accounted […]