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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 watchdog opens in-depth investigation into Altice

Portuguese competition regulator the Autoridade da Concorrência (AdC) has opened an in-depth investigation into Altice’s planned acquisition of the country’s leading broadcaster and media group Media Capital. The AdC said that, based on the evidence gathered so far, there were strong indications that the deal will give rise “significant impediments” to competition in “several markets”, […]

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 […]

Altice Portugal names CFO

New Altice Portugal president Alexandre Fonseca has named Alexandre Matos as the company’s new chief financial officer with immediate effect. Matos previously worked as financial advisor to MSF Group and Maló Group, as COO of Top Atlântica Group, CFO of Pâginas Americas and in management roles at RAR Group and for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He replaces Gustavo […]

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 […]

New chief for Portugal Telecom

Alexandre Fonseca (pictured) has been named as executive president of Portugal Telecom by the operator’s owner, Altice. Fonseca was previously CTO at Portugal Telecom. Claudia Goya, who was appointed to take over management at the operator earlier this year, will transition to the role of chairwoman of PT Portugal, while Paulo Neves is to leave […]

Altice Portugal backs new eSports event

Altice Portugal is to create what it claims to be the biggest eSports event yet held in the country, to take place at the Altice Arena next year. The Moche XL eSports event builds on the Moche Legend brand supported by Altice. The brand encompasses two national eSports leagues: Moche LPLOL, focusing on League of […]

Altice Portugal strikes deal with Netflix

Altice Portugal/Meo has added Netflix to its TV offering via the MEObox. The global subscription video-on-demand leader will appear in the MEObox user grid on channel 88. Meo said it would also soon make 1,200 hours of Netflix 4K content available via the MEObox 4K, its new 4K UHD TV set-top. The agreement will bring […]

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 […]