NOS carries out 5G holographic transmission from London to Lisbon

Portuguese service provider NOS has carried out what it describes as the first international holographic transmission over 5G in the country.  The experiment saw the director of Hollywood movie Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Kosinski, transported in hologram from London to Lisbon, to participate in a press meeting about the release of the film in Portugal, […]

NOS adds fixed-line TV customers to offset DTH losses

Portuguese service provider NOS added 9,000 fixed line TV customers in the quarter to March but lost 6,900 satellite DTH customers over the same period. The additions and losses left NOS with just over 1.4 million fixed line TV customers and 246,000 DTH customers. Fixed pay TV RGUs were up 2.9%, while convergent and integrated […]

NOS sees strong pay TV and converged growth

Portuguese service provider NOS continued to record strong revenue-generating growth in the fourth quarter of last year. The operator added 159,300 RGUs, including an additional 11,300 pay TV customers, taking its fixed-line pay TV total to 1.394 million. Overall, NOS’s total pay base stood at 1.647 million, including satellite customers, with 85% now taking the […]

European telco sector set for resurgence, says Jefferies

The European telecom sector looks set for resurgence in 2022 amid top-line growth, potential consolidation and an improved regulatory environment that values incentives to invest over an exclusive focus on end-user pricing and competition, according to analysts at Jefferies. Jefferies’ analysts said they were “looking with confidence” at the sector over the coming year in […]

NOS increases pay TV base and sees five-year record RGU growth

Portuguese pay TV providers and fixed-line service provider NOS has turned in a strong third quarter on the operational front, with an additional 146,900 RGUs enabling it to claim the greatest RGU growth in the telecom segment for the last five years. NOS also managed to grow its pay TV base, albeit modestly, with 12,100 […]

NOS turns to Metrological for premium apps

Portuguese pay TV operator NOS is to use the Metrological Application Platform to bring additional apps and OTT services to its TV subscribers. The Metrological Application Platform is already integrated across NOS’ advanced UMA set-top boxes but the pay TV operator will now use its unified TV App Store and back-office product suite to integrate […]

NOS passes subscription milestone

Portuguese pay TV operator and telecom service provider NOS has passed the milestone of 10 million revenue-generating units after a strong second quarter and first half. The company signed up 98,100 RGUs in the second quarter, taking its total over the 10 million mark, with a strong showing iin mobile net adds in particular. Pay […]

NOS claims first with self-installation launch

Portuguese service provider NOS has staked a claim to be the first operator in the country to provide self-installation of TV and broadband services. NOS is offering its customers the option to self-install its UMA TV, Apple TV, Power WiFi Plume and Giga Router services. Self-install is being sold as a convenient option that allows […]

NOS deploys Media Distillery’s UX-enhancing tech

NOS has announced a deal with Amsterdam-based AI tech provider Media Distillery. The partnership will see the Portuguese cable operator employ Media Distillery’s Deep Content Understanding tech which promises to enhance its user experience via the creation of a ‘linear on demand’ viewing experience. Media Distillery says that its platform can analyse video content in […]

Nine in 10 Portuguese homes subscribe to pay TV services

Almost the eternity of Portugal subscribes to a pay TV service, according to the country’s communications regulator Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM). A new report from the regulator found that, in Q3 2020, nine out of every 10 households were receiving TV via a subscription. This represents a growth of 3.6% year-over-year. The number of […]

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