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 […]

NOS closes in on million advanced TV subs

Portuguese pay TV group NOS had close to a million advanced TV subscribers at the end of 2016, out of a total pay TV base of 1.6 million. NOS had 983,000 Iris and UMA TV customers at the end of the year, up 13.6% year-on-year. Overall pay TV growth was 3.7%, with an acceleration of […]

Nos taps Tata Elxsi for RDK rollout

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos is tapping technology provider Tata Elxsi to deploy RDK-based TV services. Tata Group-owned Tata Elxsi is set to demonstrate its RDK technology at the RDK Americas Summit in Denver next week. Solutions on show will include RDK Prime, described by the company as a “next generation, ready to use application […]

NOS sees converged growth as advanced TV drives pay services

Portuguese pay TV operator NOS saw solid growth in its converged services base in the third quarter, recording 661,400 converged customers – representing 45% of its fixed-line base – up from 555,600 a year earlier. NOS added 11,800 pay TV customers in the quarter, including 10,700 among its fixed line subscribers. Fixed voice and broadband […]

Portugal’s Nos launches AR app as Microsoft HoloLens comes to Europe

Portuguese pay TV provider Nos has launched an augmented reality online TV app using the Microsoft HoloLens device that has just launched in Europe. HoloLens, which is launching this week in four European countries – France, Germany, Ireland and the UK – with deliveries expected in November, provides a view of the real world overlaid with […]

Nos strikes strategic partnership with Huawei

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator Nos has struck a strategic partnership with Chinese equipment supplier Huawei under which the pair will work on joint projects in the areas of networks and technology, including the video solutions business. Nos CEO Miguel Almeida and Huawei’s Portuguese country director, Chris Lu, signed memorandum of understanding to mark […]

Meo to take stake in Sport TV following Vodafone deal

Following the deal between Vodafone Portugal, Nos and Olivedesportos earlier this week, Portugal Telecom/Meo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to take a stake in sports channel Sport TV as well. Portugal Telecom/Meo said any definitive agreement would be subject to a process of due diligence. It did not give details of the size of […]

Vodafone takes stake in sport channel following reciprocity deal

Vodafone Portugal has taken a stake in sports channel Sport TV following the recent series of agreements in the country covering reciprocity of sports rights between its major pay TV operators. Sport TV, previously owned by pay TV operator Nos and Portuguese businessman Joaquin Oliveira via his Olivedesportos vehicle, is the current home of coverage […]

New UMA TV interface boosts Nos pay TV

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator Nos saw a resurgence in its pay TV business in the second quarter, with 12,900 net additions contributing to growth subscribers of 4.8% year-on-year to 1.574 million. The TV business was boosted by the June launch of Nos’s new TV user interface, UMA TV. The new service includes 4K […]