Portugal Telecom


Altice Portugal launches new Sofia TV UI and WiFi-enabled box

Altice Portugal is launching a new TV interface that will be made available to all Meo fibre and ADSL customers along with a new portable 4K WiFi-enabled box. The new UI, Sofia, will be available to all Meo customers with a MEOBox decoder. According to Altice, the interface will incorporate new content discovery features, more […]

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 […]

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 […]

Portuguese regulator slams Altice acquisition of Media Capital

Portuguese media and communications regulator ANACOM has said that Altice’s proposed acquisition of Media Capital would have a significant anti-competitive impact and should not happen in its current form. In a submission to the country’s competition watchdog, the AdC, which is looking into the bid by Altice’s Meo to acquire Media Capital, ANACOM said that […]

Altice passes four-million fibre milestone in Portugal

Altice-owned Portugal Telecom’s (PT) Meo-branded offering has now passed four million homes and businesses with fibre and has launched a series of new multiplay packages with Gigabit speed internet. PT has set the objective of passing 5.3 million premises by 2020, making fibre close to a universal technology. The company has launched a Portuguese-designed fibre […]

Pay TV grows in Portugal

The number of pay TV subscribers in Portugal reached 3.72 million at the end of the second quarter up 27,000 on the previous quarter, according to statistics compiled by regulator Anacom. The Portuguese pay TV subscribers total has grown by 3.5% year-on-year. Anacom said that growth in Pay TV was boosted by the take up […]

Meo adds Disney seasonal offering

Altice-owned Portuguese telco PT Telecom/Meo is to add pop-up channel Disney Channel Forever to its TV line-up in September in an exclusive deal.  The teen-focused channel will air 24 hours a day and will be provided at now extra charge to all Meo customers with ADSL, fibre and satellite TV. it will also be available […]

Altice names new CEO for Portugal

Altice has named Cláudia Goya as the new CEO of Portugal Telecom, with immediate effect. Goya replaces Paulo Neves, who is taking on the role of chairman of the Altice group in Portugal. The change follows Altice’s deal to acquire Portuguese media group Media Capital. Neves will be charged with leading the regulatory process to […]

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