Portugal Telecom

Portuguese Olympic video portal launch

The Portuguese Olympic Committee has teamed up with local internet portal SAPO to launch a video content portal dedicated to the games. The canalcop.sapo.pt portal will provide video and other content, focusing on Portugal’s participation in the Rio Olympics. Other content on the service will include the history of the Portuguese Olympic movement, exclusive interviews […]

Portugal Telecom launches 4K Ultra HD box

Portugal Telecom has launched a new 4K Ultra HD set-top box and has unveiled plans to offer a wide range of 4K sport content as well as other 4K channels and on-demand content. The Altice-owned operator, which provides services under the Meo brand, has launched the MEOBox4K, enabling its fibre cutomers to view a range […]

Portugal Telecom expands fibre network

Portugal Telecom has begun extending its fibre network to Felgueiras, in the Porto region, with 9,000 homes to be connected. The Altice-owned operator said that the expansion of its network in Felgueiras is part of its plan to pass three million homes with fibre by 2020. The operator said the expansion would enable Felgueiras residents […]

Altice completes Cabovisão sale

Altice has completed the sale of Portuguese cable operator Cabovisão and business-focused telco Oni Telecom to funds led by Apax France. The sale was forced on Altice to secure regulatory approval for its €7.4 million acquisition of Portugal Telecom. Cabovisão is Portugal’s second largest cable operator after Nos and has about 200,000 subscribers out of […]

Altice moves forward with Portugal Telecom restructuring

Cable and telecom investor Altice has taken another step in the process of simplifying the structure of Portugal Telecom, which it acquired earlier this year. According to Portuguese paper Diario Económico, the board of the company, which operates under the Meo brand, has approved the fusion of business-focused units PT Pro and PT Corporate Centre, […]

Nos secures key football deal

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos has secured the rights to the matches of the country’s leading football team Benfica, beating off competition from Altice, owner of rival pay TV operator Portugal Telecom/Meo. Nos agreed to pay €400 million for Benfica’s domestic and international matches. The contract also includes the right to broadcast and distribute Benfica […]

Four in five Portuguese homes now take multi-play service

Almost four in five Portuguese households took a multi-play service at the end of September, according to figures released by telecom regulator Anacom. According to the regulator, 78 out of 100 households took a multiple package at the end of the third quarter up from 71 a year earlier. Some 41.8% of homes took a […]

Altice signs up Ronaldo as brand ambassador

Cable and telecom investor Altice has signed up footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, captain of the Portuguese national team, as brand ambassador across all the territories in which it is active. According to Altice, which owns Portuguese service provider Portugal Telecom, “the speed and Cristiano Ronaldo’s power accompany and illustrate the industrial and international development of the […]

Altice to accelerate fibre build-out

Cable and telecom investor Altice has said it plans to accelerate its fibre build-out in France and Portugal. In France, the Altice Group has set itself new targets for fibre deployment via Numeridable-SFR and now aims to reach 12 million homes passed by the end of 2017, 18 million homes passed by the end of […]

ANACOM imposes restrictions on Meo

Portugal’s regulatory authority, ANACOM, has imposed reporting obligations on telco Meo – the operating name of Portugal Telecom – in relation to its provision of the country’s digital-terrestrial network. Under the new rules, Meo, now controlled by Numericable-SFR-owner Altice – will be required to provide detailed information on its website about DTT coverage and the […]