Portugal - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

In recent years Portugal’s broadband penetration has grown rapidly, largely the result of joint efforts between the regulator and the key market operators which have invested in significant infrastructure upgrades. These operators are also focussed on fibre-based services. Under the ownership of the Altice Group, Portugal Telecom is focussed on FttP, aiming to cover 5.3 million premises by 2020. The cable sector has also shifted, with the principal cableco NOS also pursuing fibre. In addition, Vodafone Portugal, which recently bought out Optimus’s share of their co-owned fibre network in Lisbon an Oporto, provides fibre to about two-thirds of premises. As a result of these efforts DSL is no longer the dominant platform for broadband access.

This report profiles Portugal’s fixed and fixed-wireless broadband markets, providing key statistics on the retail and wholesale sectors as well as subscriber forecasts to 2022.

Key developments:

PT ramps up fibre roll out, aiming for 5.3 million connected premises by 2020; Vodafone signs fibre-network sharing agreement with Portugal Telecom, retails 1Gb/s devises for customers; Vodafone’s fibre network covers two-thirds of premises at end-2016; fibre sector showing strongest growth, accounting for 75% of all new subscribers; report update includes the regulator’s market data to Q4 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Portugal Telecom, Sonaecom, Cabovisão, Vodafone, NOS (Zon Optimus).

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.1 Market analysis
    • 2.2 Broadband statistics
    • 2.3 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
      • 2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 3.1 NOS
    • 3.2 Nowo (Cabovisão)
  • 4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • 4.1 Portugal Telecom (Meo)
    • 4.2 Sonaecom
  • 5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
    • 5.1 Sonaecom
    • 5.2 NOS
    • 5.3 Portugal Telecom
    • 5.4 Vodafone Portugal
  • 6. Other fixed broadband services
    • 6.1 Broadband over Powerline (BPL)
    • 6.2 Wireless broadband
      • 6.2.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
      • 6.2.2 Wi-Fi
  • 7. Competition issues
    • 7.1 Wholesale
    • 7.2 Naked DSL
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Fixed-line internet subscribers by access type – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 2 – Fixed-line internet revenue – 2014 – 2016
  • Table 3 – Historic - Internet users and penetration – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Internet users and penetration – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 5 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 6 – Fixed broadband subscribers by type – 2000 - 2016
  • Table 7 – Broadband subscriber annual change year-on-year – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 8 – Broadband penetration by sector – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 9 – Share of broadband accesses by operator (old format) – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 10 – Share of broadband accesses by operator (new format) – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic per month per customer – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate (Mb/s) – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 14 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2018; 2020; 2022
  • Table 15 – Cable DOCSIS3.0 connected premises – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 16 – NOS cable broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 17 – Portugal Telecom DSL broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 18 – FttP/B connected premises – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 19 – FttX subscribers – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 20 – Portugal Telecom fibred premises and subscribers – 2015 - 2016
  • Table 21 – Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 22 – Portugal Telecom wholesale accesses (historic) – 2004 - 2011
  • Chart 1 – Fixed-line internet revenue – 2014 – 2016
  • Chart 2 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type – 2007 - 2016
  • Chart 3 – Total broadband subscribers by type – 2000 – 2016
  • Chart 4 – Broadband penetration by sector – 2007 – 2016

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Number of pages 17

Status Current

Last updated 12 Apr 2017
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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