Portugal’s broadband penetration was for some years considerably lower than the European average, though the joint efforts of the regulator and the key market operators have resulted in significant infrastructure upgrades and an emphasis on fibre-based services. Cable has showed strong growth in recent years, partly through the efforts of the rebranded dominant operator NOS (formerly Zon Optimus). DSL is no longer the dominant platform for broadband connections, as customers are migrated to fibre networks being built by Portugal Telecom and other major players.
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 2021.
Altice sells Cabovisão; PT ramps up fibre roll out, aiming for 5.3 million connected premises by 2020; Vodafone signs fibre-network sharing agreement with Portugal Telecom, prepares to retail 1Gb/s devises for customers; Vodafone’s fibre network to cover two-thirds of premises by end-2016; fibre sector showing strongest growth, accounting for 75% of all new subscribers; report update includes the regulator’s market data to Q4 2015, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2015, recent market developments.
Portugal Telecom, Sonaecom, Cabovisão, Vodafone, NOS (Zon Optimus).
Number of pages 16
Last updated 31 Mar 2016
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