Portugal - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Portugal’s broadband penetration has grown steadily in recent years, 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, resulting in a migration of subscribers from DSL infrastructure to fibre. Under the ownership of the Altice Group, Portugal Telecom is focussed on FttP, aiming to cover 5.3 million premises by 2020, providing national coverage. The cable sector has also shifted towards fibre, with the principal cableco NOS investing in fibre rather than cable upgrades. In addition, Vodafone Portugal provides fibre to about two-thirds of premises. Vodafone and NOS recently signed an agreement to share fibre infrastructure, which pushed Vodafone’s addressable market to some four million 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 2023.

Key developments:

  • Meo ramps up fibre roll out, aiming for 5.3 million connected premises by 2020;
  • Vodafone signs fibre-network sharing agreement with NOS, retails 1Gb/s devises for customers;
  • Fibre subscriber base grows 2.88% in 2017;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to Q4 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2018, recent market developments.
  • Companies mentioned in this report:

Portugal Telecom (Meo), Sonaecom, Cabovisão, Vodafone Portugal, 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 – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • 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)
  • 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. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Fixed-line internet subscribers by access type – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 2 – Fixed-line internet revenue – 2015 – 2017
  • 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 - 2017
  • Table 6 – Fixed broadband subscribers by type – 2000 - 2017
  • Table 7 – Broadband subscriber annual change year-on-year – 2002 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Broadband penetration by sector – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 9 – Share of broadband accesses by operator (old format) – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 10 – Share of broadband accesses by operator (new format) – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 11 – Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 12 – Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic per month per customer – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 13 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate (Mb/s) – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 14 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers –2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 15 – Cable DOCSIS3.0 connected premises – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 16 – NOS cable broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 17 – Portugal Telecom DSL subscribers – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 18 – Altice fibre/cable/DSL subscribers – 2016 - 2018
  • Table 19 – FttP/B connected premises – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 20 – FttX subscribers – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 21 – Portugal Telecom fibred premises and subscribers – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 22 – Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2017
  • Chart 1 – Fixed-line internet revenue – 2015 – 2017
  • Chart 2 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type – 2007 - 2017
  • Chart 3 – Total broadband subscribers by type – 2000 – 2017
  • Chart 4 – Broadband penetration by sector – 2007 – 2017
  • Chart 5 – Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic – 2008 – 2017

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Last updated 4 Jul 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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