Portugal - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

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.

Key developments:

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.

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 – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 3.1 NOS
    • 3.2 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
  • 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 - 2015
  • Table 2 – Fixed-line internet revenue – 2014 – 2015
  • Table 3 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Fixed broadband subscribers by type – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 5 – Broadband subscriber annual change year-on-year – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 6 – Broadband penetration by sector – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 7 – Share of broadband accesses by operator (old format) – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 8 – Share of broadband accesses by operator (new format) – 2011 - 2015
  • 6.7Table 9 – Fixed-line broadband traffic – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic per month per customer – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 11 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate (Mb/s) – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 12 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2016; 2018; 2021
  • Table 13 – NOS cable broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 14 – Portugal Telecom DSL broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 15 – FttX subscribers – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 16 – Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 17 – Portugal Telecom wholesale accesses – 2004 - 2011
  • Chart 1 - Fixed-line internet subscribers by access type – 2005 - 2015
  • Chart 2 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type – 2007 - 2015
  • Chart 3 – Total broadband subscribers by type – 2000 – 2015
  • Chart 4 – Broadband penetration by sector – 2007 – 2015

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Last updated 31 Mar 2016

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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