Portugal - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
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.
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).