Portugal - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Portugal has a medium-sized telecom market with a strong mobile sector and a growing broadband customer base focussed on the delivery of fibre-based services. The country’s difficult economic conditions have seen operators’ domestic revenue fall in recent quarters. This has resulted in considerable ownership changes in the market. Cogeco sold the flagging Cabovisão in early 2012 for a considerable loss. Sonaecom’s Optimus division was merged with Zon Multimédia in mid-2013, becoming Zon Optimus before being rebranded as NOS. The incumbent Portugal Telecom, following a poorly managed link up with the Brazilian telco Oi and a disastrous investment in a failed bank, was sold to Altice Group, a deal which also saw Altice obliged to sell the cableco Cabovisão as well as Oni Telecom.

This report introduces the major elements of the Portuguese telecom market, presenting statistics on the fixed telephony sector as well as an analysis of the major market players. Additional information is provided on the key regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

Key developments:

New cable to link Portugal with Brazil; PT announces plan to replace copper network with FttP by 2020; Zon Optimus rebrands as NOS; PT eliminates special rights granted to the government’s golden shares; AR Telecom exits residential market; PT sold by Oi to the Altice Group for €7.4 billion; PT opens Europe’s largest data centre; 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:

Meo (TMN), NOS (Optimus, Zon Multimédia), Vodafone.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Historic overview
    • 5.2 Revised NFR
    • 5.3 Regulatory authority
    • 5.4 Government policies
      • 5.4.1 Privatisation of Telecom Portugal
    • 5.5 Interconnect
    • 5.6 Access
    • 5.7 Fibre access
    • 5.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
    • 5.9 Number Portability (NP)
    • 5.10 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
  • 6. Fixed network operators
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Portugal Telecom
    • 6.3 Oni Communications
    • 6.4 Sonaecom
      • 6.4.1 Novis
    • 6.5 AR Telecom
      • 6.5.1 Jazztel (historic)
    • 6.6 NOS
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 National telecom network
      • 7.1.1 Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
    • 7.2 International infrastructure
    • 7.3 Data centres
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Country statistics – 2015 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2015 (e)
  • Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2015 (e)
  • Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2015 (e)
  • Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2015
  • Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2015 (e)
  • Table 7 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 8 – Telecom market investment – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 9 – Telecom retail revenue by service – 2013 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Average telecom revenue per user, by service – 2013 - 2014
  • Table 11 – Number and type of access lines: analogue and digital – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 12 – Fixed telephone customers, access type and shared access lines – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 13 – Portugal Telecom’s share of direct access customers – 2005 - 2015
  • Table 14 – Ported fixed-line numbers – 2001 - 2015
  • Table 15 – Multiplay and telephony services revenue – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 16 – Fixed-line revenue: subscription, traffic (historic) – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 17 – Fixed-telephony service revenue, by sector – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 18 – Total fixed-telephony service revenue – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 19 – Fixed-telephony service revenue change, by sector – 2013 - 2015
  • Table 20 – Share of fixed-line access installations by operator (old format) – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 21 – Share of fixed-line access installations by operator – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 22 – Portugal Telecom consumer accesses and subscribers by sector – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 23 – Portugal Telecom domestic financial data (old style) – 2005 - 2011
  • Table 24 – Portugal Telecom domestic revenue by segment – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 25 – Portugal Telecom financial data – 2013 - 2014
  • Table 26 – Portugal Telecom (under Altice) revenue – 2014 - 2015
  • Table 27 – Sonaecom financial data – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 28 – Sonaecom financial data (old format) – 2006 - 2012
  • Table 29 – Sonaecom fixed-line subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2012
  • Table 30 – NOS financial data – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 31 – NOS revenue by segment – 2014 - 2015
  • Table 32 – NOS subscribers – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 33 – Zon Multimédia subscribers by type (historic) – 2007 - 2012
  • Table 34 – Zon Multimédia financial data (historic0 – 2007 - 2012
  • Table 35 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 36 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 37 – VoIP and mobile voice accesses – 2013 - 2015
  • Chart 1 – Number and type of access lines: analogue and digital – 2004 – 2015
  • Chart 2 – Portugal Telecom domestic revenue by segment – 2010 – 2014
  • Chart 3 – Sonaecom financial data – 2006 – 2015
  • Chart 4 – NOS subscribers by type – 2012 – 2015
  • Chart 5 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2016
  • Exhibit 1 – EU – The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
  • Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop

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Number of pages 25

Status Current

Last updated 31 Mar 2016
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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