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. During the last few years the country has seen improving economic growth, following several years of austerity measures. Revenue among some operators remains under some strain, though investments in network upgrades are continuing in an effort to attract customers to high-end services. Operators are also increasingly looking at network sharing to reduce expenditure while widening their footprint reach.

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:

  • Altice Portugal to replace copper network with FttP by 2020, reports continuing revenue growth in Q1 2019;
  • Regulator imposes wholesale tariff cuts for fibre access;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to Q4 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Altice Portugal, NOS (Optimus, Zon Multimédia), Vodafone Portugal.

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Country overview

  • Telecommunications market

    • Overview
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historic overview
    • Regulatory authority
    • Privatisation
    • Interconnect
    • Access
    • Fibre access
    • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Introduction
    • Altice Portugal
    • Oni Communications
    • Sonaecom
      • Novis
    • AR Telecom
      • Jazztel (historic)
    • NOS
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • National telecom network
      • Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
    • International infrastructure
    • Data centres
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Portugal – 2018
  • Table 2 – Cumulative ported fixed-line numbers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Fixed-telephony service revenue – 2015 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Total fixed-telephony service revenue – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Sonaecom financial data – 2006 – 2017
  • Table 6 – Sonaecom financial data (old format) – 2006 – 2012
  • Table 7 – Sonaecom fixed-line subscribers by sector (historic) – 2008 – 2012
  • Table 8 – Fixed line telephony subscribers – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 9 – International internet bandwidth – 2006 – 2016
  • Table 10 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 – 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Change in pre-selection, call-by-call and VoIP connections – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Increase in fixed direct telephone customers and penetration – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Decline in Altice Portugal’s share of direct access customers – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Change in multiplay services revenue – 2015 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Decline in fixed-telephony traffic – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Evolution in the share of fixed-line access installations by operator – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Change in Altice Portugal’s fixed accesses by sector – 2017 – 2019
  • Chart 8 – Development of Altice Portugal’s financials – 2014 – 2019
  • Chart 9 – Altice Portugal’s revenue by service – 2017 – 2019
  • Chart 10 – Sonaecom financial data – 2006 – 2017
  • Chart 11 – Evolution of NOS financial data – 2012 – 2019
  • Chart 12 – Change in NOS subscriber base by platform – 2012 – 2019
  • Chart 13 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2020
  • Chart 14 – Change in the number and type of analogue and digital access lines – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 15 – Development of VoIP and mobile voice accesses – 2013 – 2018

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Number of pages 46

Status Current

Last updated 24 Jul 2019
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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