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Portugal - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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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.

Key developments:

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).


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
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)
5.1 Sonaecom
5.2 NOS
5.3 Portugal Telecom
5.4 Vodafone Portugal
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 - 2016
Table 2 Fixed-line internet revenue 2014 2016
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 - 2016
Table 6 Fixed broadband subscribers by type 2000 - 2016
Table 7 Broadband subscriber annual change year-on-year 2002 - 2016
Table 8 Broadband penetration by sector 2007 - 2016
Table 9 Share of broadband accesses by operator (old format) 2010 - 2014
Table 10 Share of broadband accesses by operator (new format) 2011 - 2016
Table 11 Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic 2008 - 2016
Table 12 Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic per month per customer 2008 - 2016
Table 13 Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate (Mb/s) 2011 - 2016
Table 14 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 15 Cable DOCSIS3.0 connected premises 2010 - 2016
Table 16 NOS cable broadband subscribers 2004 - 2016
Table 17 Portugal Telecom DSL broadband subscribers 2006 - 2016
Table 18 FttP/B connected premises 2010 - 2016
Table 19 FttX subscribers 2008 - 2016
Table 20 Portugal Telecom fibred premises and subscribers 2015 - 2016
Table 21 Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 22 Portugal Telecom wholesale accesses (historic) 2004 - 2011
Chart 1 Fixed-line internet revenue 2014 2016
Chart 2 Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type 2007 - 2016
Chart 3 Total broadband subscribers by type 2000 2016
Chart 4 Broadband penetration by sector 2007 2016

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