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Portugal - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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Portugal - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Portugal's broadband penetration has grown steadily in recent years, 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, resulting in a migration of subscribers from DSL infrastructure to fibre. Under the ownership of the Altice Group, Portugal Telecom is focussed on FttP, aiming to cover 5.3 million premises by 2020, providing national coverage. The cable sector has also shifted towards fibre, with the principal cableco NOS investing in fibre rather than cable upgrades. In addition, Vodafone Portugal provides fibre to about two-thirds of premises. Vodafone and NOS recently signed an agreement to share fibre infrastructure, which pushed Vodafone's addressable market to some four million 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 2023.

Key developments:

Meo ramps up fibre roll out, aiming for 5.3 million connected premises by 2020; Vodafone signs fibre-network sharing agreement with NOS, retails 1Gb/s devises for customers; fibre subscriber base grows 28% in the year to September 2017; report update includes the regulator's market data to Q4 2017, telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Portugal Telecom (Meo), Sonaecom, Cabovisão, Vodafone Portugal, NOS (Zon Optimus).


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
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)
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. Related reports
Table 1 Fixed-line internet subscribers by access type 2005 - 2017
Table 2 Fixed-line internet revenue 2015 2017
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 - 2017
Table 6 Fixed broadband subscribers by type 2000 - 2017
Table 7 Broadband subscriber annual change year-on-year 2002 - 2017
Table 8 Broadband penetration by sector 2007 - 2017
Table 9 Share of broadband accesses by operator (old format) 2010 - 2014
Table 10 Share of broadband accesses by operator (new format) 2011 - 2017
Table 11 Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic 2008 - 2017
Table 12 Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic per month per customer 2008 - 2017
Table 13 Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate (Mb/s) 2011 - 2016
Table 14 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 15 Cable DOCSIS3.0 connected premises 2010 - 2017
Table 16 NOS cable broadband subscribers 2004 - 2017
Table 17 Portugal Telecom DSL subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 18 FttP/B connected premises 2010 - 2017
Table 19 FttX subscribers 2008 - 2017
Table 20 Portugal Telecom fibred premises and subscribers 2015 - 2017
Table 21 Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers 2012 - 2017
Chart 1 Fixed-line internet revenue 2015 2017
Chart 2 Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type 2007 - 2017
Chart 3 Total broadband subscribers by type 2000 2017
Chart 4 Broadband penetration by sector 2007 2017

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