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Portugal - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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Portugal's broadband penetration was for some years considerably lower than the European average, though the joint efforts of the regulator and the key market operators have resulted in significant infrastructure upgrades and an emphasis on fibre-based services. Cable has showed strong growth in recent years, partly through the efforts of the rebranded dominant operator NOS (formerly Zon Optimus). DSL is no longer the dominant platform for broadband connections, as customers are migrated to fibre networks being built by Portugal Telecom and other major players.

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 2021.

Key developments:

Altice sells Cabovisão; PT ramps up fibre roll out, aiming for 5.3 million connected premises by 2020; Vodafone signs fibre-network sharing agreement with Portugal Telecom, prepares to retail 1Gb/s devises for customers; Vodafone's fibre network to cover two-thirds of premises by end-2016; fibre sector showing strongest growth, accounting for 75% of all new subscribers; 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:

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 2016; 2018; 2021
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 NOS
3.2 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
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 - 2015
Table 2 Fixed-line internet revenue 2014 2015
Table 3 Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type 2007 - 2015
Table 4 Fixed broadband subscribers by type 2000 - 2015
Table 5 Broadband subscriber annual change year-on-year 2002 - 2015
Table 6 Broadband penetration by sector 2007 - 2015
Table 7 Share of broadband accesses by operator (old format) 2010 - 2014
Table 8 Share of broadband accesses by operator (new format) 2011 - 2015
Table 9 Fixed-line broadband traffic 2008 - 2015
Table 10 Fixed-line and mobile broadband traffic per month per customer 2008 - 2015
Table 11 Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate (Mb/s) 2011 - 2015
Table 12 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 13 NOS cable broadband subscribers 2004 - 2015
Table 14 Portugal Telecom DSL broadband subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 15 FttX subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 16 Vodafone fixed-line broadband subscribers 2012 - 2015
Table 17 Portugal Telecom wholesale accesses 2004 - 2011
Chart 1 - Fixed-line internet subscribers by access type 2005 - 2015
Chart 2 Proportion of broadband subscribers by access type 2007 - 2015
Chart 3 Total broadband subscribers by type 2000 2015
Chart 4 Broadband penetration by sector 2007 2015

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