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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

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 two years the country has shown
signs of improving economic growth, following several years of austerity
measures as successive governments struggled with measures aimed at
reducing high deficit.

Revenue among 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.

Key Developments:

  • New cable to link Portugal with Brazil; Portugal Telecom planning to
    replace copper network with FttP by 2020
  • NOS eschews route to DOCSIS3.1 in favour of fibre
  • Regulator decides not to impose regulations of PT’s fibre
    infrastructure in uncompetitive areas of the country
  • Portugal Telecom revenue continues to recover into 2017 under Altice
    Group ownership; report update includes the regulator’s market data to
    Q4 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2017, recent
    market developments.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Overview

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Historic overview

4.2 Regulatory authority

4.3 Government policies

4.4 Interconnect

4.5 Access

4.6 Fibre access

4.7 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

4.8 Number Portability (NP)

4.9 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Portugal Telecom

5.3 Oni Communications

5.4 Sonaecom

5.5 AR Telecom

5.6 NOS

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 National telecom network

6.2 International infrastructure

6.3 Data centres

Companies Mentioned

  • Portugal Telecom (Meo)
  • NOS (Optimus Zon Multimédia)
  • Vodafone Portugal.

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Topics: Telecommunications
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