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Portugal - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

  • Published: January 2014
  • Region: Portugal
  • 24 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

Portugal has a medium-sized telecom market with a strong mobile sector and a growing broadband customer base well served by both the cable and DSL platforms. The development of digital-TV services has progressed under cautious regulatory guidance, with a licence for digital-service transmission awarded to Portugal Telecom in mid-2008. The difficult economic conditions have seen operator’s domestic revenue fall in recent quarters, with Cogeco selling the flagging Cabovisão in early 2012 for a considerable loss. The market has also seen significant merger activity, with Sonaecom’s Optimus division being merged with ZON Multimedia in mid-2013, becoming ZON Optimus. 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:
PT eliminates special rights granted to the government’s golden shares; AR Telecom exits residential market; ZON Multimedia and READ MORE >

1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Portugal’s telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.2 Revised NFR
4.3 Regulatory authority
4.3.1 National Communications Authority
4.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in Portugal
4.4.1 Privatisation of Telecom Portugal
4.4.2 Interconnect
4.4.3 Access
4.4.4 Fibre access
4.4.5 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
4.4.6 Number Portability (NP)
4.4.7 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
5. Fixed network operators in Portugal
5.1 Overview of operators
5.2 Portugal Telecom
5.2.1 Merger with Oi
5.3 Oni
5.4 Sonaecom
5.4.1 Novis
5.5 AR Telecom
5.5.1 Jazztel (historic)
5.6 ZON Optimus
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.1.1 Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
6.2 International infrastructure
6.3 Data centres
7. Related reports
Table 1 – Country statistics – 2013 (e)
Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2012
Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2014 9e)
Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2013 (e)
Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2014 (e)
Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2014 (4e)
Table 7 – National telecommunications authority
Table 8 – Telecom market as proportion of GDP – 2006 - 2014
Table 9 – Telecom market investment – 2004 - 2014
Table 10 – Telecom market revenue – 2000 - 2014
Table 11 – Unbundled loops – 2005 - 2012
Table 12 – Number and type of access lines: analogue and digital – 2005 - 2012
Table 13 – Portugal Telecom wholesale lines – 2008 - 2011
Table 14 – Fixed telephone customers, access type and shared access lines – 2004 - 2013
Table 15 – Portugal Telecom’s share of direct access customers – 2005 - 2013
Table 16 – Cumulative fixed-line numbers ported – 2003 - 2013
Table 17 – Fixed-line revenue, by type – 2007 - 2012
Table 18 – Share of fixed-line access installations by operator – 2010 - 2013
Table 19 – Portugal Telecom consumer accesses and subscribers by sector – 2009 - 2013
Table 20 – Portugal Telecom domestic financial data (old style) – 2005 - 2011
Table 21 – Portugal Telecom domestic revenue by segment – 2010 - 2013
Table 22 – Portugal Telecom Group financial data – 2010 - 2013
Table 23 – Sonaecom fixed-line financial data by sector – 2006 - 2013
Table 24 – Sonaecom financial data – 2006 - 2012
Table 25 – Sonaecom fixed-line subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2012
Table 26 – ZON Optimus financial data – 2012 - 2013
Table 27 – ZON Optimus subscribers – 2012 - 2013
Table 28 – ZON Multimédia subscribers by type – 2007 - 2012
Table 29 – ZON Multimédia financial data – 2007 - 2012
Table 30 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2004
Table 31 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 - 2014
Table 32 – Fibre infrastructure – 2007 - 2011
Chart 1 – Portugal Telecom wholesale lines – 2008 - 2011
Chart 2 – Fixed-line revenue, by type – 2007 - 2012
Chart 3 – Portugal Telecom financial data (old style) – 2005 - 2011
Chart 4 – Sonaecom fixed-line financial data by sector – 2006 – 2012
Chart 5 – Sonaecom financial data – 2006 – 2012
Chart 6 – Sonaecom fixed-line subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2012
Chart 7 – ZON Multimédia subscribers by type – 2007 – 2012
Chart 8 – ZON Multimédia financial data – 2007 - 2012
Chart 9 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2014
Exhibit 1 – EU – The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop

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