Portugal Telecom Market Space Discussed in Topical BuddeComm Report Published at MarketPublishers.com06 Jul 2015 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – The Portuguese telecommunications market has a strong mobile sector and a rapidly evolving broadband sector with a focus on fibre networks. Due to the difficult economic situation in the country, operators’ domestic revenues have decreased in recent quarters. Cogeco Cable Inc. sold its Portuguese subsidiary Cabovisão in early 2012 for a significant loss, whilst the market has also witnessed increased merger activity, with Sonaecom’s mobile division, Optimus, having been merged with ZON Multimédia in the middle of 2013, becoming ZON Optimus to later rebrand as NOS.
Within the broadband sector, cable has exhibited robust growth in the recent past. The incumbent operator, Portugal Telecom, and its subsidiaries control the major portion of the DSL market, but new regulatory provisions have granted cheaper and easier access for alternative Internet service providers (ISPs). All operators are focusing on faster broadband speeds, while the regulatory authority has maintained the impetus for local loop unbundling (LLUB). The fibre sector is still underdeveloped, though regulatory measures in tandem with massive investments amid operators should witness remarkable growth in the years to come.
The domestic mobile marketplace is served by a triopoly of mobile network operators, the incumbents Vodafone, Meo and NOS. The rate of mobile penetration is above the EU average, whilst growth has been underpinned through customer usage of multiple SIM cards. Upgrades from 2G to 4G (HSPA or LTE) have boosted the geographical reach and take-up rate for sophisticated mobile data services.
Topical report “Portugal - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media” prepared by BuddeComm draws up a comprehensive and unbiased picture of Portugal’s telecom market. It canvasses the regulatory landscape, presents an overview of fixed network operators, examines the telecoms infrastructure, analyses the broadband market, offers a detailed look at the digital media market space, and reviews the mobile communications market. The research report includes an all-round discussion of the key existing technologies, prevailing market trends, uncovers subscription statistics, examines the performance of the dominant market players, etc. Extensive forecasts for subscriber growth up to 2015-end, 2017 and to 2020 are provided as well.
Portugal - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media
Published: June, 2015
Price: US$ 795.00
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