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Introduction

Portugal ranks highly in fixed broadband network coverage compared to other EU countries, and its subscriptions to bundled services continue to grow, with the popularity of quintuple-play services outstripping that of triple-play services.

Highlights

  • Portuguese telecoms regulator ANACOM has issued a draft decision on zero-rating and similar commercial practices in Portugal.
  • ANACOM has initiated a consultation on using multiple bands for wireless broadband services.
  • ANACOM has approved regulation to reduce problems arising during the number porting process.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the relevant regulated markets and the players designated as dominant within the Portuguese telecoms market.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of Portugal's regulatory environment.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Portugal?
  • What are the current telecoms regulations and policies in Portugal?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services
  • Naked DSL

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • SMS termination
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • The advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author