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In 2018, ANACOM initiated the fourth round of reviews of several wholesale markets and has now finally aligned the country with the EC's 2014 list of markets susceptible to ex-ante regulation after deregulating the wholesale market for fixed call origination.


  • ANACOM issued its latest decision on several wholesale markets.
  • ANACOM published a roadmap for the release and allocation of the 700MHz spectrum band.
  • ANACOM released draft legislative amendments to the Electronic Communications Law.

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


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

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


  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing
  • Wholesale fixed regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services
  • Naked DSL

Wholesale mobile regulation

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

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • 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


  • Methodology
  • Author