For the twelve months ending last September, the variety of customers grew by 4.6%, up 159,000, all of them due to the IPTV choices owned by increasing fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, according to Portugal’s Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM).
In all, Q3 2016 ended with 987,000 fibre-based pay-TV memberships, which implies a 28.8% growth (+220,000 subs) year-on-year. On the other hand, cable lost 12,000 memberships throughout the in 2015, satellite TELEVISION 8,000 and ADSL TELEVISION over 40,000.
By the end of September, cable television was still the leading broadcasting innovation, representing 36.8%, followed by IPTV with 27.1%, ADSL TV (19.5%) and direct-to-home (DTH, 16.5%).
Regarding operators, Grupo Nos and Grupo Altice (MEO and Cabovisao) share the majority of the marketplace with 43.5% and 39.4% of total subscribers respectively. Vodafone (12.2%) is the market’s 3rd biggest player.
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