Archive - 2008
Guarda Cybercentre and Localvisão TV launch an Internet television channel with regional content
Guarda Cybercentre and Localvisão TV sign a protocol for an IPTV television channel (regular web TV broadcasts), with regional content.
Liberalised postal traffic falls 11% in 3rd quarter
During the third quarter of 2008, traffic from postal services operated in competition totalled about 60.8 million items.
Fixed service traffic continues to decline
At the end of the third quarter of 2008, the total number of main telephone accesses installed at customer request stood at around 4 million.
Subscription television market continues to grow in 3rd quarter
The third quarter of 2008 saw continued growth in television services provided by satellite, over the public telephone network and by FWA.
Mobile market continues to grow
At the end of the 3rd quarter of 2008 there were 14.541 million Mobile Telephone Service subscribers in Portugal.
Mobile operators with very good performance in the SMS and MMS service
ANACOM has conducted an evaluation of the quality of SMS and MMS services provided by operators Optimus (Sonaecom), TMN and Vodafone.
ANACOM endorses proposals of the review committee in DTT tender
ANACOM has endorsed the proposals to allocate to PTC the frequency usage rights associated with Multiplexers A and B to F.
Latest update: 29.10.2008
ANACOM and ITU set up Centre of Excellence in Africa
The objective of the Centre of Excellence is the training and qualification of the telecommunications sector in Portuguese and Spanish speaking African countries.
Portuguese leads International Telecommunications Satellite Organization bringing together 149 countries
José Manuel Toscano was elected as Director General of International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO).
Bragança Cybercentre and Localvisão TV to launch Internet TV channel with regional content
Bragança Cybercentre and Localvisão TV have signed a protocol on the launch of a TV channel with regional content to be broadcast using IPTV.
Number of fixed telephone service customers increase by 0.6%
There were around 3.243 million fixed telephone service customers using direct access in the second quarter of 2008.
Liberalised postal traffic falls 0.5% in 2nd quarter
During the second quarter of 2008, traffic from postal services operated in competition totalled about 69.8 million items, corresponding to 23% of total postal traffic.
ANACOM receives over 15 thousand complaints in first half
During the first half of 2008, ANACOM received 15,257 complaints.
Latest update: 03.10.2008
Subscription Television Service has 2.1 million subscribers in June
At the end of June 2008 the total number of subscribers to the service of subscription television rose to 2.1 million, representing around 20 (...)
ANACOM debates Universal Service at conference on 18th
ANACOM - Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações is holding its second Conference on 18 September in the large auditorium of Culturgest.
ANACOM unveils new website
ANACOM is launching its new website today, 4 July, with a new graphic look and increased functionality.
Liberalised postal traffic totals 70.3 million objects in 1st quarter
During the first quarter of 2008, traffic from postal services operated in competition totalled about 70.3 million items.
Fixed network voice traffic declines
Total voice traffic originating on the fixed network during the first quarter of 2008 totalled around 2.091 billion minutes resulting from 699 million (...)
Cable and DTH television services with around two million customers in March
As at the end of March, the services of subscription television which use cable and satellite technologies registered around 2 million users.
Number of mobile broadband users surpasses number of fixed broadband users for first time
As at the end of the first quarter of 2008 there were around 1,71 million users in Portugal with mobile Internet access and around 1,58 million were broadband.
Mobile service totals 13.67 million users at end of March
At the end of the March 2008 there were 13.67 million Mobile Telephone Service subscribers.
Agreement promoted by ANACOM ensures improved mobile network coverage on Alfa Pendular trains
Agreement between the three mobile operators (TMN, Vodafone and Sonaecom) ensures improved mobile network coverage on Alfa Pendular trains.
Latest update: 30.05.2008
On Saturday 17 May, a protocol will be signed between the three mobile operators - TMN, Vodafone, Sonaecom - and CP - Caminhos (...)
Position of ANACOM in respect of the application to electronic communications of the rule set forth in point q) of article 8 of Decree-Law no. 57/2008
On 26 March, ANACOM was faced with the publication of Decree-Law no. 57/2008, which has the aim of setting out the legal regime applicable to the unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices of companies.
DTT - Tenderers admitted to the tenders for Muxes B to F
ANACOM determined to admit the applications of AirPlus and PT Comunicações to the public tender for Muxes B to F.
Official Communication from the Board of Directors of ANACOM
ANACOM released a communication setting out the position of this authority with respect to the implications of Decree-Law no. 57/2008 of 26 March for the electronic communications sector.
ANACOM makes it easier to access updated information on its website
ANACOM - Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações is going to start making a news feed available on its website.
Nomadic VoIP represents 2.2% of total fixed service traffic
The total number of main telephone accesses installed at customer request stood at 4.04 million at the end of the 4th quarter 2007.
Latest update: 27.03.2008
Complaints received by ANACOM in 2007 increase by 43%
In 2007, ANACOM received 24,745 written complaints, an increase of 43% over the 17,296 complaints received in the previous year.
Latest update: 18.03.2008
Mobile broadband grows ahead of fixed broadband
As at the end of December, there were around 1.44 million users with mobile Internet access and around 1.73 million fixed Internet accesses.
Number of subscribers to the mobile telephone services increases 10% in 2007
At the end of 4th quarter of 2007 there were 13.45 million subscribers to the mobile telephone services.
Latest update: 10.03.2008
78 million objects handled by postal services operated in competition
During the fourth quarter, traffic from postal services operated in competition totalled about 78 million items.
Latest update: 10.03.2008
Subscription television services continue to grow
In the fourth quarter of 2007 Portugal had 1.96 million subscribers to the services of subscription TV supported by cable distribution networks.
Latest update: 07.03.2008
Operators have shortcomings in 3G coverage of the Azores Archipelago
Results of the assessment of quality of service of the service of networks and mobile services, carried out by ANACOM in June and July 2007.
Latest update: 14.02.2008
ANACOM makes website content available in audio format
ANACOM has launched a new functionality on its website, which from today lets the public access an audio version of content published in the news and press room areas.
Latest update: 13.02.2008
ANACOM to hold workshops on the review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications
ANACOM to hold three workshops during January on the review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications.
- Guarda Cybercentre and Localvisão TV launch an Internet television channel with regional content
Services and Useful Information
Tenders for the selection of provider(s) of universal service of electronic communications
ANACOM Conference 2013 - Financing the future, 01.07.2013
World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15), Geneva, 2-27.11.2015
Positions, clarifications and statements issued by ANACOM between 2004 and 2013
Access the services which we provide electronically
FAQ on Audiotext, Digital Terrestrial Television - DTT, International Roaming, Licences for land mobile service private radiocommunications networks, Local Loop Unbundling, Message-Based value Added Services, National Numbering Plan, Operator Portability, R&TTE Regulatory Framework, Telephone Service at a Fixed Location and Universal Service, VoIP