Archive - 2010
Total postal traffic fell 3.5% in 3rd quarter 2010
Total traffic from postal services fell 3.5% in the third quarter to 268 million objects.
2.3 million customers reported as using mobile broadband in third quarter
At end of September 2010, there were around 2.3 million users in Portugal using mobile broadband Internet.
Digital terrestrial television set-top-boxes have quality and their prices are falling
ANACOM and DECO signed a protocol under which the association makes a commitment to carry out ongoing comparative tests on the DTT set-top-boxes which have been coming onto the market.
Portugal has 4.8 million households with access to the high-speed Internet
At the end of the third quarter of 2010, the number of households in Portugal cabled with optical fibre totalled 1.4 million.
Over 2,7 million subscription television service subscribers in September
At end of September 2010, the total number of subscription television service subscribers exceeded 2,7 million.
Latest update: 28.12.2010
Portugal has quality broadband Internet
The quality of fixed and mobile broadband Internet access in Portugal is good, according to an ANACOM study.
ANACOM and DECO sign protocol for digital terrestrial television
ANACOM and DECO sign a protocol under which the association commits itself to carrying out ongoing comparative tests on DTT decoders.
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ANACOM launches revamp of Online Services
ANACOM launches revamp of Online Services.
ANACOM is taking part in Portugal Tecnológico 2010
ANACOM participates, with a presence on the Portugal Vivo stand, at Portugal Tecnológico (''Technological Portugal'') 2010, taking place until 26.09.2010.
URSI awards career and research prizes
The career prize awarded by the Portuguese Committee of URSI, in 2010, aims to distinguish an individual who has contributed to the advancement of the radio science in Portugal.
ANACOM debates Internet neutrality on 6 October
ANACOM is hosting an international conference on the theme 'Net Neutrality - Regulation of Networks and Regulation of Content', on 06.10.2010.
Market requests (1st half 2010) - Rectifications to the statistical report
ANACOM received 21,333 complaints in the first six months of 2010.
Postal traffic declines 8.8% in the second quarter of 2010
During the second quarter of 2010, total traffic from postal services declined by 8.8%, compared to the first quarter, with 278 million objects reported.
Fibre already represents half of new subscription TV customers
The total number of subscription television service subscribers continues to grow in 2nd quarter 2010.
Latest update: 14.09.2010
Broadband comprises one third of actual users of mobile telephony
At the end of second quarter 2010, there were 15.87 million active mobile stations associated with post-paid, pre-paid and hybrid/combined tariff plans.
Latest update: 29.09.2010
Alternative technologies drive fixed telephone growth
The total number of main telephone accesses installed at customer request stood at around 4.2 million at the end of 2nd quarter 2010.
Latest update: 13.09.2010
Portability - Communication from ANACOM
ANACOM draws attention to the need for compliance with the Portability Regulation and opens infringement proceedings for detected non-compliances.
ANACOM website found to be accessible to users with disabilities
Over the past year, ANACOM has subjected its website to a number tests of usability and accessibility with a view to identifying barriers of access to the information published there.
ANACOM launches publicity campaign on roaming
ANACOM re-launched its information campaign on international roaming.
Number of telephone accesses continues to increase
At the end of the first quarter of 2010 the total number of main telephone accesses installed at customer request was reported at 4.18 million accesses.
Aerials in use are suitable for receiving Digital Terrestrial Television
ANACOM has established the timetable for the switch-off of analogue television transmissions.
Number of broadband clients using fibre grows 78% in the quarter
At the end of the first quarter of 2010, there were 2.17 million mobile broadband Internet users in Portugal.
20% of new paid television customers use fibre
The total number of subscription TV subscribers increases in the first quarter of this year, to reach 2.6 million.
ANACOM new launches interactive service to answer citizen queries
ANACOM launches new electronic services, a Virtual Assistant that provides users with answers to queries on various topics related to the Communications Sector and two new services to search ITED / ITUR terms of responsibility.
Penetration of mobile service reaches 148.9 per 100 inhabitants in March
At the end of the first quarter of 2010 there were 15.8 million active mobile stations associated with post-paid, pre-paid and hybrid tariff plan.
Postal traffic grows 3.5% in the first quarter
During the first quarter of 2010, total postal traffic grew by around 3.5% over the previous quarter, totalling 305 objects.
Portugal is reported as the EU country with the largest number of subscribers using alternative operators for direct access and the second in mobile broadband
Yesterday, the European Commission published its 15th Progress Report, which presents an overview of the single European electronic communications market in December 2009.
Complaints received by ANACOM increase 24% in 2009
ANACOM receives 41,989 written complaints in 2009, representing an increase of 24% over the volume reported in the previous year.
Increase reported in telephone accesses in 4th quarter
The total number of main telephone accesses installed at customer request as at the end of the fourth quarter of 2009 stood at around 4.260 million.
Postal traffic grows in 4th quarter 2009 but declines year-on-year
During the fourth quarter of 2009, total postal traffic grew by around 7.8% over the previous quarter, totalling 294 objects.
Subscription TV service reports continued growth in 2009
Total number of subscribers of the subscription TV service during the fourth quarter of 2009 exceeds 2.5 million.
Fibre Optic customers double in 4th quarter
In 2009, there were around 3.8 million users with mobile broadband Internet access in Portugal, 59% more than in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Mobile Internet access provided in roaming subject to new rules
New rules governing mobile Internet access provided in roaming, effective this March.
Mobile telephone service has 15.9 million users in 2009
At the end of the 4th quarter of 2009 there were 15.929 million Mobile Telephone Service (MTS) subscribers in Portugal.
ANACOM's web found to be adapted to the needs of users with disabilities
ANACOM's website is adapted to the needs of users with disabilities, according to the HCIM - Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia.
Latest update: 17.02.2010
ANACOM determines by draft decision to revoke license of PT for paid DTT
ANACOM was presented with a request from PT Comunicações to repeal the acts allocating the rights of use of frequencies associated with Multiplexers B to F.
ANACOM enhances consumer support on its website
ANACOM launches dedicated area on its website focusing on providing Consumer Support.
Portugal reports 15.5 million mobile service
At the end of the 3rd quarter of 2009 there were 15.5 million Mobile Telephone Service subscribers in Portugal.
ANACOM draft decision continues downward move in termination rates
Portugal seeks to comply with the European Commission Recommendation on termination rates.
BWA auction launched by ANACOM has three applicants
ANACOM decides to allow the applications submitted by three candidates to the BWA auction.
ANACOM adopts new image from 8 January
Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações adopts a new image from 8 January 2010.
Over 2.4 million subscribers reported to subscription TV service in September
In the third quarter of 2009, the total number of subscribers to the subscription TV service passed 2.4 million, around 72 thousand more than in the previous quarter and 232 thousand more than in the same period of 2008.
- Total postal traffic fell 3.5% in 3rd quarter 2010
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
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