Archive - 2011
Growth reported in number of telephone access
A total of 4.5 million main telephone accesses were reported in Portugal at the end of third quarter 2011, 0.4 percent above the previous quarter.
Latest update: 29.12.2011
ANACOM launches campaign on DTT
ANACOM presents campaign to publicise information on the migration to Digital Terrestrial Television.
Over 60% of DTT set-top-boxes sold in Portugal cost under 30 euros
The average price of DTT set-top-boxes in Portugal continues to fall.
Mobile service users continue to increase
By the end of the 3rd quarter of 2011 there were about 16.63 million active mobile stations associated with post-paid, prepaid and mixed/hybrid tariff plans.
ANACOM and DECO form partnership to bring information on DTT to the whole country
ANACOM and DECO have concluded a cooperation agreement to conduct clarification sessions on DTT across the whole of Portugal.
ANACOM begins distribution of six million Guias TDT (DTT Guides) across Portugal
ANACOM begins distribution of DTT Guide in Portugal.
Nazaré changes to digital television successfully
The switch-off of the analogue FTA signal in the region of Nazaré/Alcobaça was concluded successfully.
Survey reveals that 99 percent of Nazaré households know about DTT
Analogue television signal switch-off set for 13 October.
ANACOM debates liberalisation of the postal sector on 6 October at CCB
ANACOM will hold the 5th ANACOM International Conference, under the theme 'Liberalisation of the postal service: year one'.
Portugal sees 2nd quarter decline of 0.8% in number of mobile stations
ANACOM has reported that there were around 16.32 million active mobile stations associated with post-paid, pre-paid and combined/hybrid tariff plans in Portugal as at the end of the second quarter of 2011.
Latest update: 30.09.2011
ANACOM meets major retailers to prepare for the switch to digital television
ANACOM met with major retailers today to discuss preparations for the first switch-off of the analogue television signal.
Subscription television service grows in second quarter
In June, the total number of subscribers to the subscription television service in Portugal reached about 2.85 million, increasing by 42 thousand compared to the first quarter and by 197 thousand compared to 2nd quarter 2010.
Latest update: 07.10.2011
14% increase in number of optical fibre customers in 2nd quarter
At the end of June, there were approximately 173 thousand Internet access customers in Portugal using optical fibre (FTTH/B), 14.2% more than in the previous quarter, with 95% of these customers reported as residential.
Latest update: 28.09.2011
ANACOM reports half a million visits to its website in the first six months of 2011
Between 1 January and 30 June, ANACOM's website, www.anacom.pt, received 506,069 visits from 354,120 users.
ANACOM brings information on DTT to the whole country - Nationwide distribution of TDT Notícias begins today
ANACOM will start national distribution of 'TDT Notícias' (DTT News), a free publication which the regulator has produced to bring information to the Portuguese population about the transition to digital terrestrial television.
ANACOM wins appeal imposed by PT
Lisbon Commercial Court, through sentence of 20 June, maintained the decision of ANACOM to apply to PT Comunicações a fine of the value of 500 thousand euros.
Transition to DTT in Cacém deemed a success
With the switch-off of the analogue television relay in Cacém on 16 June, eight parishes in the municipality of Sintra joined Alenquer by entering the era of digital television.
Cacém television broadcasting relay was switched off yesterday
Eight parishes in Sintra turn off analogue television.
ANACOM requires from PTC an immediate improvement of quality of information provided on DTT
ANACOM has ordered Portugal Telecom to improve the quality of information provided to the public on matters related to digital terrestrial television.
ANACOM launches COM.escolha - a new online tool which helps consumers choose the services that are best for them
ANACOM has today launched COM.escolha, a new tool which consumers can use to consult tariffs and simulate consumption of Internet, mobile telephone, fixed telephone and television services.
Cacém gets ready to migrate to digital terrestrial television
The presence of digital terrestrial television (DTT) is already being felt in Cacém and surroundings areas, even though the analogue signal is not due to be switched off until 16.06.2011.
ANACOM prohibits pay-TV operators from engaging in unfair commercial practises
ANACOM has decided to prohibit unfair commercial practises within the scope of the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT).
Migration to Digital Terrestrial Television concluded successfully in Alenquer
Alenquer shows how migration to digital terrestrial television can be concluded successfully - no one left without TV.
The switch-off of analogue television in Portugal begins - Alenquer becomes the first place to receive only Digital Terrestrial Television
The analogue television signal in Alenquer will be switched off today, making the town the first in Portugal to transition to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT).
ANACOM repudiates the use of the end of analogue television as an argument to sell pay TV services
ANACOM will within its jurisdiction act firmly against the use of the end of analogue television as an argument to sell pay TV services.
2nd Lusophone Forum of Communications
The 2nd Lusophone Forum of Communications will take place on 14 and 15 April 2011, at Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, in Sintra, organized by ARCTEL-CPLP.
New tests of decoders for Digital TV conducted by DECO reveal image quality in traditional television sets
The result of the new tests, including new set-top-box models, can be accessed on the ANACOM site.
ANACOM hosts information session on DTT in Alenquer on Tuesday 29th March
ANACOM will host a public information session on Digital Terrestrial Television, in Alenquer, on Tuesday, 29th March.
ANACOM launches its Consumer Portal on 15.03.2011
ANACOM launches its Consumer Portal on 15.03.2011, aiming to improve the information provided to consumers.
High-speed networks with 292 thousand customers in 2010
The next generation fixed networks that provide high-speed access are currently supported over optical fibre (FTTH/B) and cable TV distribution networks using the EuroDOCSIS 3.0 standard.
Latest update: 07.03.2011
ANACOM conducts a study on the evolution of NGA
ANACOM has conducted a study on the evolution of NGA where appears evident that the most salient features in the deployment of NGA are related to the role of the state.
DTT set-top-boxes give a good image even on conventional TV sets and have seen a drop in prices
The results of ongoing comparative tests of DTT set-top-boxes, conducted in January by Deco.
Prices of postal services in Portugal compare favourably with the rest of EU
ANACOM conducts study making a systematic comparison between prices of postal services receiving most use and included within the scope of the universal service, ensured by the universal service providers.
Portability problems improve and success rate rises above 80%
Infringement proceedings were brought against 16 companies, given the breach of Article 12, Number 7, of the Portability Regulation (timeout situations).
Mobile services grow in 3rd quarter of 2010
At the end of September there were around 16.14 million active mobile stations, a 1.7 percent increase over the previous quarter.
ANACOM adopts final decision on termination of analog TV broadcasts
ANACOM adopted the final decision on the plan for termination of analogue television broadcasts in the transition to digital terrestrial television.
Total telephone accesses and direct access customers rise in 3rd quarter
In the third quarter of 2010, the total set of main telephone accesses installed at customer request was reported at around 4.4 million accesses.
Latest update: 10.01.2011
- Growth reported in number of telephone access
Services and Useful Information
Tenders for the selection of provider(s) of universal service of electronic communications
Consultation on the draft decision on the results of the audit to PTC's universal service net costs (2007-2009) - comments until 22.05.2013
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