Press releases in 2021
ANACOM moves to prevent an excessive delay to completion of the auction of 5G and other relevant bands
Measures to speed up the procedure include a greater number of rounds per day and, if necessary, barring the use of the smallest bidding increments.
ANACOM approves 10% reduction of the maximum prices of the Ethernet circuits between Mainland Portugal, Azores and Madeira
The maximum prices of the CAM circuits have already fallen by 94.5% since 2015, considering the reductions of CAM Ethernet circuits of 1 Gbps.
Coverage of high-speed networks in the Centre, Algarve, Alentejo and Madeira regions narrows gap compared to national average
The improved coverage recorded in 2020 in these regions brought them closer to the national average, thus strengthening territorial cohesion.
Due to COVID-19, more people used the internet to phone or make video calls via OTT services.
5G equipment is operating in accordance with the appropriate technical requirements and values are more than 50 times below the reference levels.
Of the total complaints of 2020, 70% refer to electronic communications and 30% refer to the postal services, which showed the highest growth.
Increase of telecommunications prices in Portugal surpasses by 16 percentage points the reduction observed in the European Union
Between end of 2009 and January 2021, telecommunications prices in Portugal increased by 6.4%, while in the European Union they fell by 9.9%.
The pandemic contributed to a 20% increase in parcel traffic, but had a negative effect on all other postal traffic.
Study concludes that the predominantly or moderately urban areas show better performance than the rural areas.
In 2020, ANACOM concluded 426 cases of breach proceedings, 137% more than in the previous year.