At the end of first quarter 2017 (1Q2017), the penetration rate of main telephone accesses in Portugal reached 46.2 accesses per 100 inhabitants. However, according to Marktest's Barómetro de Telecomunicações (Telecommunications Barometer), in 1Q2017, about one quarter of fixed telephone service (FTS) customers did not use the service.
The national stock of main telephone accesses shrank to 4.78 million accesses (0.2% fewer than in the previous quarter and 1.3% more than in the same quarter of the previous year). The quarterly decline (at least 7.5 thousand equivalent accesses) was mainly due to a decrease in the number of analogue accesses (70.7 fewer thousand accesses).
There were around 20 thousand public pay-telephones - 1.2% fewer than in the previous quarter and 5.3% fewer than in first quarter 2016.
At the end of the period, MEO was provider of 45.8% of total main accesses (a reduction of 0.7 percentage points from the previous quarter). Grupo NOS was the second largest provider, with a share of 35.1% (increasing 0.3 percentage points from the previous quarter). Vodafone reported a share of 15% (increasing 0.5 percentage points), and was the fastest growing provider in this quarter.
The volume of FTS voice minutes decreased by 2.8% in relation to the previous quarter and by 12% in relation to first quarter 2016.
On average, 94 minutes were consumed per access per month: 73 minutes per month were consumed per main access in fixed-fixed calls (3 minutes fewer than in the previous quarter), 9 minutes in fixed-mobile calls (in line with the previous quarter) and 6 minutes in international calls (a reduction of 1 minute from the previous quarter).
Consult the statistical report:
- Telephone service at a fixed location and nomadic VOIP - 1st quarter 2017 https://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=1415425