Increase of 10.8% in the number of customers of high-speed networks over 2017

There were 2.4 million residential customers in Portugal with high-speed networks and services at a fixed location in the first six months of 2018 (10.8% more than in the same period of 2017). The Alentejo and the Centre Region were the regions of Portugal that registered the largest increases, with 30.8% and 21.3%, respectively.

In the same period, there were around 4.5 million dwellings cabled with high-speed networks (4.8% more than in the same period of 2017). Coverage by high-speed networks was at least 71.8%. The Autonomous Region of Madeira and the Centre region were the regions which saw the largest increase in coverage over the six-month period, with increases of 19.5% and 10%, respectively.

At the end of June, there were an estimated 4.2 million dwellings in Portugal cabled by optical fibre (10.5% more than in the same period of 2017). At least 66.5% of conventional dwellings and establishments had access to at least one fibre network (6.3 percentage points more than in the same period of 2017). By region, the most significant increases compared to 2017 were reported in the Autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira, with increases of 46.8% and 34.6%, respectively. In these regions, together with the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon, minimum fibre network coverage exceeds 70%.

The number of dwellings cabled by high-speed accesses supported by cable TV networks increased by 0.4%, totalling 3.5 million, corresponding to coverage of 55.8%.

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