New Market Report: Portugal Telecommunications Report Q4 2015

New Fixed Networks market report from Business Monitor International: "Portugal Telecommunications Report Q4 2015"

[USPRwire, Wed Oct 21 2015] With the mature mobile market exhibiting volatile growth due to the dual effects of saturation and multi-service bundling and the high cost of fibre limiting the opportunities in the wireline broadband sector, the outlook for Portugal's telecoms industry is far from optimistic. That said, the sale of Portugal Telecom to Altice and the likely sale of the latter's surplus cable broadband units to Vodafone suggest that a change of strategy will emerge in the next 12-18 months. This will be a boon to the weak consumer market, but the surviving operators will need to be leaner and fitter to survive the changing market dynamics.

Key Data:

Wireline voice accesses are forecast to decline from 4.582mn in 2014 to 4.402mn by 2019 as more consumers switch to mobiles or IP-based substitutes.

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The mobile market is forecast to grow from 16.839mn subscriptions in 2014 to 16.790mn by 2019. 3G/4G upgrades will be operators' area of focus; subscriptions are forecast to rise from 5.158mn in 2014 to 6.330mn in 2019.

Converged services will continue to be popular, with bundling seen by operators as the most economically viable means of expanding their user and revenue bases. However, dampened consumer spending means that broadband subscriptions are forecast to rise from 3.378mn in 2014 to just 3.796mn in 2019.

Risk/Reward Index: Portugal has one of the lowest aggregate scores within BMI's Risk/Reward Index for Western Europe's telecommunications industry. The country is highly unappealing due to lower consumer spending caused by congenital economic weakness as well as an entrenched demand for low-cost services that operators are struggling to replace with premium services. Bundling has helped a little, but is ARPU-dilutive, further weighing on the sector's attractiveness.

The Portugal Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Portugal's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Portugal Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Portugal.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Portugal to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Portuguese telecoms market.

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