16.2% of Portuguese choose quad-play

By Branislav Pekic

August 18, 2009 11.02 UK

A new market study by the Portuguese communications regulator Anacom has found 16% of telecommunications users subscribe to a quad-play bundle of fixed and mobile telephony, internet access and pay-TV.

Most of those polled subscribe to one communications service (20.3% mobile telephony service and 12.6% fixed telephony). Significantly, 6.3% do not subscribe to any electronic communications service.

The survey conducted by Anacom and TNS-Euroteste reveals that multiple play penetration in December 2008 amounted to 23.5%, compared to 17.4% in the previous year. Among them, the triple-play offer is the most popular, used by 34.9%.