The number of Portuguese accessing television via fiber optic technology in Portugal grew by 10.4% compared to 2021. This was the conclusion reached by a study recently released by ANACOM, the national regulatory authority for postal and electronic communications.
The annual report on the television signal distribution service showed that the offers of the subscription TV service (TVS) supported over FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home) registered, in 2022, 258 thousand more subscribers compared to 2021, reaching a total of 2.7 million customers. After all, at the end of last year, offers supported by FTTH represented 60.8% of total STV service subscribers.
According to the regulatory authority, at the end of 2022, 4.5 million Portuguese people were using the subscription TV service, which totals a growth of 136 thousand compared to the same period last year (3.1%) driven by offers supported by optical fiber. In addition to winning over new subscribers, “customers who were previously supported by other networks” were “transferred” to FTTH solutions, stresses ANACOM.
In total, in 2022, 96.4% of families had the STV service, a figure that translates into an increase of 2.7 percentage points compared to 2021. Within these values, the total number of residential subscribers stands out (89, 1%), which reached 4 million (an increase of 2.9% in relation to the previous year) and non-residential subscribers (10.9%), which increased by 4.8%, totaling 490 thousand customers.
We remind you that dstelecom has been one of the main promoters of these results, taking fiber optics to more than 700,000 homes in 1/3 of the mainland municipalities, through a neutral fiber optic network open to all telecommunications operators.