5.2% increase in subscribers to bundles of services in Portugal over first six months of 2018

At the end of the first half of 2018, there were 3.8 million subscribers to bundles of electronic communications services in Portugal (5.2% more at the end of the first half of 2017) with the addition of 189 thousand subscribers. This growth was mainly due to offers with quadruple and quintuple-play services (fixed telephone, fixed broadband, pay-TV, mobile phone and mobile Internet), which grew 7.3% with the addition of 117 thousand subscribers, and to a lesser extent, bundles with three services (fixed telephone, fixed Internet and subscription television), which increased by 6.3% or 93 thousand customers.

In the same period double-play offers lost 21 thousand customers, resulting in a decline of 4.1%.

In terms of the combinations preferred by consumers, quadruple and quintuple-play offers continued to be those with most use in the first half of 2018, with 1.7 million subscribers representing 45.3% of total customers. Triple-play offers, with 1.6 million subscribers, made up 41.7% of total customers.

Bundles of services had a penetration rate of 92.7 per 100 private families (+4.1 percentage points versus the same period of 2017).

Meanwhile, revenues derived from bundles of services totalled around 786 million euros as at the end of June. Quadruple-play and quintuple-play offers accounted for 60% of revenues from bundles, with triple-play making up 32.9%. On average, the monthly revenue per bundle subscriber (including residential and non-residential customers) was 34.62 euros (excluding VAT). In the case of the most used offers (quadruple/quintuple-play), the average monthly bill was 46.12 euros.

In the first half of 2018, MEO was the provider with the largest share of subscribers to bundles of services (40.5%), followed by Grupo NOS (37.7%), Vodafone (17.3%) and NOWO (4.5%). MEO led the market in the various types of offer.

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