Fixed internet growth stalls as mobile broadband use continues to grow

13 Aug 2008

Portugal’s telecoms regulator Anacom says the country was home to 1.92 million registered mobile broadband users at the end of June, up almost 95% year-on-year. Of these, more than 886,000 were active in the second quarter of this year, representing an increase of over 146% on the same period last year. The fixed broadband internet customer base saw annual growth of just 3.4% to reach 1.57 million, with over 58% of these connected via ADSL technology. Taking into account a drop in dial-up user numbers, the actual total number of fixed internet users fell by 0.7% year-on-year.