Broadband Workshop Access to Underserviced Areas/Rural Areas and Licensing. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Portugal – A Brief Overview Portuguese Telecoms Sector Public Policy Rationale Promoting Access to Fixed Broadband Promoting Access to Mobile Broadband Promoting Access to DTT
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Dispersion of thepopulation
Cost of passed HH
Length of local loop
Higherproportion of seniorcitizens
Lowerintensity of competition
Source: BEREC EWG end User Questionnaire
Wedon´thave Wi-Fi. Speak to eachother.
Alternative and efficient policy instruments
2013 / 2014 (Mainland / Islands)
Five public tenders for high-speed networks in rural areas launched by the government in 2009 (EU support):
Sta Cruz Graciosa
11 Aggregation Access Points (PAA)
1 Central Access Point (PAC)
Submarine Cable Faial-Flores-Corvo-Graciosa (FibroGlobal).
Inter-IslandsSubmarine Cable (PTC).
Vila do Porto
9 regions and a total of
36 lots (4 lots/region)
2 x 28 MHz
Number of Assignedlots per Region
~392 MHz of radio spectrum and 39 lots
Subsidies available to sociallydisadvantagedgroups:
Set-Top Box Subsidy
50% of the set-top box price, up to a maximum of 22 €
Find a route + assess availability in database
Cable installation in ducts by OLOs technicians
More used in rural areas.
OLO cableAccess to Poles
“Stones in the road? I save every single one, and one day I’ll build a castle.”
Fernando Pessoa (Lisbon and Durban Poet)