Broadband is found throughout the country, with an emphasis on the country’s coastal region. The situation is not new, since since the fourth quarter of 2006 the technology has reached all telephone exchanges with the capacity to receive it.
The most significant change since that date is the duplication of infrastructures in the most densely populated regions, reports Anacom in a document made available today on its website where a graphic representation of the distribution of technology across the country is made.
The information is accompanied by data that reveal the existence of 1,853 exchanges equipped with DSLAM in mainland Portugal. In the regions of Madeira and the Azores, practically all plants are also prepared to supply the technology. In the country there are still areas without broadband, but due to technical inability to provide the exchanges with the necessary changes to provide the service.
With regard to the number of cabled households, the numbers provided by the regulator point to 4.2 million, a figure that does not in fact represent the total households, since households in the most populous regions are covered by the network of more than an operator.
In addition to the ADSL numbers, there are the broadband numbers provided by FWA-based TV distribution networks, which at the end of the second quarter had 18.6 thousand customers.
See the geographical coverage of broadband with TeK.