Bundles of communications services reached 4.3 million subscribers in the national market at the end of June, 161,000 more subscribers than a year earlier, a 3.9% increase. These values were due to the 4P and 5P offers, which increased by 114 thousand. MEO leads in terms of number of customers, according to the data obtained and now revealed by Anacom.
The 4/5P offers were the most used in the first half of the year, with 2.2 million subscribers (50.8% of the total subscribers), followed by the 3P offers, with 1.7 million subscribers (39 .5%). 2P revenues represent only 9.7% of the total. Regulator estimates show that there are 89.4 bundled services for every 100 families in the national market.
Between January and June 2021, revenues from bundled services totaled around 888 million euros, having increased by 3.5%. Revenues from 4/5P offers represent 63.1% of the total, with the average monthly revenue per subscriber amounting to 34.58 euros, excluding VAT (-0.7% compared to the same period of the previous year). Average monthly revenue was €43.20 for 4/5P offers (-1.9%) and €27.65 for 3P offers (+1.0%).
MEO was the provider with the largest share of subscribers to bundled services (40.8%), followed by NOS (36.2%), Vodafone (19.6%) and NOWO (3.4%). Compared to the same period last year, Vodafone and MEO increased their share of subscribers, by 0.8 and 0.3 percentage points, respectively, while the shares of NOS and NOWO decreased by 0.8 and 0.3 percentage points, respectively.
In terms of bundled service revenues, MEO also leads, with 41.1%, followed by NOS (40.0%), Vodafone (16.8%) and NOWO (2.1%). Compared to the same period last year, Vodafone and MEO increased their share of revenues by 1.3 and 0.5 percentage points, respectively, while NOS and NOWO decreased (-1.3 and -0.5 respectively percentage points).
It should be recalled that during the most critical period of the pandemic, in 2020, measures were in force between March and September of that year to ensure the protection of users of essential public services that were also extended to telecommunications. In the first half of 2021, similar measures reappeared.