According to the Portuguese regulator Anacom, there were 1.68 million fixed Internet access subscribers in the country at the end of Q3. This represented an increase of 2.3% on the previous quarter and 9.2% year-on-year. The vast majority (94%, or 1.57 million) were broadband, and of this total ADSL accounted for 62% (around 971,000) and cable modem 37% (585,000). Grupo PT’s share of the fixed broadband market stood at 69.1% at the end of Q3, 0.6% down on three months earlier and 2.7% less than 12 months. Alternative carriers continue to benefit from Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) and accounted for 48% of all new fixed broadband customers in the third quarter.