This, according to the latest data published by the regulator ANACOM, was 4.45 percentage points more than in the same period last year.
In the year to September, the number of accesses supported on optical fibre increased by 275,000 (+ 14.2%). Meanwhile, accesses supported over cable TV networks increased by 1.3% and represented 29.3% of the total (one percentage point less than 12 months earlier).
ADSL accesses maintained the downward trend, decreasing 21.5% compared to the same quarter last year, representing 9.8% of the total accesses (- 3.3 points). Fixed accesses supported on mobile networks increased by 3.7% and had accounted for 6.9% of the total.
Total fixed broadband Internet traffic increased 53% in Q3 compared to the same period last year. Average monthly traffic per access was 193 GB, 45.7% more than in the Q3 2019. Average monthly traffic in this quarter was lower than the historical maximum recorded in the previous quarter (209.7 GB).
In terms of subscriber shares, Meo had 40.4%, Grupo Nos 35.2%, Vodafone 20.4% and Nowo/Onitelecom Group 3.6%. If only residential accesses were considered, Meo had a subscriber share of 38.9%, followed by Grupo Nos with 37.4%, Vodafone with (19.5%) and Nowo/Onitelecom Group with 4%.
With regard to fixed broadband traffic, Meo had a 38.9% share at the end of September, followed by Grupo Nos with a 34.9% share, Vodafone with 22.1% and Nowo/Onitelecom with 3.3%.