A great deal has changed since the last look at Portugal’s mobile network experience. NOS has gone from having the smallest haul of awards (three joint wins in the previous report) to winning every award either outright or jointly. It wins three awards outright (Video Experience, Upload Speed Experience and 4G Availability), after not having any sole victories last time around.
Since the previous report, all three nationwide operators have launched 5G mobile services. Both NOS and Vodafone did so in late November, while MEO followed shortly afterwards with a launch in early January.
All three operators obtained 700 MHz and 3.6 GHz spectrum in ANACOM’s recent 5G spectrum auction. In addition, both NOS and MEO also acquired additional spectrum in the 900 MHz band, while NOS obtained the spectrum in the 2100 MHz band as well. In addition, ANACOM launched a consultation on the use of the 26 GHz band, which closed at the end of January.
In this report, we’ve analyzed the mobile experience of our Portuguese users across all three national operators — MEO, NOS and Vodafone — over the 90 day period starting September 1, 2021 and ending November 29, 2021. Our results include measurements from all generations of mobile network technologies.