Recently, Anacom published a report on the use of Internet via satellite in Portugal, revealing an increase in subscribers to the services. Despite having a very significant transformation in the market in Portugal, at around 00.03%, no increase of 4.7% was recorded in the third quarter of 2021, when compared to the previous period of the year. Satellite access reached 1.3 thousand users.
The use of data provided by satellite internet has densities remote from the country, from the population strength and the final approximate data with a higher growth 2018.
Seeking to understand the best offer of planning systems services in Portugal, an offer selectra, a specialist in price comparisons for telecommunications, water and energy, investigated which is the best offer today. In its companies SkyDSL listed the German provider, 90 euros that practices the most affordable prices12, offering packages to us. This package includes 18 Mbps speed and an 8 GB traffic limit. Its connections are better, such as the 24 Mbps and 40 Mbps offers per case 26.90 and 29.90 euros per month, both with unlimited traffic.
The company’s service is said to be able to cover the entire national territory. To access the service, users use a modem that connects to the antenna that is in contact with a telecommunications satellite. In the Selectra study, the company does not require loyalty contracts, and the customer can withdraw from the service at any time. Also check that the installation is simple without the need for a specialized technician and making a displacement. The customer receives the corresponding kit with the material and instructions on how to connect to the service.
However, it is noted that the TV packages do not include streaming services, requiring a browser to access Netflix or Disney Plus.
In addition to SkyDSL, Selectra listed other satellite Internet service providers in Portugal. NOS and MEO operators have prices starting at 24.99 euros, respectively 24.99 and 7.99 euros. The most recent to appear on the market was Starlink, from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, with speeds of 1 Gbps but with prices of 99 euros per month. Finally, there are five more service providers: Greenmill (Tooway), Nextweb (Onesat), Eutelsat (Konnect), Satellite of Wisdom (Bigblu and Vivasat).