Portugal

Is there net neutrality regulation?

Yes. See EU Regulation 2015/2120 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32015R2120 and BEREC Guidelines on the Implementation by National Regulators of European Net Neutrality Rules http://berec.europa.eu/eng/document_register/subject_matter/berec/download/0/6160-berec-guidelines-on-the-implementation-b_0.pdf

 

Has any national regulator issued any regulation regarding zero rating?

Yes. ‘A descriptive report was issued in 2017 http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=45897 In February 2018, ANACOM deemed the exisiting zero rating offerings “to be in breach of net neutrality rules and undermines innovation in the Internet ecosystem” https://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=1430339&languageId=1

 

Is zero rating permitted by the national regulation or tolerated by the national regulator?

Yes.

 

Name of the operators implementing zero rating offerings:

Meo; Nos; Vodafone.

 

Are the operators zero-rating specific services (e.g. only Whatsapp) or classes of services (e.g. all instant messaging apps)?

Specific apps grouped in predefined categories.

 

In case only specific services are zero rated, what are the zero rated services?

Meo services are zero rated by default: Meo Music, Meo Cloud, Meo Go, Meo Drive. 5 types of pre-selected groups of apps are proposed besides Meo Services a) Messaging: WahtsApp, Skype, Viber, Hangout, iMessage, Facetime b) Social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Tumbler, Linkedin, Pinterest c) Video: YouTube, Netflix, Periscope, Twitch d) Music: Spotify, Tuneln, Google Play Music, SoundCloud e) Mail&Cloud: Gmail, YahooMail, SAPO Mail, Google Drive, One Drive, Amazon Drive, iCloud ‘https://www.meo.pt/internet/internet-movel/telemovel/pacotes-com-telemovel#maisinternet

 

Is the zero-rated service throttled or blocked after the data volume is exceeded?

 

Is the user signing up for free (e.g. zero rated services are bundled with specific offerings) or is the zero rating offering?

 

Is the Content of Application  Provider paying to be zero-rated?

Unknown.

 

Is the zero rating offering time-limited?

No.

 

Internet penetration level:

In Oct/2019, 78.2% per IWS https://www.internetworldstats.com/stats4.htm

 

Is there data protection regulation in the country?

Yes. General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/oj