NOWO (“novo”) is a Portuguese telecommunications company. It is one of the four triple play operators in Portugal.[1]

Sociedade Anónima
Founded27 September 1993 (as Cabovisão)
19 September 2016 (as NOWO)
HeadquartersLisbon, Portugal
ProductsLandline, mobile, broadband, television

Apax France and Fortino Capital have been NOWO´s shareholders since September 2015.[2] In Portugal, these groups also own the telecommunications company ONI, which operates in the corporate market, however, ONI was already previously owned by Cabovisão, after its purchase by Altice, in 2012.[3]

NOWO has one of the biggest fiber optic networks, around 14,000 km (~8,700 mi) (covering more than 70 municipalities and 200 parishes), with the capacity of providing service to more than 900 thousand houses.


Cabovisão's second logo, used from 2012 until 2016.

NOWO was created in September 2016 as a result of the Cabovisão rebranding.[4]

NOWO has national mobile coverage, with 4G speeds, allowing the company to create a mobile offer available throughout the country and abroad, through roaming agreements established with foreign operators. The coverage is possible due to the MVNO agreement- mobile virtual network operator which allows use of other operator networks – celebrated on January 2016 with MEO.


  1. ^ "ANACOM imposes corrective measures on MEO, NOS, Nowo and Vodafone". ANACOM. 2017-08-01.
  2. ^ Brito, Ana. "Altice vende Cabovisão e Oni à Apax França". PÚBLICO. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ "Oni e Nowo concentram operações em Lisboa". Dinheiro Vivo (in Portuguese). 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  4. ^ "APDC - Cabovisão passa a NOWO". Retrieved 2017-06-28.

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