MEO is a mobile and fixed telecommunications service and commercial brand from Portugal Telecom, managed by MEO - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia. The service was started as a pilot test in Lisbon in 2006 and was later extended to Porto and Castelo Branco. The commercial launch of the ADSL2+ service took place in June 2007, and the satellite service began in April 2008, using the Hispasat satellite, soon followed by the FTTH service. The ADSL2+ and FTTH offers reach the various regions of Portugal and include broadband Internet services (at up to 400Mbit/s currently) as well as a telephone service.
MEO service was officially founded after the separation of PT Comunicações and PT Multimédia which this last one changed its name to ZON Multimédia. While PT Multimédia served up from coax cables, after separation, MEO started making use of network cables (copper) serving the telephone signal to transmit the signal IPTV. The television service supplied by MEO within the copper cable network is served on the ADSL line.
In May 2009 PT Comunicações announced, after the TDT (Terrestrial Digital Television) transmissions have started, that the triple play service is also available with the fiber optic which speeds can achieve the 400 Megabits per second.
MEO offers another service that relies on the TDT, MEO TDT which is included in the 3G plates service that is captured through the mobile internet signals from TDT. This service included one High Definition (HD) channel and the five main Portuguese channels: RTP 1, RTP 2, SIC, TVI e ARTV. MEO TDT's service also allows some of the advantages found on the ADSL and Fiber Optic service (pause and recording).
In July 2010 Portugal Telecom informed that MEO has surpassed 700 thousand clients.
In November 2011, MEO achieved one million subscriptions.In January 2014 MEO and TMN become a single brand under a logic of convergence and a new brand was born, MEO Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia S.A..