The winners of the latest edition of the 500 Biggest & Best Companies in Portugal are already known. MEO and Altice Labs are part of the ranking announced by EXAME magazine and were distinguished with the Highest Value Added Award and the Sectoral Award in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications area, respectively.

For 28 editions, EXAME magazine has been distinguishing excellence and honouring the 500 Biggest and Best Companies in the country. The ranking results from an annual study developed in partnership with Deloitte and Informa D&B, which analyzes the largest national companies with the greatest impact on the national economy.

At a ceremony held on the 19th  December, at Caixa Geral de Depósitos headquarters, in Lisbon, the best national companies were announced, according to their activity sector.

Highlighting its contribution to the portuguese economy, MEO was distinguished in the 2017 edition with the Highest Value Added Award. To João Zúquete da Silva, Altice / PT’s Chief Corporate Officer, who represented the company in receiving this distinction, this award proves “the importance of the company in the portuguese business, economy and society”.

In this year’s edition, Altice Labs is also recognized as the best company in its sector and was honoured with a Sectoral Award in Technology, Media and Telecommunications. According to Alcino Lavrador, general manager of Altice Labs, who received the trophy on behalf of the company, “the distinction reflects Altice’s commitment in Portugal and Altice Labs as a pole of technological innovation for the entire Altice group and for the global market. This shows that only through innovation can companies grow and differentiate themselves. This award is the result of the effort and commitment of all employees during 2016, which confirms the consolidation of Altice Labs as the top exponent of the technological sector in Portugal. This award is for all those who daily at Altice Labs exceed and reinvent themselves to turn the Altice Group into the leader in advanced telecommunications services”.

The study that selects the 500 Biggest & Best Companies in Portugal is published since 1990 and gives a picture of the annual performance and the structuring role of these companies to the national economy. With the awards conferred to MEO and Altice Labs, the Altice Group once again reinforces its importance in the development and creation of value in Portugal.