ACIST – Portuguese Communications Business Association – represents 150 small and medium business clusters operating in the following areas: infrastructures, telecommunications, ICTs and multimedia. ACIST gathers more than 90% of the Portuguese enterprises that fit this economic profile. It is the only association of its kind in Portugal.
ACIST is represented at ANACOM’s Advisory Board, the representative of the communications sector in Portugal, and participates in several workgroups and specialised committees in the field, namely in association with the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications, towards the development and implementation of the NGNs in Portugal.
A credible interlocutor and social partner for the enterprises it represents, ACIST acts as a dynamic motor in their negotiating power, business and structural strengthening, and in promoting regular updates in the ICT sector, enabling them to compete with market rivals.
Since 2008, ACIST has expanded its area of performance by launching a strategy to internationalise its services, making it a goal to follow closely and in constant dynamic the development of the sector in the Portuguese speaking countries.