Fixed-Line Subscriptions Flat Since 2009

  • 11 Apr 2017 12:00 PM
Fixed-Line Subscriptions Flat Since 2009
The number of landline subscriptions has stagnated in the last nine years, while the number of broadband internet subscriptions doubled, according to figures from the media authority NMHH.

The spread of internet-based telephony is catching on fast, as 280 million minutes of calls were initiated via mobile internet-enabled phones in February.

In comparison, this number was 50 million for landlines.

Hungarian telecoms companies had 2.7 million broadband internet subscribers at the end of February, including 1.15 million who access the internet via cable.

Magyar Telekom had 35.2% of the market, UPC 22% and Digi 16%.

At the end of 2009, some 60% of the 1.34 million internet subscribers surfed the web on fixed-line broadband internet. Cable and digital television was available in 3.5 million households, while 600,000 used antennas for terrestrial broadcasts.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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