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Hungary - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Hungary - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Hungary's broadband market has benefited from intense infrastructure-based competition, with the result that broadband penetration is relatively high for the region. There is an extensive cable network competing against DSL services and a vibrant and rapidly expanding fibre sector. In May 2018 Liberty Global agreed to sell its cable unit UPC Hungary to Vodafone Group, a deal which will see Vodafone Hungary improve its position in the market for bundled services.

The regulator has introduced a number of measures aimed at promoting market competition, which is pushing the drive for higher speed platforms and encouraging operators to invest in technology upgrades with a focus on fibre deployments. The incumbent telco Maygar Telekom has built an extensive 1Gb/s footprint and has also launched a 2Gb/s fibre service. FttP and the expansion of services based on the DOCSIS3.1 standard will help drive the take-up of fixed broadband services, though from about 2023 it is anticipated that growth will slow as customers adopt voice and data services on 5G infrastructure, particularly in rural areas.

Amendments to the Utility Tax have also encouraged operators to accelerate the deployment of superfast networks (those which provide data of at least 30Mb/s). These connections accounted for more than 68% of all fixed broadband connections by mid-2018.

This report provides an overview of Hungary's broadband market, including market analyses, statistics and subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

Maygar Telekom launches a 2Gb/s fibre service;
Government invests HUF150 billion in program to deliver universal 30Mb/s broadband services;
Vodafone Group acquires UPC Hungary from Liberty Global;
Digi Telecom acquires Invitel;
Telcos strike deal with the government to extend broadband to underserved areas;
Utility Tax amendments favouring superfast broadband network roll-outs;
RG Networks launches satellite broadband via Eutelsat;
FttX subscriber base broaches 668,000;
Government expands e-payment systems;
Maygar Telecom steps up e-health initiatives;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2018, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

UPC Hungary, Vodafone Hungary, Maygar Telecom, Hungarotel, GTS Datanet, B2B Europe.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Wi-Fi
6.2 Satellite broadband
7. Digital economy
7.1 E-government
7.1.1 Infrastructure
7.2 E-health
7.3 E-Commerce
7.4 E-education
8. Related reports
Table 1 Internet access revenue by platform 2002 - 2018
Table 2 Dial-up internet traffic 2002 - 2015
Table 3 Fixed-line broadband traffic 2015 - 2018
Table 4 Historic - Internet users and penetration rates 1999 - 2009
Table 5 Internet users and penetration rates 2010 - 2018
Table 6 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2018
Table 7 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by major operator 2011 - 2018
Table 8 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by minor operator 2011 - 2018
Table 9 Fixed broadband lines above 30Mb/s, by platform 2011 - 2018
Table 10 Proportion of household internet connections by type 2011 - 2018
Table 11 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 12 Cable broadband subscribers 2003 - 2018
Table 13 UPC cable broadband subscribers 2003 - 2018
Table 14 Magyar Telekom cable broadband subscribers 2004 - 2018
Table 15 Digi Telecom RGUs by service 2017 - 2018
Table 16 DSL broadband subscribers 2007 - 2018
Table 17 Magyar Telekom retail DSL subscribers 2004 2018
Table 18 FttX broadband subscribers 2010 - 2018
Table 19 Magyar Telekom FttX subscribers 2010 - 2018
Table 20 Wireless broadband subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 21 Use of e-government services (proportion of internet users) 2010 - 2017
Chart 1 Internet access revenue by platform 2002 2018
Chart 2 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2018

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