Hungary - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

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.

Table of Contents

  • 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 – 2006 - 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 – 2003 - 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 – 2003 - 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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Number of pages 19

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Last updated 12 Oct 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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