NMHH reports 2.169m fixed broadband connections at end-November

8 Jan 2013

Hungary’s telecoms regulator the National Media and Telecommunications Authority (NMHH) has published a market update on the country’s fixed broadband sector, reporting that Hungary was home to 2.169 million fixed broadband connections at 30 November 2012. According to the findings of the watchdog’s latest monthly flash report, which are compiled from data supplied by Magyar Telekom, Invitel, GTS Hungary, UPC Hungary, DIGI, PR-Telecom, Tarr, ViDaNet and Parisat (covering 98% of the landline voice market) – shows that the dominant access platform is cable with 875,761 homes connected (of which 241,178 were DOCSIS 3.0 enabled), followed by xDSL (775,246 lines) and fibre-optic (FTTx) with 316,900 connections. In terms of fixed broadband market share, the NMHH shows that Magyar Telekom (T-Home) was the leading service provider with a 34.7% market share, followed by UPC Hungary with 21.8%, DIGI (13.7%), Invitel (9.7%) and others (20.1%).

In the fixed voice segment, the country counted more than 1.931 million switched (PSTN) voice channels at 30 November 2012, 434,219 voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) accesses and 589,114 VoCATV voice channels. Magyar Telekom’s T-Home again led the pack with a 59.1% share of the fixed voice market, followed by Invitel with 13.0%, UPC Hungary with 12.7%, DIGI (8.9%) and others (6.3%).