MTel retains top spot as fixed broadband users swell to 2.259m in Sept

29 Oct 2013

The National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) in Hungary says that the country was home to a total of 2.259 million fixed broadband subscribers at 30 September 2013, up 59,000 quarter-on-quarter, with dominant operator Magyar Telekom (MTel), retaining top spot as the leading service provider, with a 35.6% market share at that date. Second position was taken by UPC Hungary with 21.8%, followed by DIGI (13.0%), Invitel Holding (9.7%), Tarr (2.6%), PR-Telekom (2.2%), ViDaNet (1.9%), GTS Hungary (0.8%), Parisat (0.5%) and ‘others’ (11.2%).

In terms of access, cable continues to be the most popular technology platform of choice, accounting for 928,366 connections, up from 907,802 at end-June, according to the NMHH which bases its information from data gleaned from market leaders covering 82.8% of the cable modem segment. Further, the watchdog notes that of the cable total, some 376,226 are now on a DOCSIS 3.0 service. In addition, the watchdog reports that the number of FTTx broadband subscriptions stood at 346,720, up from 337,473 three months earlier (based on providers covering 99% of the FTTx segment), while the xDSL subscriber total was 772,046 (767,341, based on data covering ~98% of all xDSL providers).