KSH: Telecommunications, internet service fees up 0.5% in 2015

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Telecommunications and internet services fees increased by a marginal 0.5% in 2015, remaining well below the overall 1.9% increase on service prices, according to a report published by Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) late last week.

The number of landline connections in Hungary was up 2.5% in 2015 as compared to the previous year, reaching 3.086 million, KSH reported, adding that this growth is likely the result of the 12% increase in Voice over IP connections, which currently represents 52% of the landline market.

According to KSH, mobile phones, remain in the lead with an average of 186 mobile phones per 100 Hungarian households, with 52 of these being smartphones – nearly double the number from two years earlier. Conversely, 47 out of every 100 households had a landline connection in 2015, KSH said.

The number of mobile phone subscriptions grew by 69,000 as compared to the previous year, reaching 11.9 million by 2015 year end, according to the KSH report.

Internet subscriptions reached 8.11 million last year, up 11% in Q4 compared to the same quarter a year earlier, KSH added.

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