Broadband market expands, dial-up market contracts in Q2


Hungary's broadband internet market continue to grow in the Q2 of 2006 as the market for dial-up internet services contracted, figures published by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) on Wednesday show.
Hungarians had 1.034 million internet subscriptions on June 30, 2006, 31% more than a year earlier and 3% more than on March 31, 2006. The number of broadband subscriptions increased 68% and accounted for fourth-fifths of all internet connections. There were 450,400 were DSL subscriptions, 307,2000 cable broadband subscriptions and 160,800 dial-up subscriptions at the end of June. The number of dial-up subscriptions was half that a year earlier. There were 230 internet service providers at the end of June, 35 more than a year earlier. However, just 19 companies controlled 90% of the market. The market was worth about Ft 21.6 billion in Q2 2006, 43% more than in the same period a year earlier. (Mti-Eco)


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