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Hungarian internet subscription numbers near 10 mln

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The number of internet subscriptions in Hungary rose by 4.5% in the third quarter of 2018, compared to the corresponding period a year earlier, reaching 9.8 million, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH), state news wire MTI reported.

The market of internet service providers (ISPs) continued to be highly concentrated as ten companies were still responsible for more than 96% of subscriptions, just as in previous years. In the third quarter of 2018, some 80% of subscriptions were for private customers and 20% for business customers.

Of all subscriptions, 69% were for mobile internet services, basically unchanged from a year earlier, although most data traffic still takes place using wired internet connections.

In Q3 2018, download traffic for wired internet connections was 660,000 TB, while 229,000 TB of data was uploaded, compared to a combined 64,000 TB of data in downloads, uploads and calls via mobile internet connections.

Around 14% of subscriptions were for internet connections with less than 2 Mbit/s guaranteed data rate. Some 32% had a guaranteed data rate of between 10 and 30 Mbit/s, around 35% had a guaranteed rate of at least 30 Mbit/s, and the rest a guaranteed rate of at least 100 Mbit/s.

Combined net revenues of ISPs totaled HUF 63 billion in Q3, up 13.4% compared to the corresponding period a year earlier. Revenues from wired internet service provision amounted to HUF 30.8 bln, while totaling HUF 30.1 bln for mobile internet service provision.

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