Flash report on landline services – January 2020

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Published: 16 March 2020

Data suppliers: Magyar Telekom Nyrt., Digi group: (Invitel Zrt., DIGI Kft.), Vodafone group: (UPC Magyarország Kft., Vodafone Magyarország Zrt.), PR-TELECOM Zrt., Tarr Kft., ViDaNet Zrt., PARISAT Kft.

Summary data of landline (fixed) voice services, January 2020

Category Number Note
Number of switched (PSTN) voice channels [No.] 225524 Number of voice channels within conventional, twisted copper wire networks
Number of VoIP voice channels [No.] 1595341 Number of voice channels within IP-based (e.g.: xDSL, leased line, Ethernet, ATM, fibre-optic) networks
Number of VoCATV voice channels [No.] 1107408 Number of voice channels within cable television networks
Total number of voice channels (est.) [No.] 3050000 Includes estimates of PSTN, VoIP and VoCATV voice channels for the total market.
Number of voice channels per 100 inhabitants [No.] 29.97 As per the latest figures made available by the Central Statistical Office (KSH), Hungary has a population of 9.771.000.
Telephone penetration rate of households [%] 65.2% Percentage refers to the number of voice channels versus number of households. According to the latest figures made available by the (KSH), the number of households is 4.021.000.
Duration of PSTN calls placed [minute] 18223175 The duration of calls with carrier selection is also included.
Duration of IP-based calls placed [minute] 247045872 Includes the duration of calls placed within VoIP and VoCATV networks.
Duration of calls placed per voice channel [minute] 90.59 Figure shows the total duration of calls placed in the period under review divided by the number of voice channels connected at the end of the period.
Number geographic numbers ported at the end of the month [No.] 830907 Based on data obtained from the Central Reference Database since 1 January 2004.

Number of broadband Internet subscriptions, January 2020

Category Number Note
Number of xDSL subscriptions [No.] 657841 Based on data obtained from the above-mentioned market leader data suppliers, covering almost 98% of all xDSL subscriptions.
Number of subscriptions for broadband via cable [No.] 1293935 Based on data obtained from the above-mentioned market leader cable providers, covering 82,8% of all cable modem subscriptions.
Of which: number of broadband subscriptions via Docsis 3.0 [No.] 1237115 Number of cable modem subscriptions where the terminal equipment (modem) has been replaced.
Number of broadband subscriptions via FTTx [No.] 864772 Based on data obtained from the above-mentioned service providers, covering 99% of all FTTx subscriptions.
Total number of fixed-access broadband subscriptions (est.) [No.] 3109000 Estimation pertaining to the total market. Includes estimates of xDSL, cable modem and FTTx subscriptions for the total market.

Number of connected voice channels

Monthly data in the last 12 month
January (2019) February March April May June July August September October November December January
Number of PSTN voice channels [No.] 262873 260725 253817 251706 249694 248635 247675 242918 239692 233686 228874 226207 225524
Number of VoIP voice channels [No.] 1622400 1621595 1618550 1616512 1614014 1612140 1609960 1608111 1606645 1602752 1600958 1598216 1595341
Number of VoCATV voice channels [No.] 1070255 1075609 1079112 1082230 1085932 1087933 1091509 1093902 1096818 1098039 1100180 1102528 1107408
Estimate for the entire market 3078517 3081023 3074304 3073230 3072389 3071418 3071872 3067483 3065633 3056594 3051943 3048754 3050131
Note: based on data obtained from the above-referenced service providers, covering 96% of the landline voice market. (number of connected voice channels/number of population)*100

Number of voice channels per 100 inhabitants

Monthly data in the last 12 month
January (2019) February March April May June July August September October November December January
30.2 30.3 30.2 30.2 30.2 30.2 30.2 30.1 30.1 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0
Note: based on data obtained from the above-referenced service providers, covering 96% of the landline voice market.

Duration of calls placed (minutes)

Monthly data in the last 12 month
January (2019) February March April May June July August September October November December January
Duration of IP-based calls placed [minute] 288440379 272161941 263902268 246569464 264506057 228378840 237504391 226861635 243330790 239380718 234990035 238210881 247045872
Duration of PSTN calls placed [minute] 23214580 21747053 22084855 20907047 21791345 20188510 20458982 19064368 19465949 18926620 19215984 19236885 18223175
Note: based on data obtained from the above-referenced service providers, covering 96% of the landline voice market.

Duration of calls per voice channel (minutes)

Monthly data in the last 12 month
January (2019) February March April May June July August September October November December January
105.5 99.4 96.9 90.7 97.1 84.3 87.5 83.5 89.3 88.0 86.8 88.0 90.6
Note: based on data obtained from the above-referenced service providers, covering 96% of the landline voice market. (duration of calls placed / number of connected voice channels)

Distribution by service providers based on voice channels, January 2020

SP Share
Telekom 48.1%
DIGI group 22.3%
Vodafone group 21.5%
Egyéb szolgáltatók 4.0%
Tarr 1.9%
PR-Telecom 1.4%
ViDaNet 0.7%
Parisat 0.1%
Note: The market shares were defined based on the total market's estimated values and technologically neutrally.

Number of fixed broadband Internet subscriptions

Monthly data in the last 12 month
January (2019) February March April May June July August September October November December January
Number of xDSL lines [No.] 721420 718077 712100 711253 705852 702302 697892 690069 683752 675064 668043 662716 657841
Number of subscriptions via cable [No.] 1259511 1265870 1268704 1271249 1274019 1274102 1276086 1278337 1281852 1283031 1284560 1287426 1293935
Number of subscriptions via FTTx [No.] 732016 744301 753900 760324 773596 781979 795830 804215 817915 830862 843930 848116 864772
Note: based on data obtained from the above-referenced service providers that cover 90% of the fixed broadband market. Other (i.e. wireless) broadband technologies are excluded.

Number of subscriptions via FTTx and Docsis 3.0 network

Monthly data in the last 12 month
January (2019) February March April May June July August September October November December January
Proportion of high-speed (above 30 Mbit/s) Internet subscriptions 70.3% 70.5% 70.9% 71.1% 71.5% 71.8% 72.2% 72.5% 72.9% 73.5% 74.0% 74.2% 74.6%
Number of subscriptions via FTTx [No.] 732016 744301 753900 760324 773596 781979 795830 804215 817915 830862 843930 848116 864772
Number of broadband subscriptions via Docsis 3.0 [No.] 1174963 1180119 1185781 1190481 1195584 1199614 1204770 1206101 1211643 1219149 1224191 1228936 1237115
A Magyar Telekom Nyrt., a Digi csoport: (Invitel Zrt., DIGI Kft.), a Vodafone csoport (UPC Magyarország Kft., Vodafone Magyarország Zrt.), a PR-TELECOM Zrt., a Tarr Kft., a ViDaNet Zrt. és a PARISAT Kft. adatai alapján. Ezek a szolgáltatók lefedik a vezetékes szélessávű internet-piac 90%-át.

Distribution by service providers based on fixed broadband internet subscriptions, November 2019

SP Share
Telekom 37.5%
DIGI group 23.7%
Vodafone group 21.6%
Other service providers 9.9%
Tarr 2.9%
ViDaNet 2.3%
PR-TELECOM 1.6%
PARISAT 0.5%
Note: The market shares were defined based on the total market's estimated values and technologically neutrally.

Definition of terms used in the report:

Number of switched (PSTN) voice channels

The number of connections suitable for voice transmission at the end of the examined period, linking subscriber access points with remote subsrciber stages or local exchanges (including lines established by means of radio equipment and copper wire cables and the number of B Channel-specific ISDN main lines, but excluding connections established as part of a location-independent electronic telecommunication service, mobile telephone services, as well as voice transmission via CATV and IP-based networks). Lines used for public payphones are also considered voice channels. [number]

Number of VoIP voice channels

Number of voice channels implemented on broadband (e.g.: xDSL, leased line, Ethernet, ATM, fibre-optic) networks. Subscriptions using IP-based networks and possessing geographic numbers as per the Hungarian Plan for National Identifiers should be considered. [number]

Number of VoCATV voice channels

Number of voice channels implemented on networks with coaxial subscriber endpoints (cable television networks). [number]

Total number of connected voice channels

Aggregate number of PSTN, VoIP, and VoCATV voice channels. [number]

Duration of IP-based calls placed

Overall duration of calls placed by subscribers using the service provider's IP technologies (VoIP, VoCATV) in a given month [minutes]

Duration of PSTN calls placed

Overall duration of calls placed by subscribers of the service provider in the given month. Traffic generated with carrier selection is also shown here. [minute]

Number of residential voice channels

Based on service provider records, the number of voice channels where the subscriber is a natural person. [number]

Number of customers using carrier selection

Number of active customers making use of carrier preselection and call by call carrier selection. Customers who have used some type of carrier selection minimum once in the given month are to be considered as active ones. [number]

xDSL

Technology applied on local loops, making metallic twisted wire pairs constructed as part of the traditional fixed telephone network suitable for high-speed digital data transmission. Regarding operators’ offers, xDSL practically means ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Suscriber Line), and VDSL (Very high bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line). [number]

Cable modem

A modem, connected to networks with coaxial subscriber endpoints (coaxial HFC networks), which is able to send and receive digital signals within the CATV network. [number]

Number of broadband Internet subscriptions via Docsis 3.0

The number of subscribers in CATV networks operating under the Docsis 3.0 standard. Refers to the number of subscribers where the replacement of terminal equipment (modem) has taken place. [number]

Number of broadband Internet subscriptions via FTTx

Refers to the number of subscriptions for broadband via FTTH and FTTB. [number]

Number of broadband Internet subscriptions via FTTH

Refers to the number of subscriptions where fibre reaches actual subscriber premises (home/office). [number]

Number of broadband Internet subscriptions via FTTB

Refers to the number of subscriptions where fibre reaches the building of the subscriber, inside the building to the subscriber premises (home/office) copper cable forming a structured network. [number]

Geographic numbers

Subscriber numbers used for landline telephone services. [number]

Estimate for the entire market

Is based on expert estimation that refers to the National Media and Infocommunications Authority's other data collections and market research information concerning the market as a whole. [number]

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