Flash report on landline services – May 2021

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Published: 16 July 2021

Summary data
Category Volume Note
Number of switched (PSTN) voice channels [No.] 179397 Number of voice channels within conventional, twisted copper wire networks
Number of VoIP voice channels [No.] 1559281 Number of voice channels within IP-based (e.g.: xDSL, leased line, Ethernet, ATM, fibre-optic) networks
Number of VoCATV voice channels [No.] 1037541 Number of voice channels within cable television networks
Total number of voice channels (est.) [No.] 2910000 Includes estimates of PSTN, VoIP and VoCATV voice channels for the total market.
Number of voice channels per 100 inhabitants [No.] 28.41 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 [%] 62.16% 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] 13201757 The duration of calls with carrier selection is also included.
Duration of IP-based calls placed [minute] 249769753 Includes the duration of calls placed within VoIP and VoCATV networks.
Duration of calls placed per voice channel [minute] 94.7 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.] 860180 Based on data obtained from the Central Reference Database since 1 January 2004.

Number of broadband Internet subscriptions, May 2021

Number of broadband Internet subscriptions
Category Volume Note
Number of xDSL subscriptions [No.] 560721 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.] 1319046 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.] 1275213 Number of cable modem subscriptions where the terminal equipment (modem) has been replaced.
Number of broadband subscriptions via FTTx [No.] 1061789 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.] 3252000 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 months
Type of voice channel May June July August September October November December January ('20) February March April May
Number of PSTN voice channels [No.] 214892 214744 200563 198527 196622 194400 191177 189158 187361 185155 183155 180962 179397
Number of VoIP voice channels [No.] 1585819 1582553 1578285 1576361 1574784 1572311 1568299 1570593 1568346 1567077 1567204 1563240 1559281
Number of VoCATV voice channels [No.] 1113791 1113339 1110772 1103300 1097524 1091386 1086521 1073960 1066943 1058263 1051899 1044428 1037541
Estimate for the entire market 3035940 3031913 3009938 3000223,958 2988469 2977184 2964580 2951782 2940265 2927599 2919019 2904823 2891894
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 months
May June July August September October November December January ('20) February March April May
29.83 29.79 29.57 29.48 29.36 29.25 29.13 29.00 28.89 28.76 28.68 28.54 28.41
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 months
Type of call May June July August September October November December January ('20) February March April May
Duration of IP-based calls placed [minute] 298737756 273224770 248400239 235411953 254119901 266750000 295650242 296713719 280425840 255375359 311772114 267373098 249769753
Duration of PSTN calls placed [minute] 18510014 16322619 14588012 13755130 14467304 14976247 16161950 16032344 15478234 14078106 16478428 14445273 13201757
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)

May June July August September October November December January ('20) February March April May
108.9 99.5 91.0 86.5 93.6 98.6 109.6 110.4 104.8 95.9 117.1 101.1 94.7
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, May 2021

SP Share
Telekom 48.8%
DIGI group 22.1%
Vodafone 20.3%
Tarr 2.0%
PR-Telecom 1.3%
ViDaNet 0.7%
Parisat 0.2%
Other service providers 4.6%
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 months
Type of subscription May June July August September October November December January ('20) February March April May
Number of xDSL lines [No.] 640576 634596 620812 614940 608104 601135 595231 589896 583497 576104 570722 565280 560721
Number of subscriptions via cable [No.] 1305805 1308376 1308543 1309117 1313563 1316302 1320197 1316540 1317359 1316302 1320200 1317690 1319046
Number of subscriptions via FTTx [No.] 906755 916420 928988 941739 960117 975669 985789 993890 1016446 1030072 1044587 1052661 1061789
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 months
Type of subscription May June July August September October November December January ('20) February March April May
Proportion of high-speed (above 30 Mbit/s) Internet subscriptions 75.7% 76.0% 76.5% 76.8% 77.2% 77.5% 77.8% 78.1% 78.4% 78.8% 79.0% 79.3% 79.4%
Number of subscriptions via FTTx [No.] 906755 916420 928988 941739 960117 975669 985789 993890 1016446 1030072 1044587 1052661 1061789
Number of broadband subscriptions via Docsis 3.0 [No.] 1252495 1256698 1257851 1258947 1263436 1266777 1272012 1270176 1272015 1272061 1274699 1274033 1275213
Note: Based on date provided by Magyar Telekom Nyrt., Digi group (Invitel Zrt.. DIGI Kft.), a Vodafone group (UPC Magyarország Kft.. Vodafone Magyarország Zrt.), PR-Telecom Zrt.. Tarr Kft.. ViDaNet Zrt. and Parisat Kft.. These service providers cover 90% of the fixed broadband market.

Distribution by service providers based on fixed broadband internet subscriptions, May 2021

Market shares
SP Share
Telekom 39.4%
DIGI group 22.4%
Vodafone 21.2%
Tarr 3.0%
ViDaNet 2.3%
PR-Telecom 1.4%
Parisat 0.5%
Other service providers 9.9%
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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