The number of internet subscriptions rose by 12% from a year earlier to 7.4 million in the first quarter of 2015, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on its website. More than 93% of the subscriptions are provided by seven service providers, KSH said.
Private subscriptions accounted for 81% of the total number during the period, with business subscriptions making up the remainder, reflecting a 2-percentage-point shift towards individual subscriptions. Wireless internet services, including mobile internet services, grew by an annual 16% in the first quarter. Mobile internet subscriptions accounted for 65% of the total. The fresh KSH data also show that the net revenue from internet services in Hungary rose by 6.2% from a year earlier to almost 44 billion forints (EUR 141m) in the first quarter.
Last month Magyar Telekom, the biggest Hungarian internet provider, announced that it would make large-scale developments in both its mobile and fixed line networks. The company, which is the Hungarian unit of the German telecommunication giant, expects to spend about 105 billion forints on investments this year, aiming to raise the number of households with access to the high-speed fixed line network by 440,000 to 2.2 million.
via ksh.hu and hungarymatters.hu photo: public domain