Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (January 2018) 41
- Domestic free television programme service licences (January 2018) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (January 2018) 2
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (January 2018) 14
- Other licensable television programme service licences (January 2017) 22
Digital Terrestrial Television take-up rate (October 2017)(Note 1) About 88%
Penetration of licensed domestic free television services (analogue broadcasting) (January 2017) (Note 2) 99%
Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services (June 2017) (Note 3) Over 85%
Total TV audience (aged 4 or above) (January 2017) (Note 4) 6,499,000
Total TV households (January 2017) (Note 4) 2,463,000
Total number of subscribers of licensed domestic pay television services (June 2017) (Note 5) 2,191,000
Sound Broadcasting Services Quantity
Sound broadcasting licences (January 2018) 2
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (January 2018) 4
Local fixed network operators (January 2018) (Note 6) 26
External fixed telecommunications services providers (January 2018) (Note 7) 255
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (January 2018) (Note 8) 42
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (January 2018) (Note 9) 213
Residential fixed line penetration rate (October 2017) (Note 10) 91.67%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (October 2017) 247.3%
Mobile subscribers (October 2017) 18,271,196
Mobile broadband customers (October 2017) (Note 11) 16,968,343
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (January 2018) (Note 12) 231
Registered customer accounts with broadband access (estimated) (October 2017) 2,626,426
Household broadband penetration rate (October 2017) 92.0%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (October 2017) 71.9%
- FTTH household penetration rate (October 2017) 41.8%
- FTTB household penetration rate (October 2017) 30.1%
Public Wi-Fi access points (January 2018) 49,747

* In the above table, some operators are authorised to provide more than one type of services and therefore the above total number of service providers may be larger than the total number of licensees.

Note 1: According to a public survey conducted from August to October 2017.
Note 2: Penetration of licensed domestic free television services (analogue broadcasting) is calculated by dividing the total number of TV households by the total number of households.
Note 3: Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services is calculated by dividing the total number of subscribers of licensed domestic pay television services by the total number of households. Some subscribers were counted more than once if they subscribed to more than one pay TV service.
Note 4: Source: The Nielsen Company (Hong Kong) Limited.
Note 5: Include subscribers of two existing domestic pay television programme service licensees as at June 2017.
Note 6: Include all licensees authorised to provide facility-based local fixed telecommunications services under fixed carrier licence (FCL) or unified carrier licence (UCL) using wireline or wireless technology.
Note 7: Include all licensees authorised to provide facility-based external telecommunications services ("ETS") under FCL, UCL and service-based ETS under services-based operator ("SBO") licence.
Note 8: Include all licensees authorised to provide cable-based and non-cable based ETS under FCL and UCL.
Note 9: Include all licensees authorised to provide service-based external fixed telecommunications services under SBO licence.
Note 10: The number of residential fixed line refers to the total number of residential exchange lines and non-exchange lines, while the residential fixed line penetration is calculated by dividing the number of residential fixed lines by the number of households in Hong Kong.
Note 11: "Mobile broadband customers" refer to those who have subscribed to 2.5G/3G/4G mobile data services.
Note 12: Include all licensees authorised to provide Internet access services under FCL, UCL and SBO licence.