Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (July 2015) 48
- Domestic free television programme service licences (July 2015) (Note 1) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (July 2015) 3
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (July 2015) 18
- Other licensable television programme service licences (July 2015) 24
Digital Terrestrial Television take-up rate (June 2015)  Close to 85%
Penetration of licensed domestic free television services (analogue broadcasting) (February 2015) (Note 2) 99%
Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services (May 2015) (Note 3) 98.7%
Total TV audience (aged 4 or above) (February 2015) (Note 4) 6,466,000
Total TV households (February 2015) (Note 4) 2,407,000
Total number of subscribers of licensed domestic pay television services (May 2015) 2,422,000
Sound Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total sound broadcasting licences (July 2015) (Note 5) 5
- Analogue sound broadcasting licences (July 2015) 2
- Digital audio broadcasting licences (July 2015) 3
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (July 2015) 4
Local fixed network operators (July 2015) (Note 6) 23
External fixed telecommunications services providers (July 2015) (Note 7) 270
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (July 2015) (Note 8) 42
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (July 2015) (Note 9) 228
Residential fixed line penetration rate (May 2015) (Note 10) 99.95%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (May 2015) 228.4%
Mobile subscribers (May 2015) 16,593,320
2.5G and 3G/4G mobile subscribers (May 2015) 12,096,702
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (July 2015) (Note 11) 208
Registered customer accounts with dial-up access (estimated) (May 2015) 212,567
Registered customer accounts with broadband access (estimated) (May 2015) 2,287,737
Household broadband penetration rate (May 2015) 83.4%
Public Wi-Fi access points (July 2015) 37,416

* 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: A new domestic free television programme service licence was granted on 1 April 2015. Its service has yet to commence by 31 March 2016.
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.
Note 4: Source: Nielsen Hong Kong.
Note 5: One of the sound broadcasting licensees holds two licences, one for analogue service and one for digital broadcasting service.
Note 6: Include all licensees authorised to provide facility-based local fixed telecommunications services under fixed telecommunications network services (FTNS) licence, 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 FTNS licence, 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 FTNS licence, 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: Include all licensees authorised to provide Internet access services under FTNS licence, FCL, UCL and SBO licence.