Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (May 2016) 48
- Domestic free television programme service licences (May 2016) (Note 1) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (May 2016) 3
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (May 2016) (Note 2) 18
- Other licensable television programme service licences (May 2016) 24
Digital Terrestrial Television take-up rate (December 2015)  Close to 85%
Penetration of licensed domestic free television services (analogue broadcasting) (January 2016) (Note 3) 99%
Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services (December 2015) (Note 4) 94%
Total TV audience (aged 4 or above) (January 2016) (Note 5) 6,491,000
Total TV households (January 2016) (Note 5) 2,455,000
Total number of subscribers of licensed domestic pay television services (December 2015) 2,344,000
Sound Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total sound broadcasting licences (May 2016) (Note 6) 4
- Analogue sound broadcasting licences (May 2016) 2
- Digital audio broadcasting licences (May 2016) 2
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (May 2016) 4
Local fixed network operators (May 2016) (Note 7) 25
External fixed telecommunications services providers (May 2016) (Note 8) 267
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (May 2016) (Note 9) 42
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (May 2016) (Note 10) 225
Residential fixed line penetration rate (March 2016) (Note 11) 94.92%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (March 2016) 228.3%
Mobile subscribers (March 2016) 16,724,440
2.5G and 3G/4G mobile subscribers (March 2016) 15,141,278
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (May 2016) (Note 12) 217
Registered customer accounts with dial-up access (estimated) (March 2016) 198,470
Registered customer accounts with broadband access (estimated) (March 2016) 2,347,833
Household broadband penetration rate (March 2016) 84.3%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (March 2016) 68.7%
Public Wi-Fi access points (May 2016) 43,147

* 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 31 May 2016. Its service has yet to commence by 30 May 2017.
Note 2: Include one non-domestic television programme service licence which will expire on 31 May 2016. Following the expiry of that licence, the number of non-domestic television programme service licensees is 17.
Note 3: 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 4: 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 5: Source: The Nielsen Company (Hong Kong) Limited.
Note 6: One of the sound broadcasting licensees holds two licences, one for analogue service and one for digital broadcasting service.
Note 7: 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 8: 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 9: Include all licensees authorised to provide cable-based and non-cable based ETS under FCL and UCL.
Note 10: Include all licensees authorised to provide service-based external fixed telecommunications services under SBO licence.
Note 11: 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 12: Include all licensees authorised to provide Internet access services under FCL, UCL and SBO licence.