Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (December 2016) 47
- Domestic free television programme service licences (December 2016) (Note 1) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (December 2016) 3
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (December 2016) (Note 2) 17
- Other licensable television programme service licences (December 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 2016) (Note 4) Over 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 (December 2016) 2
- Analogue sound broadcasting licences (December 2016) 2
- Digital audio broadcasting licences (December 2016) 0
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (December 2016) 4
Local fixed network operators (December 2016) (Note 6) 25
External fixed telecommunications services providers (December 2016) (Note 7) 263
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (December 2016) (Note 8) 42
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (December 2016) (Note 9) 221
Residential fixed line penetration rate (October 2016) (Note 10) 94.29%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (October 2016) 233.4%
Mobile subscribers (October 2016) 17,145,706
2.5G and 3G/4G mobile subscribers (October 2016) 15,728,949
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (December 2016) (Note 11) 225
Registered customer accounts with dial-up access (estimated) (October 2016) 194,037
Registered customer accounts with broadband access (estimated) (October 2016) 2,423,227
Household broadband penetration rate (October 2016) 86.1%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (October 2016) 71.3%
- FTTH household penetration rate (October 2016) 37.1%
- FTTB household penetration rate (October 2016) 34.3%
Public Wi-Fi access points (December 2016) 44,124

* 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: In December 2016, the Communications Authority approved an application of a licensee to terminate its non-domestic television programme service licence with effect from 1 January 2017. Following the termination of the licence, there will be 16 non-domestic television programme service licensees in Hong Kong.
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. Some subscribers were counted more than once if they subscribed to more than one pay TV service.
Note 5: Source: The Nielsen Company (Hong Kong) Limited.
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: Include all licensees authorised to provide Internet access services under FCL, UCL and SBO licence.