Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (November 2016) 47
- Domestic free television programme service licences (November 2016) (Note 1) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (November 2016) 3
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (November 2016) 17
- Other licensable television programme service licences (November 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 2) 99%
Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services (December 2015) (Note 3) 94%
Total TV audience (aged 4 or above) (January 2016) (Note 4) 6,491,000
Total TV households (January 2016) (Note 4) 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 (November 2016) 2
- Analogue sound broadcasting licences (November 2016) 2
- Digital audio broadcasting licences (November 2016) 0
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (November 2016) 4
Local fixed network operators (November 2016) (Note 5) 25
External fixed telecommunications services providers (November 2016) (Note 6) 262
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (November 2016) (Note 7) 42
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (November 2016) (Note 8) 220
Residential fixed line penetration rate (September 2016) (Note 9) 94.07%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (September 2016) 232.2%
Mobile subscribers (September 2016) 17,061,831
2.5G and 3G/4G mobile subscribers (September 2016) 15,625,822
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (November 2016) (Note 10) 223
Registered customer accounts with dial-up access (estimated) (September 2016) 194,529
Registered customer accounts with broadband access (estimated) (September 2016) 2,415,537
Household broadband penetration rate (September 2016) 85.7%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (September 2016) 70.9%
- FTTH household penetration rate (September 2016) 36.5%
- FTTB household penetration rate (September 2016) 34.4%
Public Wi-Fi access points (November 2016) 44,016

* 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: 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: The Nielsen Company (Hong Kong) Limited.
Note 5: 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 6: 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 7: Include all licensees authorised to provide cable-based and non-cable based ETS under FCL and UCL.
Note 8: Include all licensees authorised to provide service-based external fixed telecommunications services under SBO licence.
Note 9: 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 10: Include all licensees authorised to provide Internet access services under FCL, UCL and SBO licence.