Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (April 2017) 44
- Domestic free television programme service licences (April 2017) (Note 1) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (April 2017) 3
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (April 2017) 15
- Other licensable television programme service licences (April 2017) 23
Digital Terrestrial Television take-up rate (December 2015)  Close to 85%
Penetration of licensed domestic free television services (analogue broadcasting) (January 2017) (Note 2) 99%
Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services (December 2016) (Note 3) Over 90%
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 (December 2016) 2,262,833
Sound Broadcasting Services (Note 5)Quantity
Analogue sound broadcasting licences (April 2017) 2
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (April 2017) 4
Local fixed network operators (April 2017) (Note 6) 26
External fixed telecommunications services providers (April 2017) (Note 7) 255
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (April 2017) (Note 8) 43
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (April 2017) (Note 9) 212
Residential fixed line penetration rate (February 2017) (Note 10) 93.92%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (February 2017) 232%
Mobile subscribers (February 2017) 17,108,374
2.5G and 3G/4G mobile subscribers (February 2017) 15,749,914
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (April 2017) (Note 11) 220
Registered customer accounts with dial-up access (estimated) (February 2017) 182,261
Registered customer accounts with broadband access (estimated) (February 2017) 2,619,439
Household broadband penetration rate (February 2017) 93.2%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (February 2017) 73.3%
- FTTH household penetration rate (February 2017) 39.2%
- FTTB household penetration rate (February 2017) 34.1%
Public Wi-Fi access points (April 2017) 45,255

* 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 was formally launched on 14 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. 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: In 2015 and 2016, the three sound broadcasting licensees providing digital audio broadcasting ("DAB") services surrendered their DAB licences respectively. On 28 March 2017, the Chief Executive in Council decided that DAB services should be discontinued in Hong Kong, and DAB services provided by the public broadcaster, Radio Television Hong Kong be terminated within six months.
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.