Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (January 2017) 47
- Domestic free television programme service licences (January 2017) (Note 1) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (January 2017) 3
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (January 2017) 16
- Other licensable television programme service licences (January 2017) 24
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 (January 2017) (Note 3) Over 92%
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 2015) 2,344,000
Sound Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total sound broadcasting licences (January 2017) 2
- Analogue sound broadcasting licences (January 2017) 2
- Digital audio broadcasting licences (January 2017) 0
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (January 2017) 4
Local fixed network operators (January 2017) (Note 5) 25
External fixed telecommunications services providers (January 2017) (Note 6) 264
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (January 2017) (Note 7) 42
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (January 2017) (Note 8) 221
Residential fixed line penetration rate (November 2016) (Note 9) 94.44%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (November 2016) 234.7%
Mobile subscribers (November 2016) 17,241,608
2.5G and 3G/4G mobile subscribers (November 2016) 15,833,774
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (January 2017) (Note 10) 228
Registered customer accounts with dial-up access (estimated) (November 2016) 193,590
Registered customer accounts with broadband access (estimated) (November 2016) 2,430,555
Household broadband penetration rate (November 2016) 86.4%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (November 2016) 71.8%
- FTTH household penetration rate (November 2016) 37.6%
- FTTB household penetration rate (November 2016) 34.2%
Public Wi-Fi access points (January 2017) 44,136

* 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. 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: 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.