Demography

Population Population (Note 1) 7.413 Million
Households Households (Note 1) 2.535 Million

Telephone Network

Main telephone lines in operation Main telephone lines in operation 4.14 Million
>% digital main lines % digital main lines 100%
% residential main lines % residential main lines 55.80%
Public payphones Public payphones 3,225

Mobile Services

Cellular mobile telephone subscribers Cellular mobile telephone subscribers 18.40 Million
Digital cellular subscribers Digital cellular subscribers 18.40 Million
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (%) Mobile subscriber penetration rate (%) 248%
Dedicated mobile data connections with download speeds higher than 256kbps Dedicated mobile data connections with download speeds higher than 256kbps 1.09 Million

Other Services

ISDN subscriptions ISDN subscriptions 6,838
ISDN B channel equivalents ISDN B channel equivalents 110,353

Traffic

International outgoing telephone (minutes) International outgoing telephone (minutes) 2.88 Billion
International incoming telephone (minutes) International incoming telephone (minutes) 1.30 Billion
International bothway telephone (minutes) International bothway telephone (minutes) 4.17 Billion

Staff

Full-time telecommunications staff Full-time telecommunications staff 19,923

Tariffs

Connection fee for residential telephone service (HK$) Connection fee for residential telephone service (HK$) 0
Connection fee for business telephone service (HK$) Connection fee for business telephone service (HK$) 0
Monthly subscription for residential telephone service (HK$) Monthly subscription for residential telephone service (HK$) 80
Monthly subscription for business telephone service (HK$) Monthly subscription for business telephone service (HK$) 94

Revenue

Total telecom services revenue (HK$) Total telecom services revenue (HK$) (Note 1) 103,270 Million

Capital Expenditure

Annual telecom investment (HK$) (Note 1) Annual telecom investment (HK$) (Note 1) 6,102 Million

Broadcasting

Terrestrial Multi-channel TV subscribers Terrestrial Multi-channel TV subscriptions 3.044 Million
Home satellite antennas Home satellite antennas 13,000

Note 1: Figures for the calendar year ending 31 December 2017.

Remarks:
See Annex 1 for the definition of the indicators.

Telecommunications Indicators in Hong Kong for the fiscal years 1998/99 to 2017/18