Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (August 2019) 40
- Domestic free television programme service licences (August 2019) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (August 2019) 2
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (August 2019) 13
- Other licensable television programme service licences (August 2019) 22
Digital Terrestrial Television take-up rate (October 2017) (Note 1) 88%
Penetration of licensed domestic free television services (analogue broadcasting) (July 2019) (Note 2) 95.9%
Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services (June 2019) (Note 3) 81.2%
Total TV audience (aged 4 or above) (July 2019) (Note 2) 6,486,000
Total TV households (July 2019) (Note 2) 2,482,000
Total number of subscribers of licensed domestic pay television services (June 2019) (Note 4) 2,127,000
Sound Broadcasting Services Quantity
Sound broadcasting licences (August 2019) 2
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (August 2019) 4
Mobile virtual network operators (August 2019) 25
Local fixed network operators (August 2019) (Note 5) 27
External fixed telecommunications services providers (August 2019) (Note 6) 233
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (August 2019) (Note 7) 41
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (August 2019) (Note 8) 192
Residential fixed line penetration rate (April 2019) (Note 9) 87.65%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (March 2019) 276.1%
Mobile subscriptions (March 2019) (Note 10) 22,624,651
Mobile broadband subscriptions (March 2019) (Note 11) 21,921,775
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (August 2019) (Note 12) 251
Registered subscriptions with broadband access (estimated) (April 2019) 2,723,572
Household broadband penetration rate (April 2019) (Note 13) 93.3%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (April 2019) 74.7%
- FTTH household penetration rate (April 2019) 49.0%
- FTTB household penetration rate (April 2019) 25.7%
Public Wi-Fi access points (July 2019) 57,140

* 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: According to a public survey conducted from August to October 2017.
Note 2: Source: CSM Media Research Co. Ltd.
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: Include subscribers of two existing domestic pay television programme service licensees as at June 2019.
Note 5: Include all licensees authorised to provide facility-based local fixed telecommunications services under unified carrier licence (UCL) using wireline or wireless technology.
Note 6: Include all licensees authorised to provide facility-based external telecommunications services ("ETS") under 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 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: “Mobile subscriptions” include conventional mobile voice and/or data subscriptions by customers and machine type connections.
Note 11: "Mobile broadband subscriptions" refer to the mobile subscriptions riding on 2.5G/3G/4G mobile data services.
Note 12: Include all licensees authorised to provide Internet access services under UCL and SBO licence.
Note 13: "Household broadband penetration rate" is calculated by dividing the total number of residential broadband subscriptions by the number of households in Hong Kong. It generally reflects the proportion of households with broadband access in Hong Kong, apart from some households which may subscribe to more than one broadband access lines.