Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (April 2019) 41
- Domestic free television programme service licences (April 2019) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (April 2019) 2
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (April 2019) 14
- Other licensable television programme service licences (April 2019) 22
Digital Terrestrial Television take-up rate (October 2017)(Note 1) 88%
Penetration of licensed domestic free television services (analogue broadcasting) (December 2018) (Note 2) 97.4%
Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services (December 2018) (Note 3) 83%
Total TV audience (aged 4 or above) (December 2018) (Note 2) 6,546,000
Total TV households (December 2018) (Note 2) 2,508,000
Total number of subscribers of licensed domestic pay television services (December 2018) (Note 4) 2,144,000
Sound Broadcasting Services Quantity
Sound broadcasting licences (April 2019) 2
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (April 2019) 4
Local fixed network operators (April 2019) (Note 5) 29
External fixed telecommunications services providers (April 2019) (Note 6) 236
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (April 2019) (Note 7) 40
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (April 2019) (Note 8) 196
Residential fixed line penetration rate (January 2019) (Note 9) 88.63%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (October 2018) 259.9%
Mobile subscribers (October 2018) 19,366,977
Mobile broadband customers (October 2018) (Note 10) 18,573,243
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (April 2019) (Note 11) 250
Registered customer accounts with broadband access (estimated) (December 2018) 2,699,029
Household broadband penetration rate (December 2018) 93.2%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (December 2018) 74.3%
- FTTH household penetration rate (December 2018) 47.8%
- FTTB household penetration rate (December 2018) 26.5%
Public Wi-Fi access points (March 2019) 56,993

* 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 December 2018.
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: "Mobile broadband customers" refer to those who have subscribed to or used 2.5G/3G/4G mobile data services.
Note 11: Include all licensees authorised to provide Internet access services under FCL, UCL and SBO licence.