Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (August 2018) 41
- Domestic free television programme service licences (August 2018) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (August 2018) 2
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (August 2018) 14
- Other licensable television programme service licences (August 2018) 22
Digital Terrestrial Television take-up rate (October 2017)(Note 1) About 88%
Penetration of licensed domestic free television services (analogue broadcasting) (July 2018) (Note 2) 97.7%
Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services (June 2018) (Note 3) About 85%
Total TV audience (aged 4 or above) (July 2018) (Note 2) 6,530,000
Total TV households (July 2018) (Note 2) 2,497,000
Total number of subscribers of licensed domestic pay television services (June 2018) (Note 4) 2,176,000
Sound Broadcasting Services Quantity
Sound broadcasting licences (August 2018) 2
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (August 2018) 4
Local fixed network operators (August 2018) (Note 5) 27
External fixed telecommunications services providers (August 2018) (Note 6) 241
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (August 2018) (Note 7) 42
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (August 2018) (Note 8) 199
Residential fixed line penetration rate (May 2018) (Note 9) 89.97%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (March 2018) 248.2%
Mobile subscribers (March 2018) 18,394,762
Mobile broadband customers (March 2018) (Note 10) 17,185,200
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (August 2018) (Note 11) 245
Registered customer accounts with broadband access (estimated) (May 2018) 2,667,295
Household broadband penetration rate (May 2018) 92.8%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (May 2018) 73.4%
- FTTH household penetration rate (May 2018) 44.8%
- FTTB household penetration rate (May 2018) 28.6%
Public Wi-Fi access points (August 2018) 56,577

* 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 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.