Television Broadcasting Services Quantity
Total television programme service licences (March 2021) 35
- Domestic free television programme service licences (March 2021) 3
- Domestic pay television programme service licences (March 2021) 2
- Non-domestic television programme service licences (March 2021) 10
- Other licensable television programme service licences (March 2021) 20
Digital Terrestrial Television take-up rate (October 2020) (Note 1) 95%
Penetration of licensed domestic pay television services (December 2020) (Note 2) 77.60%
Total TV audience (aged 4 or above) (November 2020) (Note 3) 6,554,000
Total TV households (November 2020) (Note 3) 2,547,000
Total number of subscribers of licensed domestic pay television services (December 2020) (Note 4) 2,084,000
Sound Broadcasting Services Quantity
Sound broadcasting licences (March 2021) 2
Telecommunications Services Quantity
Mobile network operators (March 2021) 5
Mobile virtual network operators (March 2021) 24
Local fixed network operators (March 2021) (Note 5) 27
External fixed telecommunications services providers (March 2021) (Note 6) 210
- Facility-based external fixed network operators (March 2021) (Note 7) 42
- Services-based external telecommunications services providers (March 2021) (Note 8) 168
Residential fixed line penetration rate (December 2020) (Note 9) 81.91%
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (December 2020) (Note 10) 292.5%
Mobile subscriptions (December 2020) (Note 11) 23,138,116
Mobile broadband subscriptions (December 2020) (Note 12) 22,972,725
Internet Services Quantity
Internet service providers (March 2021) (Note 13) 264
Registered subscriptions with broadband access (estimated) (December 2020) 2,871,081
Household broadband penetration rate (December 2020) (Note 14) 94.9%
Fibre-to-the-home / building (FTTH/B) household penetration rate (December 2020) 78.1%
- FTTH household penetration rate (December 2020) 57.2%
- FTTB household penetration rate (December 2020) 20.9%
Public Wi-Fi access points (February 2021) 70,881

* 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 September to October 2020.
Note 2: 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 3: Source: CSM Media Research Co. Ltd.
Note 4: Include subscribers of two existing domestic pay television programme service licensees as at December 2020.
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: Calculation of mobile subscriber penetration rate does not include machine type connections.
Note 11: “Mobile subscriptions” include conventional mobile voice and/or data subscriptions by customers and machine type connections.
Note 12: "Mobile broadband subscriptions" refer to the mobile subscriptions riding on 2.5G/3G/4G mobile data services.
Note 13: Include all licensees authorised to provide Internet access services under UCL and SBO licence.
Note 14: "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.