Telecommunications Indicators in Hong Kong for fiscal years 2000/2001 to 2019/2020

Year  
2000
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2001
2001
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2002
2002
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2003
2003
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2004
2004
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2005
2005
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2006
2006
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2007
2007
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2008
2008
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2009
2009
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2010
2010
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2011
2011
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2012
2012
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2013
2013
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2014
2014
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2015
2015
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2016
2016
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2017
2017
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2018
2018
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2019
2019
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2020
DEMOGRAPHY DEMOGRAPHY
Population (million) Population (million) (Note 1)
6.712
6.73
6.726
6.764
6.798
6.838 6.904 6.938 6.964
6.996
7.052
7.110
7.171
7.211
7.253
7.310
7.377
7.413
7.486
7.521
Households (million) (Note 2) Households (million) (Note 2)
2.037
2.055
2.081
2.114
2.141
2.197 2.221 2.250 2.279
2.297
2.325
2.359
2.386
2.407
2.432
2.471
2.499
2.535
2.571
2.614
TELEPHONE NETWORK TELEPHONE NETWORK
Main telephone lines in operation (million) Main telephone lines in operation (million)
3.93
3.90
3.83
3.81
3.76
3.80 3.85 4.12 4.10
4.19
4.27
4.25
4.28
4.31
4.30
4.22
4.20
4.14
4.09
4.03
% digital main lines % digital main lines
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100% 100% 100% 100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
% residential main lines % residential main lines
55.81%
55.17%
55.58%
55.59%
56.16%
55.81% 55.57%
56.07%
55.59%
56.33%
56.47%
56.77%
56.94%
57.30%
57.31%
55.94%
56.05%
55.80%
55.79%
55.90%
Public payphones Public payphones
11, 273
9,683
9,059
8,374
7,358
6,769 6,182
5,593
5,513
4,797
4,724
4,501
4,403
4,276
4,155
3,648
3,500
3,225
2,806
2,571
MOBILE SERVICES MOBILE SERVICES
Cellular mobile telephone subscribers (million) Public mobile subscriptions (million)
5.45
5.78
6.40
7.35
8.21
8.69 9.36
10.75
11.58
12.59
13.79
15.29
16.39
17.10
16.96
16.72
17.58
18.40
22.7
23.21
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (%) Mobile subscriber penetration rate (%)
81%
86%
95%
109%
121%
127% 136%
155%
166%
180%
196%
215%
229%
237%
234%
229%
238%
248%
276%
275%
Dedicated mobile data connections with download speeds higher than 256kbps (million)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1.09
2.82
2.87
OTHER SERVICE OTHER SERVICE
ISDN subscriptions ISDN subscriptions
13,513
12,915
11,821
13,376
12,780
12,009 13,121
11,713
11,727
10,899
10,179
10,374
9,884
9,204
8,879
8,728
7,955
6,838
6,582
6,681
ISDN B channel equivalents ISDN B channel equivalents 
84,287
82,362
79,946
90,340
93,331
75,493 79,458
78,736
77,592
80,074
83,931
91,486
101,107
104,573
110,487
112,739
112,716
110,353
106,774
105,531
TRAFFIC TRAFFIC
International outgoing telephone (minutes in billion) International outgoing telephone (minutes in billion)
3.142
3.632
3.981
4.400
5.068
5.909 6.747
7.322
7.716
7.757
7.470
7.355
6.879
5.940
5.355
4.582
3.510
2.880
1.971
1.351
International incoming telephone (minutes in billion) International incoming telephone (minutes in billion)
1.883
1.920
1.745
1.692
2.151
2.122 2.291
2.287
2.300
2.305
2.700
2.916
2.483
2.300
2.175
1.935
1.567
1.295
0.971
0.783
International bothway telephone (minutes in billion) International bothway telephone (minutes in billion)
5.026
5.551
5.726
6.092
7.219
8.031 9.038
9.609
10.016
10.062
10.170
10.271
9.362
8.240
7.530
6.517
5.077
4.175
2.942
2.134
STAFF STAFF
Full-time telecommunications staff Full-time telecommunications staff
27,378
23,979
15,897
18,413
17,045 16,738 15,862
16,054
15,995
17,437
17,039
18,048
18,372
18,209
18,177
19,670
20,807
19,923
20,037
19,835
TARIFFS TARIFFS
Connection fee for residential telephone service (HK$) Connection fee for residential telephone service (HK$)
475
475
475
475
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Connection fee for business telephone service (HK$) Connection fee for business telephone service (HK$)
475
475
475
475
0
0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Monthly subscription for residential telephone service (HK$) Monthly subscription for residential telephone service (HK$)
90
110
110
110
90
90 65
65
55
66
66
66
66
110
110
110
110
80
80
78
Monthly subscription for business telephone service (HK$) Monthly subscription for business telephone service (HK$)
109
129
129
129
112
112 106
106
58
88
78
78
81
124
144
144
124
94
105
83
REVENUE REVENUE
Total telecom services revenue (million in HK$) Total telecom services revenue (million in HK$) (Note 2)
58,328
51,687
48,789
47,535
49,264 51,094 52,811
56,323
60,550
57,093
57,333
69,211
78,958
89,202
102,035
112,360
104,025
103,270
108,490
113,911
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CAPITAL EXPENDITURE
Annual telecom investment (million in HK$) Annual telecom investment (million in HK$) (Note 2)
7,008
9,256
8,307
8,057
7,709 9,346 6,047
7,098
7,397
6,273
7,673
8,918
8,544
8,686
8,394
8,498
7,357
6,102
8,765
5,528
BROADCASTING BROADCASTING
Terrestrial multi-channel TV subscriptions (million) Terrestrial multi-channel TV subscriptions (million) (Note 3)
0.529
0.564
0.615
0.850
1.120
1.387
2.331
2.676
2.898
2.983
3.179
3.307
3.267
3.262
3.228
3.219
3.177
3.044
2.982
2.960
Home satellite antennas Home satellite antennas
1,818
1,929
1,918
1,840
1,796
1,837
8,944
9,685
8,000
14,200
19,946
19,479
21,685
27,976
27,302
20,944
19,552
13,000
10,000
10,000
notes
Note 1Year-end figures as of December each year.
Note 2Annual figures of the corresponding calendar year.
Note 3From 2007/08, the item "Terrestrial multi-channel TV subscribers" is adopted to replace "Cable TV subscribers"
 From 2010/11, the item "Terrestrial multi-channel TV subscriptions" is adopted to replace "Terrestrial multi-channel TV subscribers"

See Annex 1 for the definitions of the indicators.