According to preliminary data published by the Hungarian telecoms watchdog, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH), the country was home to a total of 2.183 million fixed broadband subscribers at 31 January 2013. Of these, xDSL accounted for 770,000 connections, broadly unchanged on the previous month, while cable users increased to 886,000 and the number of fibre-optic lines to homes and businesses (FTTx) reached 325,000. At that date, Magyar Telekom (MTel) led the pack with a market share of 34.9%, ahead of second-placed UPC Hungary with 21.9%, DIGI in third (13.7%), Invitel (9.7%) and others (11.7%). Furthermore, the NMHH reports that the number of subscriptions with bandwidth greater than 30Mbps continues to grow, standing at almost one-third (30.8%) of all connections as of 1 February.
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