The National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) in Hungary says that the country was home to a total of 2.259 million fixed broadband subscribers at 30 September 2013, up 59,000 quarter-on-quarter, with dominant operator Magyar Telekom (MTel), retaining top spot as the leading service provider, with a 35.6% market share at that date. Second position was taken by UPC Hungary with 21.8%, followed by DIGI (13.0%), Invitel Holding (9.7%), Tarr (2.6%), PR-Telekom (2.2%), ViDaNet (1.9%), GTS Hungary (0.8%), Parisat (0.5%) and ‘others’ (11.2%).
In terms of access, cable continues to be the most popular technology platform of choice, accounting for 928,366 connections, up from 907,802 at end-June, according to the NMHH which bases its information from data gleaned from market leaders covering 82.8% of the cable modem segment. Further, the watchdog notes that of the cable total, some 376,226 are now on a DOCSIS 3.0 service. In addition, the watchdog reports that the number of FTTx broadband subscriptions stood at 346,720, up from 337,473 three months earlier (based on providers covering 99% of the FTTx segment), while the xDSL subscriber total was 772,046 (767,341, based on data covering ~98% of all xDSL providers).