Hong Kong Communications - 2023


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 3,856,180 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 51 (2021 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 23,939,650 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 319 (2021 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: Hong Kong’s telecommunications sector continues to stay near the top of world rankings for the industry; it has kept its #1 spot in the Asian region in terms of the maturity of its telecom market – a reflection of the high penetration rates across mobile, mobile broadband, and fixed broadband; even fixed-line teledensity in Hong Kong is impressive at over 50%, although it too has started a gradual decline in keeping with most other telecom markets around the world, as consumers slowly transition over to the mobile platform for all of their communication needs (2022)

domestic: fixed-line is over 51 per 100 and mobile-cellular is 319 subscriptions per 100 (2021)

international: country code - 852; landing points for the AAE-1, AAG, APCN-2, APG, ASE, FEA, FNAL, RNAL, H2HE, SeaMeWe-3, SJC and TGN-IA submarine cables that provide connections to Asia, US, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Pacific Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean); coaxial cable to Guangzhou, China (2022)

Broadcast media

34 commercial terrestrial TV networks each with multiple stations; multi-channel satellite and cable TV systems available; 3 licensed broadcasters of terrestrial radio, one of which is government funded, operate about 12 radio stations; note - 4 digital radio broadcasters operated in Hong Kong from 2010 to 2017, but all digital radio services were terminated in September 2017 due to weak market demand (2019)

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Internet users

total: 6.975 million (2021 est.)

percent of population: 93% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 2,885,586 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 39 (2020 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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