Telecommunication in Hong Kong

Compared to the European Union, Hong Kong is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +852, there were a total of 24.10 million connections in 2018. Among them were 19.90 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 2.7 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

The expansion of the broadband Internet in Hong Kong is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 91% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 36% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 870,041 webhosts, Hong Kong is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Hong Kong 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Hong Kong 1998 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Hong Kong 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Hong Kong
Total
Hong Kong
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 6.74 m 90.51 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 2.71 m 36.43 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 4.20 m 56.32 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 19.90 m 267.10 % 545.16 m 122.02 %