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Telecommunication in Hungary

The development of telecommunications in Hungary is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +36, there were a total of 13.30 million connections in 2020. Among them were 10.33 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 3.15 million webhosts, Hungary is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 319,932 million of these, or about 10 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 98.37 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Hungary ranked 26th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 27.34 Mbit/second was significantly lower (54th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 5th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Hungary comes 48th with a download speed of 40.56 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was enough for 36th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in April 2022 from 181 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various 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 connection.


Access to the Internet in Hungary from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Hungary 2000 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerThe expansion of broadband Internet in Hungary is roughly on a par with the EU average. Around 85% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 33% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications. With around 2.3 people per household, this means that around 77.0 percent of all households are equipped with a fast Internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Hungary
Total
Hungary
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users8.26 m84.77 %379.48 m84.74 %
Broadband users3.27 m33.49 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines2.97 m30.47 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars10.33 m105.98 %540.56 m120.71 %

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