Mapping broadband coverage in Hungary

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 - key results for Hungary

One of the European Union’s most ambitious targets is to make sure that all its citizens can get access to superfast broadband at home, if they choose, by 2020. A new study by broadband specialists Point Topic shows Hungary is now 54% towards achieving that aim.

Point Topic – Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 – Hungary

National coverage by broadband technology – Hungary

Hungary broadband coverage by technology combination - BCE 2011

Hungary broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2011

Hungary is ahead of all the European averages for Rural coverage and for Total NGA.  But it is behind on Total Standard Coverage (92% against 95%) and Total HSPA (91% against 95%).

Hungary’s broadband advantages include an extensive cable network, with 62% total coverage and 47% for Docsis 3, against European averages of 42% and 37% respectively.  It also has double the average FTTP coverage (24% against 12%) and is starting to roll out VDSL.  These combine to give Total NGA Coverage of 54%.  DSL on the other hand is 3% below average reflecting the same history of network development as the other Eastern European study countries.

Hungary superfast broadband coverage map

Hungary superfast broadband coverage map

DSL and cable combine to provide above average coverage in rural areas, and the presence of Docsis 3 and some FTTP gives above average rural NGA.  A planned WiMAX network does not appear to be operational yet but LTE was due to be available from early in 2012.

NGA broadband maps for Hungary

Most of Hungary has at least 90% standard broadband coverage.  The exceptions are the provinces on the country’s eastern and western borders which have from 87% down to 80%.

The pattern is reversed with NGA to some extent.  Budapest, the capital, Pecs, one of Hungary’s biggest cities, and the region of Tolna, north of Pecs, have high coverage, with 90%, 78% and 97% respectively.  The rest of the country ranges down from 61% to 24%.

Find out more

Point Topic maps broadband coverage in every square kilometre across Europe. For more details, please visit the Broadband Competition Map of Europe page or contact Tim Johnson at tim.johnson@point-topic.com or telephone +44(0)20 3301 3303.

Data tables for Hungary

Demographics

Statistic National
Population 10,045,401
Persons per household 2.6
Rural proportion 32.3%

Coverage by technology

Technology Total Rural
DSL 89.4% 73.7%
VDSL 2.8% 0.0%
FTTP 23.7% 1.6%
WiMAX 0.0% 0.0%
Standard cable 62.0% 45.7%
Docsis 3 cable 47.3% 15.5%
HSPA 91.3% 89.0%
LTE 0.0% 0.0%
Satellite 100.0% 100.0%
Standard Combination 93.2% 83.1%
NGA Combination 54.0% 16.2%
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