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.
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.
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%.
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|Persons per household||2.6|
Coverage by technology
|Docsis 3 cable||47.3%||15.5%|