UPC Hungary

Key Facts:

  • Revenue: $271.6 million1
  • 1.7 million homes passed
  • 1.1 customers
  • 2.1 million service subscribers (RGUs):
    • 956,000 video subscribers, of which 519,000 are enhanced video subscribers. Enhanced video services include additional channels, premium channels, and SVoD.
    • 621,000 broadband internet subscribers. Internet speeds range up to 500 Mbps.
    • 570,000 telephony subscribers
  • 57,000 mobile subscribers
as of September 30, 2016

UPC Hungary

UPC Hungary is the largest cable television operator in Hungary. UPC Hungary provides basic and enhanced video, broadband internet, and traditional circuit-switched and digital telephony (VoIP) services to 2.1 million service subscribers (RGUs) represented by 1.1 million customers as of September 30, 2016.

UPC Hungary's customers are located in various Hungarian cities and towns, including the capital city of Budapest, and the cities of Debrecen, Miskolc, Pécs, and Székesfehérvár. Almost 100% of its network is upgraded to two-way capability, with 79% of the homes passed served by a network with a bandwidth of at least 750 Mhz.

UPC Hungary also offers voice, broadband internet, and data services to small, medium, and large business customers and wholesale partners located in its service areas.

RGUs: 2.1 million2

Hungary RGU's: 1.6 million


UPC Hungary provides basic and enhanced video services. For its enhanced video subscribers, UPC Hungary offers different packages starting with a package that includes 92 video channels and several radio channels (including the channels in its basic service). Subscribers may also receive its enhanced video service through a CI+ module in combination with a smart card without the need for a set-top box. In addition, UPC Hungary offers its customers a variety of premium channels, HD programming, interactive services such as VoD, MyPrime (the SVoD video-streaming service) and ‘catch-up’ TV, an electronic program guide, as well as DVR services. A basic video subscriber receives 28 video channels and a few radio channels.

Enhanced Video penetration3

Enhanced Video penetration - Hungary


UPC Hungary offers multiple tiers of broadband internet services. Download speeds of up to 500 Mbps are available with UPC Fiber Power, utilizing EuroDOCSIS 3.0 technology. UPC Fiber Power is available to all of UPC Hungary’s two-way homes passed. In Q4 2014, UPC Hungary launched WiFiSpots across its footprint which provides free WiFi access to its customers who are traveling within the footprint. UPC Hungary has 456,000 WiFiSpots as of September 30, 2016.

Internet penetration4

Internet penetration - Hungary


UPC Hungary offers fixed-line voice with traditional circuit-switched telephony, as well as feature-rich digital telephony via VoIP (Voice of Internet Protocol) over its two-way capable network throughout Hungary. Its fixed-line services are available to 99% of its homes passed. UPC Hungary also offers mobile voice and data services as an MVNO.

Voice penetration5

Voice penetration - Hungary

1Revenue is presented as annualized results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

2RGUs as of September 30, 2016. Enhanced Video includes enhanced video and direct-to-home ("DTH") subscribers.

3Enhanced Video penetration is calculated by dividing our enhanced video subscribers by the sum of our basic video and enhanced video subscribers. As of period end.

4Internet penetration is calculated by dividing our internet subscribers by two-way homes passed. As of period end.

5Voice penetration is calculated by dividing our voice subscribers by two-way homes passed. As of period end.

Information above is presented as of December 31, 2015, unless otherwise stated.