UPC Hungary

Key Facts:

  • Revenue: $310.2 million1
  • 1.6 million homes passed
  • 2.0 million service subscribers (RGUs):
    • 921,000 video subscribers, of which 431,000 are digital cable subscribers. Digital video services include DVR, HD, and VoD.
    • 554,000 broadband internet subscribers. Internet speeds range up to 500 Mbps.
    • 492,000 telephony subscribers
as of December 31, 2014

UPC Hungary

UPC Hungary is the largest cable television operator in Hungary. UPC Hungary provides digital & analog cable video, broadband internet, and traditional circuit-switched and digital telephony (VoIP) services to 2.0 million service subscribers (RGUs) represented by 1.1 million customers as of December 31, 2014.

UPC Hungary’s customers are located in 23 major 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 75% 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: 2.0 million2

Hungary RGU's: 1.6 million


UPC Hungary provides digital and analog cable video services. For its digital cable subscribers, UPC Hungary offers different packages starting with a basic package that includes 88 video channels and several radio channels (including the channels in its analog service). Subscribers may also receive its digital 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. An analog basic cable subscriber receives 29 video channels and a few radio channels.

Digital Cable penetration3

Digital cable 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 93% of UPC Hungary’s two-way homes passed.

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. In November 2014, UPC Hungary launched mobile services as an MVNO in select areas and community WiFi, which has approximately 280,000 access points in Hungary.

Voice penetration5

Voice penetration - Hungary

1Revenue is presented for the year ended December 31, 2014.

2RGUs as of December 31, 2014. Digital Video includes digital cable and direct-to-home ("DTH") subscribers.

3Digital Cable penetration is calculated by dividing our digital cable subscribers by the sum of our analog cable and digital cable 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, 2014, unless otherwise stated.