Published: 07.27 Europe/London, April 18, 2011

The number of digital homes continues to grow steadily in Hungary, with UPC the leading provider both overall and in the wired (cable and IPTV) sector.

Data published by the countryís National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) shows that as of the end of February UPC claimed a 28.9% share (down 0.1% on a month earlier) of the market overall among the top 12 service providers.

Digi was in second place with 26.6% (up from 26.1%), followed by Magyar Telekomís T-Home (24.8%) and FiberNet (4.6%).

In the wired sector, UPC had a market share of 32.2% among the top 10 service providers, with T-Home in second place (22.6%) and Digi third (17.5%).

However, Digi was the dominant player in the DTH/MMDS sectors, accounting for 45.1% of the market and well ahead of T-Home (29.3%) and UPC Direct (22.1%).

The total number of digital TV subscriptions in Hungary stood at 1,464,548, or roughly 15,000 more than a month earlier, with DTH/MMDS accounting for 887,818 of the total and cable/IPTV 576,730.