Contribution to 2015 EU targets
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In January 2012, the penetration rate of fixed broadband is 22.1% of the population, up 1.6 percentage points (p.p.) year-on-year but still 5.6 p.p. below the EU average of 27.7%.
Hungary has 49% of fixed lines providing speeds of 10 Mbps and above. With regards to high and ultra fast speeds, only 12.2% of lines provide speeds between 30Mbps and below 100Mbps and 1.5% of fixed lines provide speeds equal or above 100 Mbps. Almost half of broadband lines in Hungary are above 10Mbps (49%), this implies a 0.6 p.p. above the EU average rate of 48.4% of lines in this speed range.
Mobile broadband penetration is 17.2%, up by 9.4 p.p. year-on-year but it is 26 p.p. below the EU average penetration level and is one of the last countries in the ranking of mobile penetration.
In 2011 66% of the population use the internet regularly (eg at least once a week), up 6 p.p. since 2010, and 1 p.p. below the EU average of 68%. With regards to disadvantaged people, the rate was 47%, 5 percentage points below the EU average of 53%.
28% of citizens have never used the internet, a reduction of 4 p.p. since 2010.
Take-up of eCommerce is low, with 22% of the population buying online, up 4 p.p. since 2010. 17.9% of businesses purchased online, and 9.7`% sold online, while 17.6 and 9.3% of SMEs did so respectively.
eGovernment usage among citizens is still below EU27 average at 38% although a bit closer with respect to previous year. eGovernment usage by enterprises has made good progress (+12 pp to 83% in 2011) and it's very close to the EU27 average of 84%.
In 2009, business expenditure on R&D (BERD) in the ICT sectors amounted to 110 mio €, sharply up from 76 mio € the year before, resulting in an R&D intensity of 2.3% of sectoral value added, equally much higher than the 1.4% in 2008.
The share of ICT in total BERD is close to the EU average, at slightly below 20%, but public support for ICT R&D was only around 7% of total public funding for R&D, which amounted to 0.48% of GDP, below EU average.
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