Info-communications statistics covers the field of usage of information and communication technologies, their impact on the society. Its three main areas are data on households, enterprises and the public sector. For instance, data regarding access and use of ICT equipment, ICT infrastructure, telecommunication networks, electronic communication, e-administration, e-commerce, broadband-spreading belong to this topics of this subject matter.
Share of information, communication in gross value added
Share of the information, communication section in the gross value added of the national economy, calculated at current base price.
In the 3rd quarter of 2020 the average length of calls initiated from mobile and fixed line networks significantly surpassed the previous year’s data, although it lagged behind the outstanding value of the previous quarter. Mobile data traffic increased one-and-a-half time year-on-year. Corona virus epidemic related altered contact habits played a part in the change in these values as well as the effects of the 3rd quarter relief measures. Sales revenue from internet subscriptions grew by one-tenth.
Data related on settlements and districts of Budapest in the Dissemination database are updated twice this year, as such part of the 2019 serial settlement and district data, among others about number of internet subscriptions according to different technologies as well as main phone line types are available from 31 July, four months earlier than it was customary before.
In 2002, the International Telecommunication Union initiated the introduction of World Internet Day. Nowadays, internet use has become a daily routine for most people. In 2019, 75% of the population aged 16–74-year-olds in Hungary and 79% in the EU used the internet on a daily basis: among other things, looking for health-related information, making phone calls or looking for a job.
Both society and the economy are becoming more and more digital, making it essential that more people have access to the internet. Children are being educated online due to the coronavirus epidemic, which also makes it important for households with children to access the world wide web. Between 2010 and 2019, the share of Hungarian households with children having internet access increased from 76% to 98%, reaching the EU average.