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In January 2012, the penetration rate of fixed broadband is 22.1% of the population 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% and is one of the last countries in the ranking of mobile penetration. In 2011 66% of the population use the internet regularly. With regards to disadvantaged people, the rate was 47%. 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. 17.9% of businesses purchased online, and 9.7`% sold online. eGovernment usage among citizens is still below EU27 average at 38%. 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 €. The share of ICT in total BERD is close to the EU average, at slightly below 20%.

Action 10: Member States to implement laws to support the digital single market

Last update: 7 Aug 2014 - See details for action 10 in Hungary

Action 11: Member States to transpose the VAT Directive

Last update: 1 Aug 2014 - See details for action 11 in Hungary