Hungary - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Hungary’s dynamic mobile market is served by three mobile network operators and a growing number of MVNOs. The bundled services operator Digi Telecommunications is building up a mobile network based on its 1800MHz and 3.4GHz concessions and has expanded into the fixed-line market through its May 2018 acquisition of Invitel. Vodafone has also expanded into the fixed line segment, following the acquisition of UPC Hungary (among other Liberty global assets across Central and Eastern Europe) by the parent company Vodafone Group.

Mobile penetration is relatively high for the region, and there remains considerable growth in mobile broadband services delivered via upgraded networks. Revenue growth is focused on mobile data as operators struggle with competition and regulated tariff reductions, as well as reduced MTRs.

Maygar Telekom is at the forefront of 5G developments, supported by the government, universities, other telcos and vendors forming the Hungarian 5G Coalition

This report provides an overview of Hungary’s mobile market, covering the major players, voice and data services and regulations. It includes a wealth of statistics and offers analyses of market dynamics.

Key developments:

  • Regulator preps for 5G spectrum auction in Q3 2019;
  • Telenor Group sells it Hungarian business to PPF Group;
  • Vodafone Group acquires Liberty Global assets, including UPC Hungary;
  • Maygar Telekom launches NB-IoT platform;
  • SIM card registration comes into force;
  • Hungarian 5G Coalition partners trial data rates at up to 22Gb/s;
  • Vodafone Hungary and Digi Telecommunications secure spectrum in the 3.4GHz band;
  • Magyar Telekom and Telenor Hungary expand LTE coverage through joint network;
  • T-Mobile and Vodafone expand LTE-A services;
  • M2M sector gaining traction;
  • MNOs trial NFC applications;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to June 2018, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.
  • Companies mentioned in this report:

T-Mobile Hungary, Telenor Hungary, Vodafone Hungary.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
    • 3.2 Mobile data
      • 3.2.1 Short Message Service (SMS)/Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 3.3 Mobile broadband
  • 4. Regulatory issues
    • 4.1 GSM licences
    • 4.2 3G licence awards
    • 4.3 Multi-spectrum auction
    • 4.4 900MHz spectrum
    • 4.5 450MHz spectrum
    • 4.6 3.4GHz
    • 4.7 Auction – 5G
    • 4.8 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
    • 4.9 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 4.10 Roaming
    • 4.11 SIM card registration
  • 5. Mobile infrastructure
    • 5.1 5G
    • 5.2 4G (LTE)
    • 5.3 3G
    • 5.4 GSM
    • 5.5 Other infrastructure developments
      • 5.5.1 NB-IoT
  • 6. Major mobile operators
    • 6.1 T-Mobile Hungary (MTel)
    • 6.2 Telenor Hungary
    • 6.3 Vodafone Hungary
    • 6.4 MPVI Mobil
    • 6.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • 7. Mobile content and applications
    • 7.1 m-commerce
    • 7.2 m-marketing
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 3 – Mobile voice market share by SIM cards – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 4 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 5 – Mobile sector revenue – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 6 – Mobile data traffic – 2014 - 2018
  • Table 7 – Historic - Total SMS and MMS messages sent – 2002 - 2018
  • Table 8 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 9 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2018
  • Table 10 – Mobile voice traffic – 2001 - 2018
  • Table 11 – T-Mobile mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 12 – Mobile broadband revenue – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 15 – T-Mobile subscribers – 2003 - 2018
  • Table 16 – T-Mobile revenue (€) – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 17 – T-Mobile revenue (HUF) – 2014 - 2018
  • Table 18 – T-Mobile quarterly revenue (HUF) by type – 2016 - 2018
  • Table 19 – T-Mobile blended ARPU (€) – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 20 – T-Mobile ARPU (HUF) – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 21 – Telenor subscribers – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 22 – Telenor financial data – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 23 – Telenor Monthly ARPU – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 24 – Telenor Monthly ARPU – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 25 – Vodafone Hungary subscribers – 2007 - 2018
  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Mobile voice market share by SIM cards – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Mobile voice traffic – 2001 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – T-Mobile ARPU (HUF) – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Telenor mobile financial data – 2006 – 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – 2G spectrum awards
  • Exhibit 2 – Spectrum auction results – 2014

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