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