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Terrestrial Digital Audio Broadcasting Ends in Hungary

D&T
Sep 7, 2020

At 0 o'clock on Sunday, the transmission company Antenna Hungária switched off the digital radio broadcasting implemented in Hungary with the so-called DAB+ technology. The reason for this is that the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) did not extend the contract with the state broadcaster, therefore it expired on Saturday, September 5, 2020. NMHH […]

Telekom Expands 5G Service Area in Hungary

D&T
Aug 26, 2020

By the end of August, Magyar Telekom’s service achieved another milestone by switching on dozens of new stations, and thus, the commercial service, offering gigabit download speed is already available in 23 settlements, a press release by the company says. On April 9, Magyar Telekom launched their commercial 5G service, which can be used with […]

Vodafone: More 5G Base Stations around Lake Balaton

D&T
Aug 7, 2020

Vodafone Hungary has announced another development affecting the Lake Balaton region: the operator has turned on its 5G base stations in Siófok, allowing people with 5G-enabled devices to access the new generation network in the ‘capital city’ of the south coast. The Siófok stations are already using the 3500 MHz frequency range obtained at the […]

Declining Revenues at Magyar Telekom

D&T
Aug 6, 2020

Magyar Telekom has published its financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2020 on the website of the Budapest Stock Exchange. Among the financial highlights, the company says revenues declined by HUF 3.6 billion, or 2.2% year-on-year, to HUF 157.2 billion in Q2 2020, driven by lower contribution from the SI/IT business […]

'Super Fast' Internet Reaches Poorly Covered Regions

D&T
Jul 22, 2020

Vodafone Hungary has recently completed network development in three Central Hungarian regions under the Superfast Internet Program, making high-speed broadband Internet access available at more than 18 000 end-points. Thanks to the development, the company can offer Internet access with speeds of hundreds of megabits to consumer and business customers, schools and public administration institutions […]

Vodafone Organizes Home Office Work

D&T
Jul 10, 2020

Vodafone Hungary is one of the first companies to switch to permanent remote working. As a unique approach in Hungary, since July this year, Vodafone Hungary has been offering customer service staff the opportunity to work from home in a permanent manner. Teleworking had already been part of ‘business-as-usual’ for the company; however, experience from […]

Mobile Services Back to Normal

D&T
Jul 2, 2020

Telecommunications companies say data traffic has now largely shifted back to pre-coronavirus levels, the daily Világgazdaság writes, having asked major mobile operators about the topic. Compared to the increased network traffic in the spring due to the epidemic, there is now a decline in both voice calls and data traffic, but there is still a […]

Vodafone Hungary Extends 5G Network

D&T
Jun 29, 2020

Vodafone Hungary continues to expand its 5G network coverage this year: after the inner city of Budapest and Zalaegerszeg, the development of 5G base stations continues in larger rural towns and around Lake Balaton. With this, the number of Vodafone 5G base stations will increase close to 300 nationwide. Thanks to that, hundreds of thousands […]

Telekom Expands 5G Capacity around Lake Balaton

D&T
Jun 24, 2020

In July, Magyar Telekom will make available for the first time, with 15 base stations in six waterfront cities – Siófok, Tihany, Balatonalmádi, Fonyód, Balatonföldvár and Balatonszabadi-Sóstó – a 5G service, which enables even higher bandwidth and the simultaneous connection of many more devices. According to the plans, the number of Telekom's stations providing 5G […]

World Telecom Day

D&T
May 17, 2020

In Hungary, 71% of households have a mobile broadband connection, the use of which has spread extremely quickly, the country's Central Statistical Office (KSH) reports. World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated annually on May 17 since 1969. The date marks the anniversary of the founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on this day in […]

Magyar Telekom: Slight Growth in Q1 2020

D&T
May 14, 2020

Total revenues at the Magyar Telekom Group in the first quarter of 2020 amounted to HUF 159.333 billion, which is 0.2% higher compared to the corresponding period in 2019, according to the Group’s latest financial report. The operating profit in the first three months of the year was HUF 12.723, 1.1% more than a year […]

Magyar Telekom Launches Commercial 5G Service

D&T
Apr 9, 2020

Magyar Telekom has begun its commercial 5G data transmission service. Initially, it is available in certain parts of Budapest and Zalaegerszeg, SW Hungary. 5G technology, allowing data transmission rates significantly higher than earlier, low latency, and the connection of a vast amount of network devices shall open up a number of new possibilities for residential […]

5G frequencies sold in Hungary

D&T
Mar 30, 2020

Magyar Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone have paid HUF 128.49 billion altogether for the 15-year use of bandwidths suitable for 5G standard data transmission. The bandwidths were auctioned by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) late March. According to the Authority, the auction, held under stringent precautionary measures, saw "intensive competition," although, only the three […]

4G Networks Dominant at Hungarian Service Providers

D&T
Dec 6, 2019

The importance of 4G networks continued to grow in the second quarter of 2019 with over 95% of mobile Internet traffic and 17% of domestic call traffic already on 4G , showing an increase of 1.4 percentage points and 5 percentage points, respectively, compared to the end of 2018, says the latest mobile market report […]

Magyar Telekom Reaches Agreement with Trade Unions

D&T
Dec 5, 2019

Magyar Telekom, the leading Hungarian telecommunications service provider, has announced that it has reached an agreement with the trade unions on a headcount reduction and wage increases at the company in 2020. The company agreed with the trade unions on the termination of the employment relationship of some 450 employees, with the majority of the […]

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