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Magyar Telekom Switches Off its 3G Mobile Network

D&T
Jul 1, 2022

Magyar Telekom, the leading Hungarian telecommunications service provider, has announced that it has switched off its 3G network, which is no longer available anywhere as of today. The Company is also preparing for the needs of the future and will continue its multiyear network modernization program launched in 2020. The purpose of the modernization is […]

Magyar Telekom to Acquire Fiber Network

D&T
Jun 18, 2022

Magyar Telekom, the leading Hungarian telecommunications service provider, has announced on the website of the Budapest Stock Exchange that it has exercised its call option on the business quota of Cecoin Ltd. allowing it to acquire a fiber network covering 110,000 access points in Hungary for a purchase price of HUF 6.95 billion. In 2014, […]

Magyar Telekom to Pay HUF 25 Bn 'Extra Profit' Tax

D&T
Jun 6, 2022

Hungary’s leading telecommunications service provider Magyar Telekom has announced that under Government Decree 197/2022. (VI.4.) on the extra profit taxes, the expected magnitude of supplementary telecommunication tax payable by Magyar Telekom Group for the year 2022 is approximately HUF 25 billion. The company statement highlights that on June 4, 2022 the Hungarian government issued a […]

Nokia Launches 5G-Related R&D Program in Budapest

D&T
May 31, 2022

Up to 150 high value-added jobs will be created by Nokia Solutions and Networks Ltd. at their Budapest R&D center to conduct research on 5G technology. The program will cost EUR 6.8 million (over a quarter of which is covered by Hungarian taxpayers according to a government decision, and promises to trigger the development of […]

Vodafone HU Reinforces Network on Ukraine Border

D&T
Feb 26, 2022

In the framework of international cooperation, a Czech Vodafone team arrived today from Prague with two extra mobile base stations to reinforce Vodafone Hungary’s network capabilities. The measure, in the implementation of which the Czech team works together with Hungarian network engineers, is aimed for Vodafone to be ready to serve customers in case of […]

Good Year for Magyar Telekom

D&T
Feb 25, 2022

Total revenue at the Hungarian telecommunications service provider Magyar Telekom increased by 2.5% year-on-year to HUF 193.6 billion in Q4 2021, or 4.0% year-on-year to HUF 700.1 billion for the full year, primarily driven by increases in telecommunication service revenue, particularly mobile data which offset the lower System Integration and IT (SI/IT) sales in both […]

Connecting the Region

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 12, 2021

Türk Telekom International (TTI) is a leading telecommunication operator in the CEE region, Turkey, Caucasus, Middle-East and Asia. It provides a full range of Internet/data services, infrastructure and wholesale voice services to incumbents, alternative carriers, mobile operators, cable TV companies, Internet service providers and corporate customers. Diplomacy&Trade talked to Türk Telekom International Group CEO, Şükrü […]

Fixed Line Phone Still Used by Many Hungarians

D&T
Jun 29, 2021

The National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) surveyed Hungarians aged 14 and over to find out who still has a fixed line phone, and the results of the representative survey show that half of the population still uses it. Almost 90% of those surveyed have a landline phone only because of a package they can […]

Vodafone 5G Service Extended in Budapest

D&T
Mar 6, 2021

Vodafone is the first among domestic service providers to enable 5G connection to its customers in the majority of the residential areas of Budapest: 5G has been connected to more than 200 base stations in the capital and in the surrounding metropolitan area. Vodafone has also announced that by the end of the first quarter […]

Magyar Telekom headquarters in Budapest

Magyar Telekom Acquires Frequency Usage Rights

D&T
Jan 30, 2021

Magyar Telekom, the leading Hungarian telecommunications service provider has announced that – in the auction procedure for the entitlements of frequency use of the 900 MHz and the 1800 MHz frequency bands –, it has won the rights of use of 2×8 MHz in the 900 MHz band for HUF 18.48 billion and 2×20 MHz […]

Vodafone Renews Frequency Spectrum

D&T
Jan 28, 2021

The acquired spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands support faster mobile internet services and better voice quality in the long run. Vodafone Hungary says it has renewed its existing frequencies in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum at the NMHH (National Media and Infocommunications Authority) spectrum auction, for a total cost […]

Helping Companies in the Technological Revolution

D&T
Dec 19, 2020

Vodafone Hungary and the Delta Group have signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the aim of enabling the widest possible range of domestic companies to participate in the revolution of this technology. By leveraging the continued rollout of the 5G network and 5G solutions, companies, regardless of size and industry, can dramatically improve their competitiveness, […]

Telekom, BME and Ericsson: Joint Research on 5G

D&T
Dec 12, 2020

Magyar Telekom, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) and Ericsson Hungary have launched a research and development project in the field of 5G, the fifth-generation mobile technology. A press statement by Magyar Telekom says that leveraging on the frequencies provided by Magyar Telekom for BME’s educational and research purposes, Ericsson has built and […]

More Frequent Digital Communication by the Elderly

D&T
Dec 5, 2020

The older generation is increasingly confident about smart devices or online video chat: nearly 30% of 60-69-year-olds in the Hungarian Internet population chat more than before the epidemic, according to Telenor's representative research. The survey results suggest that tis year, 44% of Hungarians plan to have fewer personal meetings during the holidays due to the […]

Vodafone to Cover Budapest with 5G Service

D&T
Oct 14, 2020

In addition to expanding coverage, the company announced that it would make available 40 MHz of its own frequency spectrum for the establishment of the 5G Laboratory currently under construction in the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). Vodafone Hungary says it will connect 5G at close to 200 base stations in and around […]

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