Telecoms news from Hungary
The European Investment Bank (EIB) says that it is lending HUF 60 billion to finance the improvement of availability and increase in quality of Magyar Telekom's mobile and fixed broadband telecommunications infrastructure. ...more.
Telenor says that it has become the first mobile operator to enter into a partnership agreement with the Hungarian government, ...more.
Hungary's Telenor says that it has upgraded its LTE network to support a theoretical peak download speed of 150Mbps. ...more.
Hungary's telecoms regulator has extended all the mobile network operator licenses so that they expire at the same date. ...more.
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Magyar Telecom's debt ratings and raised the probability of a default after the company missed a 30-day deadline to pay interest on some of its debt liabilities. ...more.
Two thirds of Hungary's smartphone owners state that applications constitute an organic part of their smartphone according to the research carried out by Magyar Telekom among smartphone and internet users. ...more.
Hungary's highest court, the Kúria has upheld an earlier agreement to cancel the fourth mobile operator license that had been awarded to the state-owned MPVI Mobil last year. ...more.
Vodafone may select Romania as the base for its new software centre over Hungary due to the unfavourable government regulation and taxation in Hungary. ...more.
The Hungarian telecoms regulator has been ordered to annul the radio spectrum auction it held earlier this year following a court order. ...more.
Nokia is moving its Central and Eastern Europe head-office from Vienna, Austria to Budapest, Hungary, resulting in around 30 local job losses. ...more.
Based on survey results conducted among graduating students of the Budapest University of Technology, more than 50% of students planning to work abroad would stay home if offered a job by a multinational company based in Hungary. ...more.
Telenor Hungary says that it has expanded its HSPA+ 84 Mbps network and coverage is now available in 60 towns, covering a population of 700,000. ...more.
Telenor Hungary has revamped its tariffs in reaction to a hike in taxes announced by the government earlier this year. ...more.
The Hungarian government has submitted a bill, effective from July 2012, for an additional telecommunication tax, which foresees a budget shortfall of around EUR140-170 million annually. ...more.
The new NOC will provide a range of management services including a customer service centre, a network monitoring centre, a fault handing centre, a network performance optimisation centre, a spare parts management and repair centre. ...more.
Telenor Hungary says that it has upgraded the underground mobile network coverage available within the Budapest metro railway to a peak rate of 42Mbps download speeds. ...more.
The European Commission has decided to refer Hungary to the EU's Court of Justice because it continues to impose a specific tax on the turnover of telecoms operators in violation of EU rules. ...more.
Nokia has announced around 4,000 job losses at its smartphone factories in Hungary, Mexico and Finland. ...more.
Telenor Hungary says that its subscribers generated a data traffic of more than 124,000 GB with their Christmas and New Year greetings this year which is 46% higher than the year before. ...more.
T-Mobile Hungary says that it has become the first network in the country to launch LTE services - initially covering most parts of 10 Budapest districts. ...more.