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


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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 concessions, supplemented by spectrum in the 3.4GHz which it secured at auction in June 2016. Mobile penetration is relatively high for the region, and there remains considerable growth in mobile broadband services delivered via upgraded networks. These upgrades have supported a rapid increase in the use of smartphones, and consequently of mobile data. Revenue growth is focused on mobile data as operators struggle with competition and regulated tariff reductions, as well as reduced MTRs.

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:

Vodafone Hungary and DIGI Telecommunications secure spectrum in the 3.4GHz band; Magyar Telekom and Telenor Hungary expand LTE coverage through joint network using the 800MHz band; Magyar Telekom expands NFC-enabled MobilTárca mobile wallet service; T-Mobile expands LTE-A services offering data at up to 300Mb/s; telecom tax affecting mobile revenue; M2M sector gaining traction; MNOs trial NFC applications; smartphones accounting for most new handset sales; Telenor Hungary upgrades HSPA+ network; Vodafone doubles data transmission to 42Mb/s using DC-HSPA+ technology; report update includes the regulator's market data to October 2016, telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

T-Mobile Hungary, Telenor Hungary, Vodafone Hungary.


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 26GHz spectrum
4.6 450MHz spectrum
4.7 3.4GHz
4.8 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
4.9 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.10 Roaming
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Digital networks
5.1.1 GSM
5.1.2 Third Generation mobile
5.1.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
5.2 Other infrastructure developments
5.2.1 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
5.2.2 TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA)
5.2.3 Push-to-talk (PTT)
5.2.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
5.2.5 High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
5.2.6 WAP
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-TV
7.2 m-commerce
7.3 m-marketing
8. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 - 2009
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2017
Table 3 Mobile voice market share by SIM cards 2006 - 2015
Table 4 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 5 Mobile sector revenue 2009 - 2015
Table 6 Smart phones in use 2006 - 2016
Table 7 Household penetration of mobile devices 2011 - 2015
Table 8 Historic - Total SMS and MMS messages sent 2002 - 2016
Table 9 Mobile broadband subscribers per operator 2009 - 2014
Table 10 Mobile data traffic by operator 2009 - 2014
Table 11 Mobile voice traffic 2001 - 2015
Table 12 T-Mobile mobile broadband subscribers 2008 - 2016
Table 13 Mobile broadband revenue 2006 - 2015
Table 16 T-Mobile subscribers 2003 - 2016
Table 17 T-Mobile revenue () 2004 - 2016
Table 18 T-Mobile revenue (HUF) 2014 - 2016
Table 19 T-Mobile ARPU 2004 - 2016
Table 20 Telenor subscribers 2004 - 2016
Table 21 Telenor financial data 2006 - 2016
Table 22 Telenor Monthly ARPU 2006 - 2016
Table 23 Telenor Monthly ARPU 2006 2016
Table 24 Vodafone subscribers 2007 - 2016
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 2017
Chart 2 Telenor mobile financial data 2006 2016
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum awards
Exhibit 2 Spectrum auction results 2014

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