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Hungary - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses


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Hungary - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

As in many other markets in the region, in Hungary the number of fixed-lines, as also fixed-line revenue, has been affected by the changing consumer use of such services and by the trend for fixed-to-mobile substitution. Fixed-line operators have thus looked to fixed-line and mobile broadband services to boost revenue. The economic crisis also affected telecom revenue, though recovery since 2013 has improved spend among consumers and so helped revitalise sector revenue. However, financial recovery among telcos has been rendered more difficult by the government's telecom and utility taxes. The tax on internet data traffic was criticised by the European Commission, and the rate was reduced to 18% in early 2017. Other taxes on calls and messaging services are also in place.

In late 2015 the government struck deals with Maygar Telekom and a number of other operators under which the telcos are extending super-fast broadband access to underserved areas. For its part, the government agreed not to provide funding to competitors in specific areas where telcos undertook to provide network upgrades.

This report provides an overview of Hungary's telecoms and IT market, highlighting regulatory developments, major operators, fixed-line network infrastructure, and a variety of insightful statistics.

Key developments:

Amendments to Utility Tax encouraging operators to accelerate deployment of superfast broadband networks; Deutsche Telekom operationally integrates GTS as part of its B2B Europe unit; government scraps proposed levy on internet traffic, continues with other telecom taxes; telcos report lower revenue; new access regulations incorporate fibre and cable infrastructure sharing; report update includes the regulator's market data to October 2016, telcos' financial and operating data for Q3 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Magyar Telekom, Invitel, Antenna Hungaria, GTS-Datanet, B2B Europe.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Telecom tax
4.2 Internet tax
4.3 Utility Tax
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Unified Telecommunications Act 2001
5.3 Electronic Communications Act 2003
5.4 EU Regulatory Framework
5.5 Revised NFR
5.6 Regulatory authority
5.6.1 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.6.2 Privatisation
5.6.3 Interconnect
5.6.4 Access
5.6.5 Number Portability (NP)
5.6.6 Carrier selection (CS) and carrier preselection (CPS)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Magyar Telekom
6.2.1 International expansion
6.3 Invitel
6.4 Monor
6.5 B2B Europe
6.6 Antenna Hungária
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.1.1 Magyar Telekom
7.1.2 Alternative operators
7.2 International infrastructure
8. Wholesaling
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2016 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2016 (e)
Table 3 Internet subscriber statistics 2016 (e)
Table 4 Mobile statistics 2016 (e)
Table 5 National telecommunications authority
Table 6 Telecom services revenue by sector 2009 - 2015
Table 7 Households with telecom services 2005 - 2015
Table 8 Maygar Telecom telecom tax contributions 2010 - 2016
Table 9 Cumulative fixed-number portings 2014 - 2016
Table 10 Fixed-voice market share of subscribers by major operator 2011 - 2016
Table 11 Fixed-voice market share by minor operator 2011 - 2016
Table 12 Market share of fixed telephony by service 2012 - 2015
Table 13 Magyar Telekom Group financial data 2006 - 2016
Table 14 Magyar Telekom domestic financial data 2011 - 2016
Table 15 Magyar Telekom subscribers by sector 2011 - 2016
Table 16 Invitel financial data by sector 2010 - 2015
Table 17 Invitel financial data by sector (new format) 2015 - 2016
Table 18 Invitel subscribers 2010 - 2016
Table 19 GTS Central Europe revenue 2010; 2012 - 2013
Table 20 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2009
Table 21 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2017
Table 22 Fixed-line voice traffic 2002 - 2015
Table 23 Total international internet bandwidth 2000 - 2015
Chart 1 Telecom services revenue by sector 2009 2015
Chart 2 Magyar Telekom Group financial data 2006 2016
Chart 3 Magyar Telekom domestic financial data 2011 2016
Chart 4 Magyar Telekom subscribers by sector 2011 2016
Chart 5 Invitel subscribers 2010 2016
Chart 6 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2017
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview
Exhibit 3 Number portability defined
Exhibit 4 Carrier selection and carrier preselection overview

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