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Hungary generates €418 million through spectrum auction

Hungary is utilising previously unused spectrum for mobile broadband

Hungary has raised a total of HUF130.6 billion (€418 million) in a mobile spectrum auction in the 800, 900, 1,800 and 2,600 MHz frequency bands. The auction included the successful allocation of previously unallocated bands.

Hungary introduces state-owned operator

Hungary will see a fourth, state-owned, operator enter the market

A new state-owned operator is set to enter Hungary’s mobile market after a consortium formed by other state-owned firms Magyar Posta, the Hungarian Electricity Works and a unit of the Hungarian Developmen­t Bank successfully bid for the biggest block at the country’s 900MHz band auction.

Magyar launches LTE in Hungary

LTE services have now been launched in Hungary, via Magyar Telekom

T-Mobile’s Hungarian subsidiary Magyar Telekom has become the first operator to offer a 4G-LTE mobile broadband service in the country. The service was launched across ten districts of Budapest after the operator carried out a three-month extended network testing phase, involving over a hundred personal and business users.

Magyar Telekom selects Ericsson to prep network for LTE upgrade path

Hungary's Magyar Telekom will be moving from 2G straight to HSPA+ with LTE to follow, thanks to Ericsson upgrades

Magyar Telekom, the Hungarian operator and part of the Deutsche Telekom group, has selected Ericsson to overhaul its ageing network.

EU to take legal action against France and Spain over telecoms taxes

The EU is set to take legal action against France, Spain and Hungary over telecoms taxes

France and Spain are to be taken to court by the EU over telecoms taxes. According to reports from Reuters, the EU executive will take legal action over taxes imposed on telecoms companies aimed at compensating for the end of advertising on public television stations. An unnamed source has said that such taxes are deemed to be incompatible with EU telecoms rules, which require specific charges on telecoms operators to be directly related to meeting the costs of regulating the telecoms sector.

Telenor takes LTE to Hungary

Telenor has tapped ZTE to build an LTE network in Hungary

The Hungarian subsidiary of European carrier Telenor has tapped Chinese equipment vendor ZTE to build a 4G LTE network supporting multi mode and multi band services.

TDC offloads Hungarian assets

Danish operator TDC is to offload its controlling stake in Hungarian fixed line provider Invitel for DKK54.9m (€7.4m).

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