Hungary is a Fast Grower telecom market in Eastern Europe with 3 Hungary Telecom Companies and 11.5 million mobile connections.

Hungary prices comparing to those in the EU: Compared to all EU28 countries, prices for mobile broadband and telephony in Hungary are, across the offers studied, much more expensive than on EU average. No offers were found to be less expensive than the EU average.

Price Trends – Relative to 2017, averaging over the usage baskets shown, prices in Hungary fell strongly. In contrast, for consumers requiring 10 GB data and no calls or SMS, prices rose noticeably (by 12%).

For 5 GB (data only) Sim card you will have to pay €21.84 (€16.02 is EU average).

Regulatory Agency: NMHH

Magyar Telecom

47%

market share

Telenor

31%

market share

Vodafone

23%

market share

Hungary, as member of EU, implement “roam like at home” rules which mean that when you use your mobile phone while travelling outside your home country in any EU country you don’t have to pay any additional roaming charges.

You benefit from these rules when calling (to mobile and fixed phones), sending text messages (SMS) and using data services while abroad. These rules also apply when receiving calls or texts while roaming even if the person you are calling is using a different service provider.

You pay exactly the same price for using these services when travelling in the EU as you would if you were at home.

Mobile users must be aware that outside EU countries, on the ships, cruisers, planes etc. there are still roaming charges and they can be very high. We can help you to avoid them and find best solutions for your Hungary or any other country roaming needs. Get you Alert now.

HUNGARY OPERATORS IN FIXED TELEPHONY:

Magyar Telekom (Deutsche Telekom)

Digi.Tel (RCS&RDS)

UPC (Liberty Global Europe)


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The number of fixed-lines in Hungary 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 of recent years has also affected telecom revenue, though recovery since 2013 has improved spending habits 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.

The 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.

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