New Market Research Report: Hungary Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Feb 06 2015

In 2014 Hungary underwent its first large scale 4G spectrum auctions, which saw nine blocks of bandwidth divvied up between four network operators. Alongside incumbents Telenor, T-Mobile and Vodafone, the telecommunications regulator NMHH also licenced a new market player Digi. BMI believes that while Digi's entrance will have a limited impact on the Hungarian mobile market, the auction will spur 4G and mobile data usage growth. Meanwhile, in the wireline segment, i t is believed that Mid Europa Partners will sell its subsidiary Hungarian telephony and broadband operator Invitel within 2014, which could result in a decrease competition in the fixed-line market.

Key Data

* The most recent operator data show a total of 10.813mn mobile subscriptions in Hungary at the end of September 2014, equal to a penetration rate of 108.9%, with total subscriptions up by 0.7% y-o-y.
* Meanwhile the mobile internet market is booming. NMHH reported a total of 3.095mn active mobile internet subscriptions at the end of 2013, up 29%, making it the outperforming growth segment of Hungary's telecoms market.
* Converged service provision acted as a buffer against fixed-to-mobile substitution in 2013, with fixed-line subscriptions up 2.6% to 3.039mn in Q413.

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Key Trends And Developments

The regulatory environment in Hungary continued to generate uncertainty for operators in 2014, with potential for further shocks in 2015, despite a victory regarding the internet tax. In October 2014 Minister of National Economy Mihály Varga stated the Hungarian government's intention to impose a new tax of between 4.5% and 6% on internet service providers in 2015. The government planned to charge HUF150 (USD0.62) on every gigabyte of data used. However, tens of thousands of Hungarians took to the streets on October 26 in Budapest to protest the government's plans to introduce an internet tax. Those opposed to the tax view it as a measure restricting...

The Hungary Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Hungary's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Hungary Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Hungary.

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