Research and Markets: Hungary - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts - DTTV Available to 95% of Population Yet ASO Completion Put off to End-2014
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ngzcfg/hungary_telecoms) has announced the addition of the "Hungary - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts" report to their offering.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Hungary's telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors.
The anticipated award of a fourth 15-year mobile license in the 900MHz band will introduce a new market entrant to compete against the triopoly of T-Mobile, Telenor and Vodafone. The licensee can also bid for frequencies in the 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands. Given that the licenses are technology-neutral, the release of additional spectrum will considerably advance the country's LTE capabilities in coming years. The regulator initially earmarked LTE to be deployed using the 2.7GHz band despite the poor propagation characteristics of the higher frequencies. However, other bands have now been permitted for 4G which will better serve rural communities hampered by poor fixed-line infrastructure. All three MNOs have trialled LTE with a view to commercial launches in 2012 and 2013. The government's National Broadband Strategy envisions full broadband access by the end of 2011, with a focus on improving digital literacy. Initiatives to bridge the digital divide include installing publicly accessible internet access points in towns with fewer than 5,000 people. The regulator has played a significant part in encouraging broadband growth by establishing regulatory wholesale market price controls, extending wholesale access to cable and fibre networks. DTTV services are available to 95% of the population. Although legislation initially set ASO for the end of 2011, with the process undertaken regionally, the government has delayed it to the end of 2014 depending on related amendments to the New Media Act. Both Romania and Bulgaria have also put back their ASO dates.
- Antenna Hungaria
- GTS Datanet
- Maygar Telecom
- Maygar Televizio
- Vodafone Hungary.
- UPC Hungary
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