Hungary to call tender for fourth mobile operator in H2 2011.

By bne IntelliNews July 7, 2011
Hungary's government decided to put up for sale the unused 900MHz and 1,800MHz frequencies, thus opening the Hungarian mobile market for a new service provider, MTI news agency reported. The auction will take place in H2. In case the state receives no appropriate offers, the frequencies will be awarded to the current mobile operators. Presently, there are three wireless telecoms in the country: T-Mobile, Vodafone and Telenor. According to the latest data from the National Communications Authority (NMHH), Hungary's mobile market penetration continued to decrease in May, dropping by 0.4pps m/m to 118.0%. There were 11.77mn mobile subscriptions as at end May, down by 0.42% m/m. The telecoms' market shares were as follows: T-Mobile (44.28%), Telenor (33.23%) and Vodafone (22.49%).

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