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Hungary - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

  • November 2014
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 68 pages

Popular protests force rejection of tax on internet traffic
Hungary's telecom regulator has been effective in promoting competition, and has aligned interconnection and access tariffs with the EU average. As in many other markets in the region, the number of fixed-lines, as also fixed-line revenue, 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 broadband internet access and broadband-based services to boost revenue. The economic crisis has also affected telecom revenue, exacerbated by the government's recent telecom taxes. The attempt to impose a tax on internet data traffic was abandoned in November 2014 following civil demonstrations against it.

The dynamic mobile market is served by three mobile network operators and a growing number of MVNOs. Mobile penetration is relatively high, and though there are fewer opportunities for revenue growth through new subscriber additions, the MNOs have upgraded networks to capitalise on strong consumer demand for mobile data services. Thus future revenue growth is focused on mobile data while operators face stiffening competition and regulated tariff reductions.

Hungary enjoys relatively high internet penetration, with broadband representing the majority of internet connections. There is effective cross-platform competition. The market is led by cable, closely followed by DSL. The regulator has acted to promote competition via LLU. Competition and the demand for bandwidth are pushing the drive for higher speed platforms, and so have encouraged operators to invest in FttX and DOCSIS 3.0. Catering for the large internet user base are useful online services and applications, fostering the development of an internet society, a trend recognised and encouraged by the government through investment and policy.
The competitive digital TV market is continuing to evolve with new bundled service offerings and the ongoing transition to digital broadcasting. Digital TV is available via terrestrial TV, cable TV networks, satellite and IPTV platforms.

This report provides an overview of Hungary's telecoms and IT market, highlighting regulatory developments, the major operators, fixed-line network infrastructure, and a variety of insightful statistics. It reviews the strong mobile market, covering the major players, voice and data services and the regulatory environment. It also assesses the broadband and digital TV markets, covering market developments and including data, statistics and scenario-based forecasts for fixed broadband penetration to 2020.

Key developments:
Mid Europa Partners to sell Invitel Holdings; government scraps proposed levy on internet traffic; Deutsche Telekom acquires GTS Central Europe; telcos report lower revenue into Q3 2014; new access regulations incorporate fibre and cable infrastructure sharing; National Media and Infocommunication Authority inaugurated to oversee telecoms sector; regulator auctions 450MHz spectrum; multi-spectrum auction in late 2014 boosts mobile broadband capabilities; T-Mobile trials LTE-A; M2M sector gaining traction; smartphones accounting for up to 70% of handset sales; RG Networks launches satellite broadband via Eutelsat; government expands e-payment systems; Maygar Telecom steps up e-health initiatives; Maygar Telekom stops selling cable TV services; DTTV available to 95% of population; UPC cable dominance following purchase of FiberNet assets, regulator market data to September 2014; telco's financial and operating data for Q3 2014; recent market developments.

Companies and subsidiaries mentioned in this report include:
Magyar Telekom, Invitel, Antenna Hungaria, GTS-Datanet, Telenor Hungary, Vodafone Hungary, UPC Hungary, Hungarotel, FiberNet, Maygar Televizio, TV2.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year

Table Of Contents

Hungary - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts
1. Key Statistics
2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Economic background
2.2 Telecom tax
2.3 Proposed internet tax
2.4 Overview of Hungary's telecom market
3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 Background
3.1.1 Unified Telecommunications Act 2001
3.1.2 Electronic Communications Act 2003
3.1.3 EU Regulatory Framework
3.1.4 Revised NFR
3.2 Regulatory authority
3.2.1 Nemzeti Hírközlesi Hatóság (NHH)
3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Hungary
3.3.1 Privatisation
3.3.2 Interconnect
3.3.3 Access
3.3.4 Number Portability (NP)
3.3.5 Carrier selection (CS) and carrier preselection (CPS)
4. Fixed Network Operators
4.1 Market overview
4.2 Magyar Telekom
4.2.1 International expansion
4.3 Invitel
4.4 Monor
4.5 GTS-Datanet
4.6 Antenna Hungária
5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 National telecom network
5.1.1 Magyar Telekom
5.1.2 Alternative operators
5.2 International infrastructure
5.3 Wholesaling Overview
6. Internet Market
6.1 Hungary's emerging internet society
6.2 Legislation
7. Broadband Market
7.1 Overview
7.2 Fixed broadband statistics
7.3 Cable modems
7.4 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
7.5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
7.6 Wireless broadband
7.6.1 WiFi
7.7 Satellite broadband
7.8 Mobile broadband
8. Digital Media/Digital economy
8.1 Digital Economy
8.1.1 E-government
8.1.2 E-health
8.1.3 E-education
8.1.4 E-Commerce
8.2 Overview of Digital Media market
8.2.1 Bundled services
8.2.2 Regulatory developments
8.2.3 Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
8.2.4 Digital TV (DTV)
9. Mobile Communications
9.1 Overview of Hungary's mobile market
9.1.1 Mobile statistics
9.2 Regulatory issues
9.2.1 GSM licences
9.2.2 3G licence awards
9.2.3 Multi-spectrum auction results 2014
9.2.4 900MHz spectrum
9.2.5 26GHz spectrum
9.2.6 450MHz spectrum
9.2.7 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
9.2.8 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
9.3 Mobile technologies
9.3.1 Digital
9.3.2 Third Generation mobile
9.4 Major mobile operators
9.4.1 T-Mobile Hungary (MTel)
9.4.2 Telenor Hungary
9.4.3 Vodafone Hungary
9.4.4 MPVI Mobil
9.4.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
9.5 Mobile voice services
9.5.1 Prepaid cards
9.6 Mobile data services
9.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)/Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
9.6.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
9.6.3 Push-to-talk (PTT)
9.6.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
9.6.5 High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
9.6.6 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
9.6.7 Mobile TV
9.7 Mobile content and applications
9.7.1 T-Mobile Hungary
9.7.2 Vodafone Hungary
9.7.3 Telenor Hungary
9.7.4 M-commerce (micropayments)
9.8 Mobile marketing
9.8.1 QR code readers
9.8.2 Vodafone 360
10. Forecasts
10.1 Forecasts fixed broadband subscribers 2010 - 2013; 2020
10.1.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
10.1.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
Table 1 Country statistics 2014 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2014 (Sep)
Table 3 Internet subscriber statistics 2014 (e)
Table 4 Mobile statistics 2014 (Jun)
Table 5 National telecommunications authority
Table 6 Maygar Telecom telecom tax contributions 2010 - 2014
Table 7 Proportion of voice lines by technology 2010 2014
Table 8 VoIP and VoCATV lines in service 2008 - 2014
Table 9 Fixed-voice market share by operator 2011 - 2014
Table 10 Magyar Telekom Group financial data 2006 - 2014
Table 11 Magyar Telekom domestic financial data 2011 - 2014
Table 12 Magyar Telekom subscribers by sector 2011 - 2014
Table 13 Invitel financial data 2009 - 2014
Table 14 Invitel financial data by sector 2010 - 2014
Table 15 Invitel subscribers 2010 - 2013
Table 16 GTS Central Europe revenue 2010; 2012 - 2013
Table 17 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2004
Table 18 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2014
Table 19 Total international internet bandwidth 2000 - 2013
Table 20 Internet access revenue by platform 2002 - 2012
Table 21 Household internet and broadband penetration 2005 - 2014
Table 22 Proportion of internet accesses by platform 2007 - 2014
Table 23 Historic - Internet users and penetration rates 1999 - 2004
Table 24 Internet users and penetration rates 2005 - 2014
Table 25 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2015
Table 26 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2011 - 2014
Table 27 Fixed broadband lines above 30Mb/s, by platform 2011 - 2014
Table 28 Cable broadband subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 29 Cable broadband subscribers via DOCSIS3.0 2012 - 2014
Table 30 UPC cable broadband subscribers 2003 - 2014
Table 31 T-Home cable broadband subscribers 2004 - 2014
Table 32 DSL broadband subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 33 Magyar Telekom retail ADSL subscribers 2004 2014
Table 34 FttX broadband subscribers 2010 - 2015
Table 35 Magyar Telekom FttX subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 36 Wireless broadband subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 37 Mobile broadband subscribers per operator 2009 - 2014
Table 38 Mobile data traffic by operator per operator 2009 - 2014
Table 39 TV market share by main operators 2009 - 2014
Table 40 TV market share by platform 2009 - 2014
Table 41 TV subscribers by reception 2009 - 2014
Table 42 Take-up of services by bundle 2010 - 2012
Table 43 Proportion of bundled take-up by provider 2010 - 2012
Table 44 Magyar Telekom IPTV subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 45 Cable TV sector investment 2002 - 2013
Table 46 UPC homes passed 2003 - 2014
Table 47 UPC Subscribers by service type 2003 - 2014
Table 48 UPC financial data (historic) 2006 - 2009
Table 49 Magyar Telekom (T-Home) cable TV subscribers 2004 - 2014
Table 50 Satellite subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 51 T-Home satellite TV subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 52 DTTV (MinDig TV) subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 53 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 - 2004
Table 54 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 55 Mobile voice market share by SIM cards 2006 - 2014
Table 56 Smart phones in use 2006 - 2014
Table 57 T-Mobile subscribers 2003 - 2014
Table 58 T-Mobile mobile broadband subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 59 T-Mobile revenue 2004 - 2014
Table 60 T-Mobile ARPU 2004 - 2014
Table 61 Telenor subscribers 2004 - 2014
Table 62 Telenor mobile financial data 2006 - 2014
Table 63 Telenor Monthly ARPU 2006 - 2014
Table 64 Telenor Monthly ARPU 2006 2014
Table 65 Vodafone subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 66 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 67 Total SMS and MMS messages sent 2002 - 2012
Table 68 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 69 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Chart 1 VoIP and VoCATV lines in service 2008 - 2014
Chart 2 Magyar Telekom Group financial data 2006 2014
Chart 3 Magyar Telekom domestic financial data 2011 2014
Chart 4 Magyar Telekom subscribers by sector 2011 2014
Chart 5 Invitel subscribers 2010 2013
Chart 6 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2014
Chart 7 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2015
Chart 8 Mobile broadband subscribers per operator 2009 2014
Chart 9 Mobile data traffic by operator per operator 2009 2014
Chart 10 TV market share by platform 2009 2014
Chart 11 TV subscribers by reception 2009 2014
Chart 12 UPC Subscribers by service type 2003 2014
Chart 13 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 2015
Chart 14 Telenor mobile financial data 2006 2014
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview
Exhibit 3 Number portability defined
Exhibit 4 Carrier selection and carrier preselection overview
Exhibit 5 2G spectrum awards
Exhibit 6 Spectrum auction results 2014

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