Hungary Telecommunications Report Q1 2015
Key Trends And Developments
- The most recent operator data show a total of 10.717mn mobile subscriptions in Hungary at the end of June 2014, equal to a penetration rate of 107.89%, slightly lower than the national regulator NMHH's estimate at 116.8% at the end of June. This suggests growth both year-on-year (y-o-y) as well as quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q).
- 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.
In September 2014, Hungary's regulator NMHH, concluded an auction for spectrum in the 800MHz, 900MHz, 1,800MHz and 2,600MHz frequency bands, raising a total of HUF130.6bn (EUR418mn). The three incumbent mobile operators all acquired spectrum, as well as a fourth player Digi Telecommunications, owned by Romanian telecoms company RCS&RDS. The frequencies will be used to provide 4G LTE services in the country, with the 800MHz spectrum able to expand mobile broadband coverage to rural regions at a lower cost due to the nature of its lower frequencies. BMI believes that some the bids that...
Hungary underwent its first large scale 4G spectrum auctions, which saw nine blocks of bandwith 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. It is believed that Mid Europa Partners will sell its subsidiary Hungarian telephony and broadband operator Invitel within 2014, which will decrease competition in the fixed-line market.
BMI Industry View
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (Hungary 2011-2018)
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Hungary 2011-2018)
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: CEE Telecoms Risk/Rewards Ratings, Q314
Table: Hungary Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2013
Table: Hungary - Mobile Market Net Additions ('000), 2012-2013
Mobile Content/Value-Added Services
Table: Selected VAS Services
Table: Mobile Contract Wins
Mobile Operator Data
Table: Market Overview
Central And Eastern Europe Mobile Content
Table: Total Fixed-Line Subscriptions By Technology ('000),
Table: Magyar Telekom Pay-TV Subscriptions By Technology ('000) & Blended TV ARPU (HUF)
Table: Wireline Developments, 2008-2013
Industry Trends And Developments
Table: Industry Trends And Developments
Table: Hungary - Regulatory Bodies
Table: Key Players - Hungary Telecoms Sector
Table: Ericsson Quarterly And Annual Results By Segment (SEKbn)
Table: Hungary's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
Table: Hungary's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
Table: Hungary's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
Table: Hungary's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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