NMHH publishes new rules on MTel’s wholesale access rates

13 May 2011

Hungary’s telecoms regulator, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH), has published its final resolutions concerning the regulation of access to Magyar Telekom (MTel’s) infrastructure (Market 4) and broadband access (Market 5) segments. The Market 4 edict defines the incumbent as having significant market power (SMP) in this segment, and obliges it to provide access to its passive network infrastructures – including ducts, poles, dark fibre, copper and optical local loops. It is understood the unbundling prices set by the NMHH will be based on a Long Run Incremental Cost (LRIC) methodology and will be published in the autumn. Meanwhile the Market 5 resolution requires that MTel provide bitstream access on its copper, cable and fibre-optic networks on retail-minus basis. The Market 5 regulated prices will also be available in the autumn.