Telenor Hungary signs off on 4G spectrum contract

14 Nov 2014

Mobile operator Telenor Hungary has formally signed a contract with the national regulator, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH), concerning its recent award of spectrum suitable for the provision of 4G mobile services. In a release, the carrier said that by dint of the 800MHz (10MHz block), 900MHz (2MHz block) and 2600MHz (20MHz block) frequencies it won in the NMHH’s recent auction, it aims to deliver ultra-high speed services including music streaming and mobile TV (‘MyTv’) nationwide, at download speeds of up to 150Mbps.

The cellco intends to invest upwards of HUF15 billion-HUF20 billion (USD61.1 million– USD81.5 million) over the next three years in its 4G network – branded ‘Hipernet – to provide coverage to 98% of the population. It aims to complete coverage of the capital Budapest ‘within months’, following which its focus will shift to the areas of Balaton and other major cities. On signing the contract with the NMHH, Christopher Laska, CEO of Telenor Hungary, said: ‘We are convinced that everyone in this country deserves the best services with the best mobile operator, that is why we would like to take the Hipernet to all in Hungary. Telenor customer experience will improve further, even in the remotest parts of Hungary’.