Hungary’s Government Informatics Development Agency (KIFU) under the Ministry of Innovation & Technology disclosed on its website the latest call for proposals for EU/state-funded high speed broadband network rollouts under the country’s Superfast Internet Programme 2 (SZIP2). Focusing on 100Mbps-plus fibre access deployments, the government has identified the current need for expansion and upgrade of networks for 62,000 households in 72 districts. Companies can register their applications for constructing 100Mbps-plus networks between 6 May and 11 June 2020. The statement adds that ‘investments can be supported with up to HUF5 million to HUF1.5 billion [USD15,000 to USD4.61 million] per district.’
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database says that the government kicked off the SZIP2 programme in January 2019 with the target of spreading 100Mbps-plus network coverage to 90% of households by 2025, with emphasis on gigabit-capable fibre-optics alongside 5G fixed-wireless/mobile infrastructure.