Telecommunications in Hungary

Telecommunications in Hungary

Telephones - main lines in use: 3,577,300 (2004) [1]

Telephones - mobile cellular: 11,000,000 (109%)(2008)

Telephone system:
General assessment: The telephone system has been modernized and is capable of satisfying all requests for telecommunication service.
Domestic: The system is Digitized and highly automated; trunk services are carried by fiber-optic cable and digital microwave radio relay; a program for fiber-optic subscriber connections was initiated in 1996; heavy use is made of mobile cellular telephones.
International: Country code - 36; Hungary has fiber-optic cable connections with all neighboring countries; the international switch is in Budapest; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean regions), 1 Inmarsat, 1 very small aperture terminal (VSAT) system of ground terminals.

Radio broadcast stations: AM 17, FM 57, shortwave 3 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 35 (plus 161 low-power repeaters) (1995)

Internet country code: .hu

Internet hosts: 1,000,000 broadband (2007)

Internet users: 4.5 million (2006)


Broadband Internet access

ADSL appeared in Hungary in 2001, and ADSL2+ in late 2005.
The main broadband internet providers are: T-Home (formerly T-Com/T-Online/Matáv), Chello (UPC), Invitel, Externet, Emitel, Monortel, Pantel, TVnet, TvNetWork, VIVAnet, DIGI. Smaller providers mainly available in the city of Budapest, like TigerNet or HDSnet.

The number of subscribers in Hungary has reached 1 million in January 2007.



Telenor offers: HSDPA/3G/EDGE/GPRS solutions to use your cell phone to connect to the Internet.
Technologies: WCDMA (=Wideband Code Division Multiple Access other name: „UMTS”), CDMA 2000, CDMA TDD.
The 3G service available in major cities! These cities are: Budapest, Debrecen, Nyíregyháza, Miskolc, Kecskemét, Szeged, Pécs, Siófok, Veszprém, Székesfehérvár, Tatabánya, Szombathely, Győr.



3G service available in major cities. source(English)


Vodafone offers: HSDPA/3G/GPRS solutions to use your cell phone to connect to the Internet.
The 3G service available in many towns.



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