Hungarian mobile base topped 10.45 million in September – regulator

8 Nov 2007

Hungary’s mobile network operators collectively added 112,000 subscribers (including all registered SIMs active or otherwise) in September to boost the total to 10.45 million by the end of the month, the National Communications Authority (NHH) reported on Wednesday. By the start of October cellular penetration reached 104.4% the watchdog said. Based on total mobile subscriptions, Pannon’s market share was 34.85% at 30 September (down from 34.86% the previous month), while T-Mobile claimed 44.08% (44.09%) and Vodafone had 21.07% (21.05%). However, based on active subscriptions only at that date (ie subscriptions actually generating traffic), the country total was 9.65 million, of which Pannon had 33.35% (33.56% previously), T-Mobile had 45.04% (44.90%) and Vodafone had 21.61% (21.54%).

The NHH also said that 4,855 mobile numbers were switched under mobile number portability (MNP) in September. Since this service was made available in May 2004, a total of 180,268 numbers have been switched, it said.

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