NMHH reports fall in mobile base at end-March

27 Apr 2011

Hungary’s telecoms regulator, the National Media and Telecommunications Authority (NMHH), says the overall number of mobile phone subscriptions in the country fell by 45,000 in March, or 0.38% month-on-month, to 11.893 million, although the total was up 0.09% year-on-year. Of the total, active subscriptions reached 10.964 million, it said, down 56,000 on the previous month. In its preliminary report the NMHH said that T-Mobile’s share of the overall mobile market increased last month from 43.65% to 43.81%, Vodafone’s slice of the pie grew from 22.42% to 22.52%, while Telenor (formerly Pannon) reported a small fall from 32.45% to 32.36%. The cellular penetration rate was 119.1% at end-March 2011, compared to 119.6% in February.



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