Hungary cuts mobile termination charges

The National Communications Authority, Hungary's telecom regulator, has ordered the country's three mobile operators to cut their termination charges. These will fall to HUF 11.86 in three steps by 1 December 2010, an overall reduction of 40 per cent. This action follows a reduction of 30 per cent in termination charges over the last three years. By decreasing termination charges further it will be possible to reduce the retail cost of fixed line and mobile calls terminating in mobile networks.

Hungary currently has 11.95 million mobile customers, representing a penetration rate of 119.1 per cent. Subscriber numbers grew by 110,000 in November 2008. The largest operator is T-Mobile followed by Vodafone and Pannon, which saw a fall in its market share in November.

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