Magyar takes utility business nationwide

Magyar Telecom is fighting back against energy companies’ encroachment into fiber services in Hungary by expanding its utility services business nationwide.
The operator has signed up 50,000 of its T-Home subscribers to its electric and gas services in the past two years, but is now going head-to-head with the country’s utility firms by taking the service nationwide. It hopes to garner favor with discounts on its IPTV, web and telephony services for anyone signing up to the utilities.
“Almost two years after the service launch…we are able to offer also energy to our customers, further to the telecommunication services,” Róbert Pataki, the telco’s chief strategy and business development officer, says.