Telenor Hungary

Telenor Hungary

Country

Company Name

Telenor Magyarország Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Telenor Magyarország (Telenor Hungary) is the second largest mobile network operator in Hungary. The company was founded as Pannon GSM Telecommunications Ltd. in 1994. In February 2006 the company changed its brand to Pannon and refreshed its logo to meet the new corporate identity of its parent, Telenor. In May 2010 the company changed its name to Telenor. Telenor divested interest in the company in March 2018 to investment group PPF, including those in Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Serbia.

The company provides 2G GSM services over the 900 and 1800 MHz bands, and in April 2007 launched a 3G UMTS network over B1 (2100 MHz). The 3G network was upgraded to support DC-HSPA+ in August 2011.

Telenor Hungary launched 4G LTE in July 2012 over the B3 (1800 MHz) band, initially using a 10 MHz channel. The network was upgraded to support 150 Mbps in October 2013. LTE-Advanced with 2C aggregation was implemented in 2016 following the activation of B7 (2600 MHz, and B20 (800 MHz) carriers, providing up to 300 Mbps peak DL rates.

The company announced successful LTE-A Pro trials in December 2016, with 3C aggregation CA_3A-7A-20A achieving peak DL rates of 1.2 Gbps using 4X4 MIMO and 256QAM.

In partnership with Huawei, VoLTE was implemented by Telenor in January 2019.

Telenor Hungary 5G

Telenor launched a 5G test network in May 2019 using a 100 MHz channel in the n78 (3500 MHz) band. The test network is reported to provide 1.8 Gbps DL throughput using equipment provided by ZTE.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2007-04 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2012-07]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
10 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Trialling
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus
100 MHz Trialling

News & Developments

On May 15, Telenor Hungary launched its fifth generation (5G) mobile test network in Győr. The site selection at the Széchenyi István University and the downtown of Győr is not a coincidence: the telecom company, besides its own tests - the first in Hungary - also provides the university's engineers with the latest mobile network technology, which can give a great boost