Communications in Hungary, Hungary Telecommunication - Allo' Expat Hungary
Allo' Expat Hungary - Connecting Expats in Hungary
Main Homepage
Allo' Expat Hungary Logo

Subscribe to Allo' Expat Newsletter
Check our Rates
   Information Center Hungary
Hungary General Information
History of Hungary
Hungary Culture
Hungary Cuisine
Hungary Geography
Hungary Population
Hungary Government
Hungary Economy
Hungary Communications
Hungary Transportations
Hungary Military
Hungary Transnational Issues
Hungary Healthcare
Hungary People, Language & Religion
Hungary Expatriates Handbook
Hungary and Foreign Government
Hungary General Listings
Hungary Useful Tips
Hungary Education & Medical
Hungary Travel & Tourism Info
Hungary Lifestyle & Leisure
Hungary Business Matters
  Sponsored Links

Check our Rates

1(USD) = 206.56(HUF)
Mon | 01:32AM

Hungary Communications

Budapest is the principal communications centre. In 2008, there were 3.094 million main line telephones. In that same year, an additional 12.224 million mobile cellular phones were in use. Although telecommunication services in Hungary were long underdeveloped, services improved significantly during the 1990s, and investment in value-added services, such as the internet and VSAT, grew.

As of 2008, Hungary has 5 AM and 90 FM radio stations, and 95 television stations. In 2000 there were 690 radios and 437 television sets for every 1,000 people in Hungary.

ADSL appeared in Hungary in 2001, and ADSL2+ in late 2005. The main broadband internet providers are: T-Home (formerly T-Com/T-Online/Matáv), Chello(UPC), Invitel, Externet, Emitel, Monortel, Pantel, TVnet, TvNetWork, VIVAnet, DIGI. Smaller providers mainly available in the city of Budapest, like TigerNet or HDSnet. The number of the internet subscribers in Hungary has reached 5.873 million in 2008.


Telephones - main lines in use
3.094 million (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular
12.224 million (2008)

Telephone system
general assessment: the telephone system has been modernised and is capable of satisfying all requests for telecommunication service
domestic: the system is digitalised and highly automated; trunk services are carried by fibre-optic cable and digital microwave radio relay; a program for fibre-optic subscriber connections was initiated in 1996; competition among mobile-cellular service providers has led to a sharp increase in the use of mobile cellular phones since 2000 and a decrease in the number of fixed-line connections
international: country code - 36; Hungary has fibre-optic cable connections with all neighbouring countries; the international switch is in Budapest; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean regions), 1 Inmarsat, 1 very small aperture terminal (VSAT) system of ground terminals

Radio broadcast stations
AM 5, FM 90, shortwave 1 (2008)

Television broadcast stations
95 (2008)

Internet country code

Internet hosts
2.261 million (2009)

Internet users
5.873 million (2008)