Over the last few months, Hungary's three national operators Telekom, Telenor, and Vodafone, have reportedly been expanding their 5G networks. Meanwhile, DiGiMobil has entered into a preliminary and non-binding agreement to sell its operations to 4iG after suffering a major setback from not being able to obtain a 5G license. The operator's announced its exit after the Curia (Supreme Court) rejected its appeal, deciding that it was legal for NMHH (Nemzeti Média- és Hírközlési Hatóság) to exclude DiGiMobil from the 5G auction that was completed in March 2020.
While 5G is a critical area of focus for Hungarian operators at the moment, 4G continues to play a vital role because that's the network that users spend most of their time connected to. Also, strong 4G networks will pave the road for a smoother transition to next-generation 5G networks. In this report, we've analyzed the mobile network experience of Hungary's four national operators — DiGiMobil, Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone — in the 90 days starting April 1, 2021, and ending June 29, 2021, to see how they measure up.