Our latest analysis of Hungary's overall mobile network experience reveals that Telekom remains the operator to beat nationally, as the operator continues to lead on six out of seven key measures of mobile experience. This time, we see no changes to the awards table; Telekom once again takes first place in 4G Coverage Experience, Games Experience, Video Experience, Voice App Experience, Download Speed Experience and Upload Speed Experience. DIGIMobil is the only other national operator to win an award, with a top score in 4G Availability — the proportion of time users spent connected to 4G or better service.
However, since the last report, a lot has happened in the market. For example, Telenor is putting efforts into expanding its 5G footprint and has reportedly confirmed it will rebrand itself as Yettel from March 2022. DIGIMobil also completed the sale of its business to 4iG. Meanwhile, in efforts to facilitate 3G switch offs and repurpose existing spectrum for newer and more efficient 4G and 5G technologies, Hungary's National Media & Infocommunications Authority (Nemzeti Média- és Hírközlési Hatóság, NMHH) has announced subsidized 4G/5G device upgrades to customers exchanging 3G phones from February 2022. This announcement is aligned with operators' plans to shut down 3G later this year.
In this latest report, we've analyzed the overall mobile network experience on Hungary's four national operators — DIGIMobil, Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone, over 90 days starting October 1, 2021, and ending December 29, 2021. 5G measurements contribute to the overall results.