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Liberty Global completes sale of operations to Vodafone

August 1, 2019, 12:47 pm
Liberty Global plc has announced that it has completed the sale of its operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic to Vodafone Group plc for about 19.0 billion euros (USD 21.3 billion).... 

Hungary's digital progress in line with EU average

June 12, 2019, 9:09 am
Hungary's digital economy and society have developed in line with the EU average over the past few years, the European Commission said in its latest Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) report on Tuesday.... 

Digi launches mobile service in Hungary after several delays

May 28, 2019, 9:21 am
Telecom provider Digi has launched its service on its own network on Tuesday, years after originally planned, rounding out its portfolio of landline, cable TV, cable internet and satellite TV with mobile... 

Facebook to run new tech trial in Budapest

February 26, 2018, 2:06 pm
Facebook is going to run a trial of Terragraph technology in Budapest and Kuala Lumpur, local news portal index.hu reported from the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. This technology is a 60 GHz... 

Hungary to carry on with drastic VAT cut for Internet services

December 27, 2017, 1:52 pm
VAT on Internet access services will be cut to 5% as of January 2018, as opposed to the current 18%. According to an earlier statement by the National Economy Ministry, households and corporate Internet... 

Council gives final go-ahead to free Wi-Fi hotspots in EU

October 9, 2017, 12:43 pm
The EU will sponsor free wireless internet access points in town halls, libraries, parks and other public places under a new scheme called WiFi4EU, which was adopted by the Council on Monday. An easily... 

Telekom also launches its cheap internet plan

August 11, 2017, 1:04 pm
Hungarian Telekom is to launch its new offering called Digital Well Being Plan starting from Friday. The new plan aims to reach out to those customers who have not yet had access to the internet by offering... 

Hungarians are the kings of social networks

July 13, 2017, 5:24 pm
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published internet usage data for 2016, which reveal that Hungarians participate in social networks the most and they also like to listen to... 

Hungary's Top10 webshops in 2016

June 15, 2017, 3:28 pm
GKI Digital has put together the top list of Hungary’s largest online retailers this year again. The top ten sellers accounted for 35% of the whole local online retail market in terms of value. Their... 

EU bodies nod on free WiFi for European towns with no Internet coverage

May 30, 2017, 8:16 am
European Union institutions agreed on Monday to assign 120 million euros to set up free wireless Internet services by 2020 in up to 8,000 municipalities in the EU in areas with limited or no Internet coverage.... 

Hungary plans to slash VAT on Internet services to 5% as of 2018

March 1, 2017, 11:19 am
Value-added tax on Internet services will be lowered to 5% in Hungary as of 1 January 2018, according to a work plan in the Digital Welfare Programme for 2017-2018, said Tamás Deutsch, commissioner for... 

Hungary may lower VAT on Internet services further to 5% in 2018

September 9, 2016, 11:42 am
Value-added tax on Internet services could drop to even 5% by 2018 in Hungary because the economic indicators are sufficiently favourable, said Tamás Deutsch, commissioner for the Prime Minister, on Friday.... 

Hungary offers world-class mobile internet speed, research finds

August 25, 2016, 9:55 am
Hungary's mobile internet infrastructure is among the best in the world - precisely, based on the speed it offers it is ranked third-fastest behind South Korea and Singapore, according to OpenSignal research.... 

Hungary will cut VAT on Internet services regardless of EU dissent

August 16, 2016, 8:53 am
Whereas the European Commission has contested Hungary’s plan to lower VAT on Internet services, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government will not budge and cut the rate of value-added tax on... 

Hungary insists on cutting VAT on Internet services despite EU rebuff

July 22, 2016, 10:25 am
There is a dispute between Budapest and the European Commission on Hungary’s plan to lower the rate of value-added tax on Internet services. Hungarian daily newspaper Népszabadság has learned on... 

Hungarian gov't to introduce 'basic Internet package'

May 20, 2016, 11:34 am
The Hungarian government has agreed with Internet service providers they need to make sure that the planned reduction of VAT on Internet services passes through to consumer prices, said Tamás Deutsch... 

Hungary may table 'Google tax' proposal by the summer

March 22, 2016, 10:07 am
The Hungarian government will make Internet accessible in every local household by 2018, a ministerial commissioner in charge of the Digital Welfare Programme confirmed on Tuesday. Besides the infrastructure... 

Here's a modern thing Hungary is doing well at

January 28, 2016, 8:56 am
Hungary’s latest retail sales data showed a sharp rise in the ratio of online purchases. We wanted to check how Hungary fared in this respect compared to its European Union peers, but unfortunately... 

Hungarian gov't mulls cutting VAT on online services - paper

November 11, 2015, 8:43 am
Basic Internet package at preferential rates, VAT lowered to 18% and free WiFi on every settlement - these are the Hungarian government’s latest plans to promote the use of the Internet, Magyar Idők... 

Hungary drops Internet tax plan, gov't urges quick FX loan conversion - Orbán

November 4, 2014, 4:33 pm
Hungary’s cabinet has taken the Internet tax off its agenda after every service provider protested against the implementation of the new levy, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Tuesday. The ruling... 
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