Press Releases

Go live! How a mobile operator prepares for the festival season

Large-scale events may generate a 20-fold increase in traffic compared to an average day. Telenor beefs up its capacity at 400 to 500 festivals and mass events attracting at least 4,000 to 5,000 people each every year. At such events, network traffic concentrated on a relatively small area may be up to 20 times higher than on an average day. Providing a technology solution to this challenge requires major preparations from mobile operators wishing to ensure a seamless mobile experience at popular events such as Fishing on Orfű, Balaton Sound, an event attracting tens of thousands of visitors, VOLT, Sziget or EFOTT.

Hungary’s iconic office building, Telenor House of Törökbálint, celebrates 10-year anniversary

Telenor moved to its new office building with a floor space of nearly 12,000 square meters in summer 2009, ten years ago. That time, it was one of Europe’s largest environmentally conscious development projects designed by ZDA – Zoboki Design and Architecture. The building has been granted several prestigious Hungarian and international architectural awards. Introducing a new concept in the Hungarian office market, the complex still has many unique solutions. But have its innovations stood the test of time? Well, based on regular in-house surveys, nearly 50% of Telenor’s employees mention the workplace environment first when asked why they would recommend their company as an employer.

RTL makes new service available on Telenor’s online TV platform first

Subscribers of Telenor’s MyTV online television service will be the first in Hungary to use RTL Hungary’s RTL Most+ platform. This platform makes series and films available for a longer period of time, it offers live access to RTL Hungary’s channels and exclusive content in HD, and later in FullHD quality.

Telenor accepts advance orders for Samsung Galaxy Note10

Starting from 7 August, Telenor accepts advance orders for the recently announced flagship Samsung Galaxy Note10 models. Under the promotion, customers using the handset trade-in option can buy a new smartphone at a discount of up to HUF 142,000.

Telenor launches city exploration chatbot exposing the country’s hidden treasures

Why does Liutenant Columbo have a statue in Budapest? What happens if you walk by musician Pista Dankó’s statue in Szeged? And why did the 19th century writer Jókai drive his cattle from District 8, Budapest to Hűvösvölgy every year? Telenor’s chatbot called Hipernet TúraBOT adds excitement to monotonous city walks and reveals the hidden stories and treasures of 5 Hungarian cities using Facebook Messenger. The city walks were developed by Telenor’s partner, urban adventure company Hosszúlépés.

What is common in extreme water sports and horse therapy - Telenor rewards small communities with professional support from Hello Wood

Two teams of outstanding community power were announced as the winners of Telenor’s application programme for small communities titled “Együtt/tér” (Together/Space). The programme invited applications from small communities whose value creation efforts make a difference in their environments and offered to construct a special community space for them as a prize. Winners selected from the 177 applicants included Szitakötő Water and Extreme Sports Club and Zabszalma Foundation. Telenor partner Hello Wood provided professional support for the construction of a special wooden structure for both winners.

Telenor further reduces mobile Internet prices for prepaid customers

New prepaid tariff plan and double data promotion for the summer season From now on, prepaid customers can use mobile Internet at an even more attractive price and reduce their minute rates with a new voice ticket service as part of Telenor’s renewed “Hello Kártyás” prepaid portfolio. In addition, Telenor offers a double mobile Internet data option to prepaid customers in the MyTelenor app which means that Hello Kártyás customers can buy 2GB Hipernet for 30 days at a price of only HUF 1,100.

Telenor expands Hipernet capacity by 90% at the Lake Balaton for the summer season

The Balaton region generates 10% of nationwide mobile traffic in the summer

The number of mobile users increases five- to sevenfold and in the most popular areas even to over tenfold in the Balaton region during the summer season. At this time of the year, more than 10% of Hungary’s nationwide mobile traffic is generated in this region which makes the Lake Balaton and its vicinity an area of special importance in terms of not only tourism but also telecommunications. Telenor has installed 13 new base stations and has aggregated spectrum to enhance customer experience at the lake.


Powerful videos about Internet threats for young people from young people

Telenor and DUE Media Network reward student journalists

How to prevent cyberbullying and what physical or mental threats can mobile addiction cause? The winners of NetBiztos award programme launched by DUE Media Network and Telenor covered such issues in their videos. Award winners were announced at the DUE National Youth Media Festival on 28 May.