Press Releases

Hégető Honorka Awards presented

Waste travelling through the river Tisza from the Ukraine, destructive designer drugs, adoptees trying to find their roots and 23-year-old baker teaching underprivileged Roma children how to bake – this year’s Hégető Honorka Awards were again granted to photo and video content presenting important social issues and moving or successful stories.


Telenor Hungary appoints new CFO

As of 1 October, József Takács was appointed to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Telenor Hungary. He joined Telenor in 2018 and was Director of the Controlling and Planning Department before his current appointment.


Home office is here to stay according to a new survey

Nearly 50% of respondents find hybrid work more efficient than office-only work

Three out of four people working with a computer consider a type of hybrid work ideal, concluded a survey conducted by Telenor in September. Partial home office is expected to remain an option for a large number of positions and online job interviews and job fairs are also likely to become common practice.


Telenor to launch cyber security and optical fixed-line services

Operator announces new services for SMBs and large enterprises

In addition to mobile-based services, Telenor is now offering its business customers two new IT solutions. Optical fixed-line internet access of up to 1 Gbps and a managed firewall service providing an up-to-date and high level of IT security will be available from the operator as of early October.


To teachers’ attention: HiperSuli digital curriculum development competition reopens

25 additional teaching materials to support teachers

HiperSuli’s competition aims to support teachers and expand their opportunities in digital education. The competition is open for applications from any teacher. The 25 best applicants selected by the professional jury will be enrolled in a training course by Webuni online education platform, while the top 10 will also be granted free Hipernet access and a prize of HUF 100,000. The 25 best teaching materials will be made available to all Hungarian teachers through the Webuni platform.


Smart devices are used more and are damaged more often

New service: Telenor offers device insurance for used mobile phones and select accessories

Based on data from the National Statistical Office (KSH) and Telenor Hungary, the number of hours spent by Hungarians using their smart devices has been on the rise over the past 2 years. As a result of the increasing role of mobile phones and more responsible planning, more and more users take out an insurance for their mobile phones and accessories with their mobile operator. In response to changing customer needs, Telenor now offers insurance schemes for used mobile phones (including those purchased elsewhere) and other devices with an IMEI or serial number such as tablets and smart watches both to consumers and business customers.


Telenor launches home internet service

With Telenor OtthonNet, a new home internet service available on Telenor Hungary’s wireless network, the operator has entered the market of home services. The service targeted at consumers and offering home internet with unlimited data is available to over 1 million households upon launch. Its availability will be continuously expanded with further development.


Telenor adds home internet to product portfolio

Entering the home services segment, Telenor will launch home internet service called Telenor OtthonNet for consumers on its mobile network on 14 September. Providing unlimited data and home internet access, OtthonNet will be available to more than 1 million households upon its launch and its availability will be continuously expanded with further development.


Analysis: Hungarians used nearly 60% more mobile internet this summer than in summer 2019, before COVID

Based on Telenor’s end-summer network report, customers generated network data traffic of more than 67 million GB and made voice calls of over 1.5bn minutes.

Coronavirus-related restrictions – and their release – as well as popular sports events impact mobile phone usage. Based on Telenor’s most recent end-summer network report, mobile internet usage has continued to rise relentlessly, while the number of voice calls was flat combined with an increase in airtime minutes. Following a huge decline in traffic in roaming zones 2 and 3 in 2020, traffic levels edged their way back to 66% of their previous level in summer 2021.