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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.

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.

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.


Children can use a travel pass to navigate safely in the world of Internet at City Park Children’s Day event

400,000-visitor event renewed

City Park Children’s Day is organized by the International Children’s Safety Service (NGYSZ) and the Municipality of Budapest for the 29th time on 25 and 26 May. The two-day event will offer a rich selection of high-quality programmes to visitors. In the Safe Internet Tent, they can learn about responsible Internet use in a playful manner using a cool travel pass.


Dr. Győző Drozdy wins Puskás Tivadar Award

Dr. Győző Drozdy, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Telenor Hungary, has been granted the Puskás Tivadar Award, one of the most prestigious accolades of the Hungarian telecommunications industry. During the three decades of his career, he played a key role in launching Hungary’s first GSM service, supported all stages of industry evolution and is an active contributor to the ongoing implementation of 5G mobile networks.


Applications are invited: Telenor and Hello Wood build community spaces

Two applications to be implemented in support of small communities

Be it a stage, a jetty, a playground or a dog obstacle course, a common space can mean a lot to a community whose members share the same hobby, the same sport or support the same good cause. Telenor and Hello Wood, a team of artists known for their unique wooden structures and installations, are announcing an application programme for small communities titled “Együtt/tér” (Together/Space) to facilitate the implementation of wooden community spaces.


Telenor launches 5G test network in Győr

Telenor completes Hungary’s first public video call using a 5G smartphone 

Telenor Hungary launched its 5G mobile test network in Győr on 15 May. The site of the system installed at Széchenyi István University and downtown Győr was selected not only to run the operator’s own tests but also to provide engineering students with access to the latest mobile network technology as a Hungary-first initiative that may give a momentum to local 5G research and development. The test network will also bring the technology of the future closer to local businesses of the region.