Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Hungary - Govt is to make broadband available in all areas to boost national competitiveness

[real deal] The government plans to help make broadband internet available in the whole of Hungary as part of competitiveness-boosting and IT development measures, state secretary for infocommunications told a press conference in Budapest on Monday.

Zsolt Nyitrai said the government's digital renewal action plan incorporates competitiveness-boosting elements with job creation and the development of creative industries.

He added that the plans will support solutions built on the convergence of mobile phone, TV and internet technologies as well as any initiative helping the country's infocommunications development.

There were 2.979 million internet subscriptions in Hungary at the end of June 2010, according to Central Statistical Office data. Fully 34.8 percent of all subscriptions were for mobile internet.

According to ACNielsen Piackutato Kft, 80 percent of Hungarian internet subscribers have a broadband connection, compared to an average of 65 percent in the European Union.

Government pledges full broadband coverage in Hungary

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