ADVERTISEMENT

EU regulation boosts Hungarian data roaming usage

Competition

According to research by Telenor, data usage by Hungarians while visiting other European countries has grown exponentially since the introduction of the European Union’s “Roam Like at Home” regulation.

While data usage had already been steadily growing before the introduction of the regulation, which did away with extra tariffs while surfing the web abroad, the numbers have skyrocketed since the new rules came into being in July 2017.

The findings of the study, conducted between January 2016 and May 2018 and investigating the roaming habits of Telenor clients, revealed that Hungarians used the most data roaming in Germany, followed by Austria, Italy, France, and Croatia. 

In popular holiday destinations, such as Croatia and Greece, data usage is significantly higher during the summer season than at any other time. In 2017, Telenor clients used 1,562 gigabytes of data per month during roaming sessions in EU27 countries. 

Hungarians visiting countries outside the free roaming zone have also consumed increasingly more data since 2016. The growth here, however, is not as dramatic. Interestingly, the top country for roaming data usage in this category is Iceland, followed by the United States, Switzerland, Serbia, and Turkey, with China not far behind in sixth place. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Fiscal, monetary policy partnership needed to rein in CPI - ... Analysis

Fiscal, monetary policy partnership needed to rein in CPI - ...

Parliament approves amendment to Competition Act Parliament

Parliament approves amendment to Competition Act

New CEO announced at Codic Hungary Appointments

New CEO announced at Codic Hungary

FAO–Food Bank convoy delivers food to those in need City

FAO–Food Bank convoy delivers food to those in need

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.