There were 9.763 million mobile phone subscribers in Hungary at the end of November 2006, 118,000 more than a month earlier, the National Communications Authority (NHH) said on Thursday.
The number of subscribers per 100 Hungarians reached 96.9 in November from 95.8 in October. T-Mobile's share of subscribers fell from 44.70% to 44.45% in November, while Pannon's rose from 33.86% to 34.28% and Vodafone's fell from 21.44% to 21.27%.
The number of active subscribers, those making or receiving calls in the previous three months, rose 98,000 to 9.89 million in November compared to October. Among active subscribers, T-Mobile's share of the market fell from 45.18% to 44.99%. Pannon's share rose to 33.65% from 33.36%, and Vodafone's share fell from 21.46% to 21.36%. In November 2005, there were 9.142 million mobile phone subscribers in Hungary, including 8.502 million active subscribers. The number of subscribers per 100 Hungarians was 90.7. 3,594 subscribers switched providers while keeping their telephone number in October, a service guaranteed under Hungary's number portability law in place since May, 2004. 137,849 subscribers have availed of the possibility allowed under the law since it was introduced.