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2010 budget counts on mobile frequency licenses

The 2010 budget bill targets revenue of about HUF 20 billion from the sale of mobile communications frequency licenses, the text of the bill reveals.

Hungary's National Telecommunications Authority (NHH) called a tender for the sale of seven new mobile frequencies in October 2008 but cancelled the offer in March because of the global financial and economic crisis.

NHH spokesman György Márton said the sale of mobile internet frequencies would certainly generate revenue next year, although it could not yet be said how much, when asked by MTI. A renewed EU directive expected to come into force within weeks will free up the 900 MHz frequency, earlier reserved for mobile phone service providers, for use by mobile broadband internet service providers, he added. (MTI-ECONEWS)