Magyar Telekom, the leading Hungarian telecommunications service provider, announced that the it has renewed its mobile concession contract for use of the 900 MHz frequency band that expires on November 4, 2008 for an additional term of seven and a half years, according to an agreement with the Ministry of Economy and Transport.
At the same time, Magyar Telekom agreed to carry out large-scale investment projects to further increase mobile broadband coverage. The lengthy negotiations between Magyar Telekom and the National Communications Authority acting on behalf of the Ministry of Economy and Transport have closed with success; the concession contract for use of the 900 MHz frequency band remains in force after November 4, 2008 for an additional term of seven and half years.
In addition to payment of the Ft 10 billion concession fee, Magyar Telekom has agreed to spend at least Ft 20 billion in the following two years on further increasing mobile broadband coverage in Hungary. The concession fee will be paid in Q4 2007. (bet.hu)