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T-Mobile's 4G/LTE mobile network turned on

T-Mobile has commenced its rollout of Hungary's first 4G LTE mobile network in limited and regional areas of Budapest.

10 January 2012

USB 4G mobile broadband modem, which is currently the only way to access the new network

USB 4G mobile broadband modem, which is currently the only way to access the new network. The first smartphones and tablets to support T-Mobile's LTE network will be available very soon in Hungary.


T-Mobile has launched the country's first fourth-generation network LTE (Long Term Evolution)-based super-fast mobile Internet service initally in 40% of Budapest.

The company said the new mobile network was testing three months before service launched. Hundreds of small and medium-sized and large corporate clients and indiviual customers were participated in testing period.

4G Strategy:  Network for all districts of Budapest is expected to be live by the end of 2012

4G Strategy: Network for all districts of Budapest is expected to be live by the end of 2012

T-Mobile's Landmark Developments

1994 - Westel 900 - the Hungarian mobile telecommunication company

2000 - WAP service launched a WAP service

2001 - GPRS service (10-50 Kbits/s theoretical speed) launched

2002 - MMS available on the company's network first in the world

2003 - Mobile TV service and Buying Cinema tickets through mobile phone introduced

2004 - Westel 900 rebranded as T-Mobile

2005 - 3G (384 Kbits/s nominal speed) and the Mobile Parking services available

2006 - HSDPA service, initially 1.8 and then by 3.6 Mbit/s theoretical maximum download speed

2007 - HSDPA speed to rise 7.2 Mbit/s

2010 - HSPA + technology with theoretical max. download speed of 21 Mbits/s

2012 - 4G/LTE service with theoretical max. download speed of 60 Mbits/s

T-Mobile, the member of Magyar Telekom Group, said network development will be intensive in 2012. It is planned to extend 4G/LTE covarge and service the entire territory of Budapest by end of 2012.

Magyar Telekom announced last May that super-fast mobile Internet network to build with Ericsson's involvement. The amount of the contract was not betrayed as reference to trade secrets but Magyar just announced that they plan to invest about HUF30 billions for network developments in the next few years. The investment makes the network faster and helps to reach 50 percent energy saving.

The company aims to enable 21 Mbits/s internet servider for 100 percent of the country by 2013.

Net&Roll 4G

Monthly fee: HUF11.990, Special offer: HUF9,990 per months for 3 months with 2-year service contract
Data limit 40GB per month
Overlimit fee: HUF0

Exceeding the monthly data limit results in the reduction of both down and upload speed.