Vodafone Hungary has completed its network development work in three Central Hungarian regions within the framework of the Super Fast Internet Program (SZIP), making high-speed broadband Internet access available at another 18,000 endpoints.
Residential and business subscribers, schools and public administrations can now connect to the World Wide Web at speeds of hundreds of megabits per second in Monor, Dabas and Gyál.
The government has committed itself to the goal of the National Infocommunication Strategy to have at least 30 Mbps internet access for all households by 2020 and one hundred Mbps internet access for at least half of households.
The Government Informatics Development Agency surveyed the broadband market situation of Hungarian settlements and identified those areas and settlements where the network infrastructure required to provide the 30 Mbps speed was not available at that time.
“The benefits of digitalization, broadband networks, must be accessible to all, as the basis of the modern economy is to ensure the widest possible use of infocommunication technologies,” Balázs Károly Solymár, Deputy State Secretary for Digitization of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, stated.
Hungary is making good progress in the field of digitalization developments, as shown in part by the 2020 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) published in June, in which the country jumped from 16th to 7th place in one year, he added.
As the legal predecessor of Vodafone, UPC won the fully Hungarian-funded tender in a total of 14 settlements in Monor, Dabas and Gyál at the beginning of 2017. The project was completed by Vodafone Hungary.