We offer world class telecommunications infrastructure services in Hungary

About CETIN Hungary

CETIN Hungary owns and operates one of the major telecommunications network infrastructures in Hungary with close to 3900 base stations across the country.

Thanks to our innovative partnerships, best in class employees and customer driven approach, CETIN Hungary’s objective is to provide a superior customer journey and outstanding performance by driving sustainable technology development and anticipating tomorrow’s needs today.

CETIN Hungary’s scope of business includes network planning and operation, transmission, data centre, IT infrastructure and security services.

With almost 200 CETIN Hungary employees, 24/7 support and extensive infrastructure deployment, CETIN Hungary has become one of Hungary’s most robust forward-looking provider of wholesale and business services.

Today, Telenor Hungary exclusively runs all its active and passive non-core mobile technology on our network.

CETIN Hungary’s 4G telecommunications infrastructure covers 99.9 % of the Hungarian population via its close to 3900 base stations across the country.

CETIN Hungary is also committed to become a major stakeholder in enabling the affordable introduction of 5G in Hungary. Representing one of the most exciting improvements in next generation mobile networks, 5G will bring higher speeds, more capacity and coverage, lower latency and a much higher reliability then previously enjoyed on 4G networks. CETIN Hungary’s predecessor organization has already held 5G trials in 2019 and is confident that as a neutral party, it is one of Hungary’s best positioned organizations to support the roll-out of 5G.


Our management

The company is its talented and enthusiastic professionals

  • Tamás Ötvös

    CEO

    Previously CEO of Telenor Common Operation (Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro) since 2018. Tamás has more than 20 years of experience in leadership and management within the telecommunications sector and worked in different roles within the Telenor Group in Europe and Asia (Hungary, India, Norway and Thailand).

  • Balázs Nagy

    Network Strategy, Planning and Development Director

    Previously Balázs has worked as Network Implementation Director at Telenor Common Operation since 2018. Balázs has more than 25 years of network strategy and development experience within the telecommunications sector.

  • György Gaszmann

    Operations Director

    Previously György has worked as IT Infrastructure Services Director at Telenor Common Operation since 2018. György has more than 20 years of experience within the telecommunications sector.

  • László Hornok

    Commercial Director

    Previously László has worked as Customer Relations and Business Development Director at Telenor Common Operation since 2018. László has more than 20 years of experience within the telecommunications sector.

  • Levente Simon

    Security Director

    Previously Levente has worked in the same position at Telenor Common Operation since 2018. Levente has more than 25 years of experience in IT and Information Security within the telecommunications sector.

  • András Oszolik

    Finance Director

    Previously András was Finance Director of Telenor Hungary’s Infrastructure Department. András has more than 10 years of experience in Finance, Controlling and Advisory within the telecommunications sector.

  • Anna Hundt

    Human Resources Director

    Previously, Anna was Head of Core HR and Organizational Development at CETIN Hungary. Anna has more than 10 years of experience in both corporate HR and HR consultancy, predominantly in the telecommunications sector.

  • Dr. Balázs W. Tóth, LL.M.

    Legal and Compliance Director

    Previously Balázs worked in the same position at Telenor Common Operation since April 2020. Balázs has more than 20 years of legal experience and knowledge from various sectors including telecommunications, IT and transportation.

  • Zsolt Kozma

    Regulatory Affairs and PR Director

    Previously Zsolt worked as Regulatory Director at Telenor Common Operation since March 2020. Zsolt has more than 20 years of experience in public policy, regulatory affairs, regulated infrastructure wholesale and PR in various sectors including telecommunications and IT.

THE HISTORY OF CETIN HUNGARY

CETIN Hungary is a provider of wholesale mobile telecommunications infrastructure and related services as network planning and operation, transmission complimented also by data centre, IT infrastructure and security services and was founded in 2020 after undergoing a legal separation from Telenor Hungary.

The infrastructure separation enabled CETIN Hungary to increase its ability to manage the growing pressure of competition on the telecommunications market but also respond to much greater demand for improved services by consumers. The split from Telenor Hungary gives CETIN Hungary the opportunity to focus even more on R&D, drive and improve better long-term sustainable investments and offer opportunities in network cooperation with operators.

As a technology company, CETIN Hungary is dedicated to improving telco infrastructure deployment, utilization of assets, operations and maintenance with the aim to increase the network quality while the consumer oriented commercial companies, to whom CETIN Hungary offers its infrastructure, may focus even more on their customers and their needs.

This important milestone relies on the experience of an already by facts proven infrastructure split which occurred within the CETIN family. In 2015, the PPF Group, a leading telco group in the CEE, accomplished a successful structural separation between O2 Czech Republic and its spin off CETIN. The infrastructure separation model has proven that it enables each company to streamline its business and pursue more efficient and targeted investments. Today CETIN in the Czech Republic is the largest Czech wholesale provider of mobile and fixed telecommunications services.


Our owner

CETIN Hungary is owned by a joint venture between PPF Group (75 %) and Antenna Hungária (25 %).

About PPF group

PPF Group is an international investment group founded in 1991 in the Czech Republic. The organization invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, biotechnology, mechanical engineering and telecommunications.

PPF Group is present in 24 different countries spanning Europe, USA and Asia. As of 30 June 2019, PPF Group owned assets worth over EUR 47 billion and globally employed almost 150 000 people (as of 31 December 2019).

The headquarters of PPF Group based in Prague, Czech Republic.
The headquarters of PPF Group based in Prague, Czech Republic.

The PPF Telecom Group is a leading telecom player in Central and Eastern Europe. Through acquisition and consolidation, the Group portfolio comprises of five mobile operators, a convergent telco operator and 4 infrastructure operators. CETIN, CETIN Bulgaria, CETIN Hungary, CETIN Serbia, O2 Czech Republic, O2 Slovakia, Telenor Hungary, Telenor Bulgaria, Telenor Montenegro, and Telenor Serbia all fall within the PPF Telecom Group portfolio and play a key role in PPF’s commitment to being a long-term, mid-sized telecommunications owner in the CEE.

Over the last 30 years, over 2,5 billion Czech crowns were donated by the PPF Group to charitable causes.

PPF Group has numerous corporate social responsibility projects in the countries where it operates, focusing its support on three areas in particular: education, arts and science.

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CETIN HUNGARY NETWORK


CETIN Hungary owns and operates one of the largest 2G/3G/4G/4,5G telecommunication network infrastructure in Hungary. Thanks to our innovative partnerships, best in class employees and customer driven approach, CETIN Hungary’s objective is to provide a superlative customer journey and outstanding performance by driving sustainable technology development and anticipating tomorrow’s needs today.

CETIN Hungary’s 4G telecommunications network covers 99,9 % of the Hungarian population via its close to 3900 base stations across the country.

CETIN Hungary’s 4G telecommunications network infrastructure covers 99,9 % of the Hungarian population via its close to 3900 base stations across the country.




Technologies

4G & 4G Advanced

LTE technology (Long Term Evolution), launched in 2015, has reached an outdoor national coverage of 99,9 % of the population. This technology represents the fourth generation of mobile networks (4G) and provides customers with unique experience in using the services which demand high speeds of data transfer, as well as faster access to applications, such as video contents (Youtube, streaming, mobile TV, etc.), watching high-quality video files (up to 4K format), music streaming, uploading and downloading files, photos and other contents.

CETIN Hungary’s 4G Advance infrastructure is a combination of various features and functionalities from the 4G network, which enables faster web search. Excessive speeds are achieved by aggregating multi LTE carriers and utilizing available spectrum.

3G

The 3G network was commercially launched in 2005 and has reached an outdoor national coverage of 96,5 % of the population. The entire 3G network supports HSPA+ 42 Mbps technology. The maximum theoretical data transfer speed is 42 Mbps on downlink and 5.76 Mbps on uplink. This will enable users to browse the Internet at real average speed between 10-20 Mbps and about 1 – 3 Mbps on uplink with modem for HSPA+ 42Mbps technology.

HSPA+ (Evolved High Speed Packet Access)

HSPA+ technology represents the last step in the evolution towards 4G systems and currently provides largest throughputs in the CETIN Hungary network with much greater capacity and reduced lag. It provides the best Internet experience, and ten times faster data transfer compared to the period before network renovation.

2G

2G has been in operation since 1994, for voice and currently as the data access technology for legacy m2m/IoT devices. Our 2G network has reached 99,8% national population coverage.

5G

5G represents one of the most exciting advancements in next generation mobile networks in the history of mobile telecommunications. 5G will bring customers higher speeds, more capacity as well as coverage, lower latency and a much higher reliability then previously enjoyed on 4G networks.

CETIN Hungary is committed to preparing the introduction of 5G to Hungary, and while there is no concrete date yet set, it is confident that it will manage the roll-out of 5G effectively and efficiently.

Security

The CETIN Hungary network is stable and reliable, data and privacy are secured and protected. By using the latest technology and carefully designed work processes, our network provides you with safety, in line with highest industry standards.