Telenor Hungary (formerly Pannon, and Pannon GSM) is the second largest mobile phone operator in Hungary. Telenor Hungary Ltd. was founded as Pannon GSM Telecommunications Ltd. in 1994. As of 2003, the company is fully owned by Telenor.
|Founded||1994 as Pannon GSM|
|Products||UMTS, W-CDMA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM|
In November, 1993 Pannon GSM Telecommunications Ltd. signed a concession agreement and in March of the following year started to operate on the 900 MHz frequency. In 1999 the company won a tender for the 1800 MHz frequency. In November, 2000 it started to operate on the 1800 MHz frequency in Budapest, and in March 2001, the whole country.
The network is accessible in 99% of Hungary. The company has 13 switching centres, more than 1500 base stations and employs 1,060 people. The company's revenue in 2001 was HUF 132.8 billion and the pre-tax profit was HUF 18.7 billion.
On January 31, 2003 the company had 2,627,000 subscribers representing 40% of the Hungarian mobile market, which is shared by 3 players.
On February 14, 2006 the company changed its main brand to Pannon and refreshed its visual image, in line with the new corporate identity of its parent, Telenor. On May 18, 2010 the company changed its name to Telenor.
In January 2018, the company's management confirmed media reports that there is interest in sale of Telenor's business in Southeast Europe, including Telenor Hungary. In March 2018, Telenor sold its business in Southeast Europe (Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia) to the investment fund PPF, for a sum of 2.8 billion euros.
The IMSI - Network Code of Telenor is 216-1 and MSISDN Network Codes are 20 (international: +36 20)
The Display name of Telenor: Telenor H, Telenor HU, djuice, H pannon 3G, pannon, H Pannon GSM or PANNON GSM
Telenor's HU number scheme is as follows:
+36 20 XXX XXXX
Due to number portability,the prefix shown is not an accurate way to tell which number is from directly. The prefix is only determines the original network operator.
This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (May 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
- "Telenor prodaje posao u Srbiji". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 27 January 2018.
- Dagenborg, Joachim; Knudsen, Camilla (21 March 2018). "Norway's Telenor exits central Europe with $3.4 billion asset sale to Czech investor PPF". reuters.com. Retrieved 21 March 2018.