A Budapest court has annulled National Media and Communications Authority’s (NMHH) resolutions allocating frequencies after a frequency auction in January. The court decided that the new state mobile telco MPVI unlawfully won the right to build its network and the three mobile telecom companies already on the market were also unlawfully awarded new frequency blocks.
It was not part of the court’s competence to decide whether NMHH is to restore the original state or call a new tender.
The existing three mobile phone companies had contested the result of the frequency auction at court.
The court said one of the annexes of the government decree effective at the time declares that the frequency that MPVI obtained cannot be allocated to a state-owned company.
As regards the issue of roaming, the court said it infringes competition on the telecom market that a network, established at substantial costs, should be assigned to a competitor on a mandatory basis