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Aug 02, 2017

Telenor launches government-initiated internet service package to get more Hungarians online

The package has been launched as part of the government’s Digital Welfare Programme and targets the 18 percent of the Hungarian population between the ages of 16 and 74 who are still not internet users

Telenor has launched a government-initiated internet service package to get Hungary online, catered for those currently not using the internet.

According to MTI, the package has been launched as part of the government’s Digital Welfare Programme and targets the 18 percent of the Hungarian population between the ages of 16 and 74 who are still not internet users.

Telenor CEO Alexandra Reich said the telco firm is offering new subscribers affordable service as well as a mobile device with the package.

Telenor is the sixth telco to include a Digital Welfare package among its products, but the first to offer a mobile internet package.

The rate of internet users among the Hungarian population has risen from 72 to 78 percent over the past year and a half. The increase was concurrent with reductions in the VAT rate on internet service as well as the launch of the Digital Welfare Programme.