The migration from cable to IPTV is gathering pace at the Hungarian incumbent Magyar Telekom.
Magyar Telekom has separated the positions of chairman and CEO, electing Kerstin Günter to the former while retaining Christopher Mattheisen as the latter.
Hungary’s Magyar Telekom has announced a number of changes to its senior management, effective from April 8.
Hungary’s fixed broadband market continues to be dominated by three companies, with T-Home (Magyar Telekom), UPC and Digi together accounting for around seven in 10 connections.
Magyar Telekom’s strategy envisages the disappearance of set-top boxes in the future, with services moving to the cloud.
Magyar Telekom has deployed Appear TV regional headends to maximize the efficiency, flexibility and cost-savings generated by centralizing control of its T-Home cable TV service.
The total number of TV customers hooked up to Magyar Telekom services stood at 834,726 homes at the end of 2012, compared with 797,390 at end 2011.
Magyar Telekom has appointed Walter Goldenits as its chief technology and IT officer, with effect from January 1, 2013.
Magyar Telekom has announced that the number of subscribers to T-Home’s Interactive TV service now exceeds 300,000.