Magyar Telekom’s focus is not on regional acquisitions, according to its CEO| Christopher Mattheisen.
However, if good opportunities present themselves a decision will be left in the hands of the company’s board.
In a wide ranging interview with Portfolio, Mattheisen added that it had sold its subsidiary in Montenegro as it was a relatively small company that did not contribute significantly to Magyar Telekom’s results, while no sale is planned of the Macedonian subsidiary, which is much larger and more specific within the group.
Mattheisen spoke at some length about the competitive nature of the Hungarian, where Digi is about to enter the mobile sector.
On the subject of fixed line services, he added that Magyar Telekom would reach at least 250,000 more homes this year.
He added that there is no common network development in Hungary, partly because there are still white patches.
Operators remain capable of achieving a competitive advantage and can acquire more customers.