UPC Hungary has been fined HUF121 million (€391,000) by regulator NMHH for what has been described as a “serious infringement”.
In a statement, NMHH says that it imposed the fine on December 27, 2017 and that it exceeds the material benefit of the infringement.
It adds that it relates to UPC Hungary launching triple play services in the town of Cegléd over two years earlier without notifying the regulator, with NMHH only being able to register the services on September 28, 2017.
NMHH says that UPC Hungary started to provide its services without official approval and it could not ensure that the network was technically compliant and its deployment legally sufficient.
NMHH notes this is not the first time it has punished UPC Hungary for such an infringement, having fined it HUF30 million on April 7, 2017 for launching authorised cable TV services in the town of Jászberény.
It also says that in this instance its decision is not final, with the operator having the opportunity to appeal within 15 days of the announcement on December 28, 2017.