Radio frequencies

NMHH is responsible for the management of the frequency assets of Hungary, which means that the Authority is responsible for the utilization of the various frequencies in Hungary. The goal is to use the Hungarian radio spectrum the as effectively as possible and that the services operated at different frequencies do not interfere, and, as a result, the various telecommunication services are smoothly delivered to the respective users.

The Authority is involved in two types of frequency sales. On the one hand, it is entitled to allocate frequencies for the communication of information. Frequencies for civilian communication are designated, for instance, to mobile phone and wireless internet services. Non-civilian communication frequencies are reserved by the Authority for other purposes like the police, ambulance or the military. On the other hand, through the Media Council, the Authority’s powers and responsibilities include the administration of tender procedures for frequencies to be utilised for media services, i.e. television and radio services. There are a number of local and community radio frequencies available, the tendering of which is done by NMHH through the Media Council. In addition to the major national frequencies, the Authority considers smaller radio stations conveying local values equally important, and sponsors their operation via the Hungarian Media Patronage Programme.

The figure above explains the process of how the sale of frequencies leads to broadcasting:

media service tenders

You can monitor NMHH’s pursuits in spectrum allocation via a complex, public application called STIR at, where a list of frequencies allocated by the Authority and their respective purposes is published.