Public hearing on digital broadcasting and the use of the EU harmonised 700 MHz frequency band

Place of event: MOM Kulturális Központ, Kupola terem
1124 Budapest, Csörsz u. 18.
Date of event: 11 July 2017

Published on: 9 June 2017

The National Media and Infocommunications Authority (hereinafter: the Authority)

will hold a public hearing

pursuant to Section 39(1) Act C of 2003 on Electronic Communications (hereinafter: Electronic Communications Act) to provide a platform for professional positions and opinions on electronic communications legislation and the measures to enforce those as well as the preparation and elaboration of legal implementation.

The agenda of the public hearing includes the plans and the schedule for the utilisation of the VHF III and UHF bands (174–230, 470–790 MHz), i.e. the future of digital broadcasting, and the options available for mobile broadband frequency use.

Pursuant to Article 5 (1) of Decision (EU) 2017/899 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on the use of the 470–790 MHz frequency band in the Union, Member States shall draw up their national roadmaps after consulting all relevant stakeholders.

The Authority plans to use the public hearing to listen to the opinions of the stakeholders on digital broadcasting and the use of the EU-harmonised 700 MHz frequency band.

The public hearing will take place in Budapest at 10:00 am on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 (registration starts at 9:30). The preparatory documents on the public hearing’s topic will be published by the Authority on its website, with the exception of trade secrets, by 23 June 2017 at the latest.

Please note that stakeholder positions, recommendations and comments may be presented at the public hearing at the latest, in spoken or written form. The Authority will publish electronic documents pertaining to the public hearing sent to on its website by the eighth day preceding the hearing.

RSVP via email to by 27 June 2017 the latest. The event is not open to the press.

The Authority will prepare a summary on the public hearing containing the comments and proposals presented and expressed at the hearing, except data classified by commenters or proposers as trade secrets. The Authority will publish the summary on its website within thirty days of the hearing.