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What does NMHH do?

Working to ensure a safe digital future for Hungary, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) is the country’s watchdog for media and communications regulation and surveillance, which seeks to foster development and market competition in all fields, as well as to effectively advocate the interests of consumers and users – all of which it does at international consultations as well. With every one of its resolutions adopted, initiatives taken and sanctions imposed, NMHH strives to maintain a reliable, predictable and smoothly functioning market environment in the Hungarian infocommunications sector to provide the conditions for satisfactory operations for service providers and users alike.

The Authority functions as a credible point of reference performing tasks that are indispensable and essential for economic progress and as such, it contributes to the development of the country. It operates as a “convergent” authority that puts equal focus on media and communications – a pioneering stance even at an international level.

In Hungary as well as globally, progress in the infocommunications sector affects the functioning of most fields, providing the basis for their advancement. For example, the efficient use of frequencies in communications and the media may be viewed as one of the economic indicators of a country: the greater the service coverage and the faster the information flow, the more dynamic the country’s economy.

Since the various areas of communications and media, i.e. information transmission technologies and content are no longer distinctly separate, their surveillance calls for a convergent institution, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority.

The NMHH’s statutory core functions are set out in its statutes, which is available in at the following link:

Statutes of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority