- 21 Jul 2017 8:40 AM
From 2020 Hungary expects to be among the world’s first to introduce 5G services, Deutsch said, speaking at the 28th Baile Tusnad (Tusnádfürdő) summer university, in central Romania, on Thursday.
Deutsch noted that as part of an expanding government scheme called Digital Welfare, VAT on internet use will be cut from 18 percent to 5 percent, making Hungary the EU country with the lowest such VAT rate.
Overall internet charges are expected to fall by up to 20 percent, he said.
As part of the scheme large, medium-sized and small businesses will next week sign contracts as part of a deal with UPC on making access to the internet as much as 35 percent cheaper from January compared with last December.
Also, from 2019 onwards every Hungarian town and village will have at least one publicly available free broadband WiFi service as part of a European Commission scheme dubbed Wifi4EU, he said.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.