|23 July|| Viktor Orbán receives the CEO of Vodafone Group |
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Vittorio Coalo, CEO of Vodafone Group held discussions about Hungary’s digital development and the operator’s future plans.
|5 July|| The ‘father’ of Angry Birds delivers a presentation at the Vodafone Coding Camp |
Vodafone Hungary contributes to the advancement of the digital competencies of young people and the betterment of their position on the labour market with numerous programmes and event series. It was for the 2nd time that 17 youngsters could participate in the Vodafone Coding Camp. At the event, Peter Vesterbacka, one of the figureheads of Angry Birds, held an inspirational presentation to children, encouraging them to persevere, work in teams and have the courage to dream about a world without boundaries.
|2 July|| Vodafone Smart N9 and N9 Lite – the latest 4G technology within reach |
Two new handsets added to Vodafone’s own-branded product range. The Vodafone Smart N9 handset embodies the latest 4G technology through stylish design, a durable aluminium case and innovative security solutions. Vodafone Smart N9 Lite, the other new member of the range, offers a reliable and affordable, 4G technology-driven alternative primarily to families. With its customisable Internet and mobile usage monitoring solutions, the handset may even double as the first smartphone of younger generations.
|19 June|| Please, meet the title-defender National Women’s Water Polo Team! The Vodafone Cup will kick off next week |
During its summer preparation, the Hungarian National Women’s Water Polo Team, defender of the ‘European Champion’ title, will introduce itself to the public at the Vodafone Cup. The tournament will be organised between 27-29 June in the Hajós Alfréd National Swimming Hall on Margitsziget with the participation of four countries: Hungary, the USA, Australia and Japan.
|12 June|| The second year of Vodafone’s Digital School Programme closes with a summer team-building exercise. |
On 11 June 2018, 120 schoolchildren from 7 schools participated in the summer team-building event concluding the second schoolyear of the Digital School Programme. A joint breakfast, followed by a cruise on the River Danube and a visit to the Cyberjump Trampoline Park represented a fitting way to celebrate the excellent all-year performance of the schools. Next to having fun, the whole-day programme also focussed on the improvement of digital skills, and members of the Vodafone Volunteer Community also kept busy.
|12 June|| The Italian Gendarmerie seizes a stolen Hungarian lorry using the latest mobile technology |
Vodafone started fitting the company fleet of Titan Rent, a Hungarian business specialised in the rentals of trucks and lorries, with the Ready Fleet system back in 2017. This service facilitates the remote surveillance and complex management of fleets, and with its help the position and trajectory of the vehicles at any given time can be measured with high precision anywhere in Europe. This is what helped find the company’s lorry in a derelict small street in Bolzano.
|7 June|| Vodafone helps the fight against undernourishment in Africa with an IoT service |
Vodafone announced that in co-operation with the ‘Sanku – Healthy Children’ project, it will provide IoT (Internet of Thins) services to small mills Africa-wide, allowing them to supply flour with high nutritional value to millions of people.
|5 June|| An invention recognised by Vodafone with an award can save thousands of cubic metres of water |
The Youth Scientific and Innovation Talent Competition was organised on the 27th occasion. For the first time, the Vodafone Hungary Foundation also joined the event this year as a sponsor of the Junior Scholarship. The value of the scholarship is 100 000 HUF.
|5 June|| A school in Pécs receives a smart blackboard and a tablet charging cabinet from Vodafone |
As part of the Digital School Programme, at its event, the Vodafone Foundation granted a smart blackboard and a tablet charging cabinet to the Vasas-Hirdi Primary School affiliated with the Meszesi Primary School of Pécs. The Vodafone Hungary Foundation launched the Digital School Programme in 2016 for the purpose of offering all schoolchildren a realistic chance to obtain core digital competencies essential to have in our day-to-day lives. Under the initiative, the company provides participating institutions with digital devices as well as up-to-date practical know-how.
|1 June|| Tuti Net is even better in the summer! |
It is worth trying Tuti Net, Vodafone’s simple no-ties price plan with a prepaid data option, in the summer, as the operator voluntarily doubles the data allowance for customers purchasing extra regular 1GB and 5GB data options.
|26 May|| The Big Digital Adventure is over! |
The results of the Big Digital Adventure, a digital team competition for children attending primary school, was announced in Vodafone’s head office. A total of more than one thousand teams deeply familiar with the digital world and made up of 3rd-4th graders and 5th-6th graders competed with each other. In each category 10 winners were declared.
|25 May|| A school in Tapolca wins the Special Award of the Vodafone Hungary Foundation’s Digital Themed Week |
At the award ceremony concluding the Digital Themed Week, a number of awards were granted to the educational institutions participating in the Digital Themed Week’s programme for the first time, including the Special Award of the Vodafone Hungary Foundation. The Special Award was won by the Bárdos Lajos Primary School of Tapolca, which turned history learning digital and boosted its entertainment factor through the extremely creative use of various digital devices. The winner may now join the Vodafone Digital School Programme.
|9 May|| Vodafone acquires UPC Hungary. |
Vodafone reached an agreement with Liberty Global about the acquisition of its Hungarian, Czech, German and Romanian subsidiaries in the total value of 18.4 billion EUR. As a result of the deal, Vodafone Hungary is becoming the second operator in Hungary able to offer the full range of convergent services on its own network. In the wake of the acquisition, Vodafone will have market shares in Hungary of approximately 25% on the mobile market, 24% on the market of fixed-line broadband services and close to 19% in commercial television. The acquisition shall transform fixed-line and convergent strategies in Germany and on key Central and Eastern European markets, supplementing the company’s current mobile communication activities.
|27 April|| Vodafone and ESL conclude an international e-sport partnership |
Vodafone concluded a partnership agreement with ESL, the world’s largest e-sport company, under which it will support ESL’s special event series such as Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One and ESL Pro League.
|26 April|| Vodafone’s 4G+ network switches into Gigabit gear! |
Using a Samsung Galaxy S9+ handset, Vodafone Hungary reaches close to 1 Gigabit download speeds on its live 4G+ network.
|16 April|| Digitalisation in focus at Vodafone: How is the local SME sector progressing? |
Despite the fact that for the domestic SME sector the integration of digital technologies might offer the key to efficiency and competitiveness, it is the very lack of appropriate digital competencies that hinders transformation. Vodafone Hungary, KPMG and Bell Research all expect significant progress in this area.
|13 April|| Vodafone holds a round-table discussion about the responsibility of vloggers and consumers. |
The Association of the Digital Economy (IVSZ) organised the nationwide Digital Themed Weeks between 9-13 April 2018. On the event’s last day, the Vodafone Hungary Foundation organised a round-table discussion with the involvement of students and specialists. Participants to the discussion mulled over exciting and current issues such as the media consumption habits of students, the emergence of digital devices in our day-to-day lives and at school and how the digital competences of children could be boosted using these devices.
|12 April|| Vodafone Hungary is awarded the title of Most Attractive Workplace in the Telecommunications Sector. |
The Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards were granted for the 5th time in 2018. The Award aims to recognise the most attractive employers in Hungary, selected using the feedback of employees. In the wake of the world’s largest independent employer brand research, the special award in the telecommunications sector, granted for the first time in Hungary, went to Vodafone Hungary.
|11 April|| Vodafone is the first player in Hungary to offer unlimited international calls to EU countries with the new Vodafone Red packages. |
The new Red packages of Vodafone Hungary are the first in the country to offer unlimited international calls from Hungary to EU numbers, thus providing unlimited access to close to 500 million Europeans. With its pioneering offer on the Hungarian market Vodafone aims to help overcome distances and strengthen personal relationships Europe-wide.
|9 April|| Vodafone supports the digital development of small businesses in Hungary with the introduction of the Ready Business Index. |
Digital transformation poses a huge challenge to small and medium-size enterprises Europe-wide, and 60% of SMEs in Hungary only own a single website and a handful of computers – as shown by last year’s figures of the European Digital Progress Report issued by the European Commission. This might change in the future thanks to the Ready Business Index solution supporting digital transformation, which is present in Vodafone Group’s 11 home markets.
|29 March|| Vodafone is showing the green way using IoT solutions |
An energy-saving and environmentally conscious operation is in the focus of attention at CIB Bank Hungary, and the company has completed a number of developments aimed at boosting energy efficiency. The joint IoT energy monitoring solution of Vodafone and its partner measures electricity, engineering, heat and gas consumption in the Bank’s branches, as well as the temperature of the server room and the client floor.
|22 March|| IoT tyre monitor to keep safe in traffic |
The ContiConnect™ smart tyre monitor sponsored by Vodafone helps prevent faults caused by tyres.
|22 March|| The Béke Primary School of Kecskemét receives regular help |
As part of the Vodafone Voluntary Community, volunteers from the Vodafone Service Centre visited the Béke Member Institution of the Belvárosi Zrínyi Ilona Primary School of Kecskemét on the second occasion, handing over close to 200 laptops to pupils, and announcing details of a future, closer co-operation with the school; i.e. the school's ‘adoption'.
|20 March|| Two thirds of Hungarian youngsters do not receive proper career advice. Vodafone's career advice programme focusing on digital skills and jobs is launched. |
Vodafone's unique international project focusing on future jobs is launched under the name ‘What will you be?'. Its purpose it to provide career advice and training materials to 10 million young people in 181 countries worldwide, including in Hungary, in digital topics. Vodafone's digital skills and jobs programme is the largest initiative of its kind globally.
|13 March|| The Great Digital Adventure is on again! |
The Great Digital Adventure, first organised last year by Logiscool with Vodafone's support is re-launching in 36 locations nationwide. The adventure offers digital riddles and puzzles to 3-6 graders.
|9 March|| Data reconciliation is due for hundreds of thousands of top-up cards |
Operators are currently working to reconcile the details of top-up cards - an annual obligation stipulated by law. The exercise may affect hundreds of thousands of cards in total each month. Data can be reconciled until the first anniversary of the original contracting date, at the very latest, and Vodafone sends preliminary notification about this to customers in all instances. Missing the deadline will result in the cancellation of the subscription, following which a new contract is to be concluded for the top-up card in question. Vodafone provides all necessary help to customers to ensure the smooth administration of this process.
|7 March|| The Vodafone Digital School Programme reaches a milestone |
It was 2 years ago that the Vodafone Hungary Foundation launched the Digital School Programme with a view to creating equal chances for students in obtaining digital competencies. A special, celebratory reception was organised in the Visitor Centre of Szeged Cathedral, where the results achieved in the programme so far were presented along with its future plans. Two schools from Csongrád County were also given a tablet charging cabinet each. The event was opened by László B. Nagy, Member of Parliament, and was attended by Vodafone's management, as well as Government leaders active in the area of digitalisation.
|6 March|| Vodafone and Huawei support the training of engineers at Óbuda University |
In the presence of László Palkovics, State Secretary responsible for higher education, Vodafone Hungary and Huawei Technologies Hungary sign a Memorandum of Understanding, in which they express their commitment to further promoting the Institute of Communication Engineering operating at the university's Kandó Kálmán Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and to supporting the practical education of students studying at the university. At the event, awards granted in the application scheme jointly opened by the two companies and the university in the topic of ‘SmartCity opportunities on 5G mobile infrastructure' are also handed over to students.
|5 March|| Free coding course for girls again! - Skool Club continues in Miskolc |
The purpose of Skool Club, organised in Miskolc with the support of Vodafone Hungary, aims to raise the interest of girls in professions that require digital competencies and are currently mostly preferred by boys, such as coding. Soon, a new, 10-week course will start, for which applications have already been opened for girls aged 11 to 14.
|28 February|| The Vodafone Foundation would fight epidemics using Big Data |
Earlier today, the Vodafone Foundation announced the launch of a pioneering programme (Big Data for Good) in Ghana. Under the programme, the company will use aggregate, anonymised data to help the Government track epidemics, thus preventing the formation of pandemics.
|27 February|| Vodafone on the Moon – Vodafone and Nokia to set up the first 4G network on the Moon |
PRScientists of Berlin is jointly working with Vodafone Germany and Audi on the first privately financed Moon-landing. For its ‘Mission to the Moon' Vodafone Germany has selected Nokia as its partner for the development of a network that weighs less than a pack of sugar and is compliant with space standards. Thanks to the Vodafone 4G network, it became possible to broadcast a HD recording from the surface of the Moon for the very first time, for a global audience.
|27 February|| Code your future! – Technology career afternoon for girls, organised by Skool and Vodafone |
Vodafone Hungary and Skool jointly aim to balance the proportion of the two sexes in this area, through the technology education of young girls. The affected age group (14-18) is this time introduced to the mysteries of the world of technology during a ‘career afternoon' event.
|20 February|| Vodafone would protect the skies with the world's first drone tracking and security IoT technology. |
Vodafone announces that the testing of the world's first air traffic control drone tracking and security solution has been started. The pioneering solution designed for the protection of aircraft uses innovative 4G and IoT technology. It can help prevent random or deliberate fly-ins near critical locations such as airports, prisons or hospitals.
|19 February|| Digital changing rooms are becoming a reality thanks to the co-operation between Vodafone and Mango. |
As a result of co-operation between Vodafone and the Mango fashion brand, digital changing rooms will soon become reality. In the first stage they will become available in key Mango stores worldwide.
|16 February|| At the Spokespersons' Ball, Oscar-nominated Ildikó Enyedi is granted the Vodafone Equality Award. |
Ildikó Enyedi, director of the Oscar-nominated 'On Body and Soul', was presented with the Vodafone Hungary Equality Award for her efforts in empowering women.
|15 February|| Vodafone is preparing with significant network developments around Lake Balaton |
Vodafone Hungary's G4+ service, which elevated the experience of mobile Internet to an entirely new level, was launched in the Eastern Basin of Lake Balaton in the summer of 2017. In this area of high touristic significance, the operator is launching a significant network development project in February, making sure the superfast 4G+ network is available all around the lake by the summer.
|14 February|| 90 GB of free Internet from Vodafone for Valentine's Day |
Thanks to Vodafone, date can no more be an obstacle to love. The operator is preparing for the occasion with 90 Gigabyte's worth of surprise.
|8 February|| In technology areas the proportion of boys to girls is 5 to 1 – Vodafone continues the technology education of girls |
In the UK, approximately 22% of students graduating in STEM subjects in 2014 were women. In Germany (19.3%), France (21.5%) and Switzerland (14.7%) the difference was even larger. In the United States approximately a quarter of those choosing such careers are women. Vodafone and Code First: Girls would like to change these proportions. They made a joint announcement about the continuation of the programme covering 26 countries, which allows young girls to obtain coding skills.
|4 January|| Vodafone and Nokia help with the mapping of disaster-stricken areas |
The Nokia Saving Lives application tested in co-operation by Vodafone Hungary and Nokia allows specialists to provide help in disaster situations in the fastest and most effective way possible. With the help of drones, connected to the temporary 4G network, set up as part of the solution, promptly show the location and the type of help needed.
|3 January|| Vodafone: We celebrated the New Year with mobile net |
Experience from the 2017/18 holiday season shows that more and more people use mobile Internet to send their best wishes to loved ones. At the same time, the number and duration of mobile calls is reducing, whilst Vodafone's customers sent more text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messages than during the same period of last year – as shown by the operator's holiday statistics.