Court Issues Mega Fine to Vodafone Hungary

  • 29 Mar 2023 6:50 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Court Issues Mega Fine to Vodafone Hungary
Hungary’s highest court, the Kúria, has ruled that Vodafone has to pay Ft 932 million in fines to the competition watchdog GVH, ending a legal procedure of more than seven years’ duration.

The GVH fined the mobile operator Ft 1.2 billion in 2016 for misleading consumers by claiming it had the biggest 4G network in Europe.

After Vodafone challenged the ruling, a court found in May 2021 that the company had made unfair claims, but ordered the GVH to recalculate the fine.

In a repeated procedure, Vodafone waived its right to appeal and accepted GVH’s assessment, after which its fine was reduced to Ft 932 million.

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Hungary Around the Clock

Since 1995 Hungary Around the Clock has proven to be one of the most comprehensive sources of daily English-language news about Hungary. It covers ongoing domestic politics and foreign relations, as well as business and economic matters. For a free trial of HATC visit and click on 'Free Trial Subscription’.

Explore More Reports