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Infrapont has a long standing consultancy experience in the telecom sector from the very beginning of the liberalization. By supporting the government, the regulator and market players we covered a wide range of issues from building company or industrial strategy, supporting the establishment of the new legal rules and the market structure, through auction design and entry assistance, to regulation of specific markets. Infrapont is committed to the approach that the competition and regulatory issues of the sector must be based on empirically and methodologically sound economic thinking. We give the best to our clients on many fields like strategic or regulatory market analysis, business and regulatory modeling, business or policy impact analysis, business planning and enhanced market research in all of the market segments.


  • For government institutions

    • Participation in the preparation of:
      • frequency tender for broadband services (2014)
      • 900Mhz spectrum auction (2012)
      • UMTS tender (2004)
      • DCS 1800 tender (1999)
      • The implementation of the Better Regulation and the Citizens Directive under the New Regulatory Framework (2010)
      • The Electronic Communications Acts of 2003
      • The Communications Acts of 2001
    • Consultancy in preparation of industry strategies and impact analysis of the new legislations
    • Examination of Universal Service and the Issue of Affordability in Different Sectors (2000)
  • For sectoral and competition regulatory institutions

  • For market players

    • Strategic market-analysis
    • Business planning
    • Regulatory-strategy
    • Creating and evaluating a business plan
    • Business modeling for strategic planning
    • Market entry strategy
    • Product any service development, examination of technical, economic, market and regulatory impacts
    • Competitive assessment, competitive strategy
    • Competition cases
    • Expert support in legal disputes
Pápai, Z.: What can we learn from the European 800MHz auction results? Presentation at the 25th European Regional Conference of the ITS (International Telecommunication Society), 2014
Pápai, Z.: Does the number of mobile operators matter? Presentation at the WIK Conference on the Single market and future framework for electronic communications, 2014
Csorba, G. – Pápai, Z.: Does one more or one less mobile operator affect prices? A comprehensive ex-post evaluation of entries and mergers in European mobile telecommunication markets. Presentation at the 24th European Regional Conference of the ITS (International Telecommunication Society), at the EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics) conference in Évora & at the Competition and Regulation European Summer School and Conference (CRESSE) in 2013
Pápai, Z. – Lőrincz, L. – Édes, B.: Triple play as a separate market? Empirical findings and consequences to broadband market definition. In: Innovative ICT Applications – Emerging Regulatory, Economic and Policy Issues. 22nd European Regional ITS Conference Budapest 18-21 September, 2011
Pápai, Z.: The Issue of Competition in the Oligopoly Broadband Market, In: Competition and Regulation 2010. Ed.: Valentiny, P.- Kiss, F. L. – Nagy, Cs. I., 2011 (in Hungarian)
Gálik, M.– Pápai, Z.– Urbán, Á.: Discussion of Net Neutrality in Case of Information and Communication Networks, In: Competition and Regulation 2010. Ed.: Valentiny, P.- Kiss, F. L. – Nagy, Cs. I., 2011 (in Hungarian)
Bánhidi, F. – Pápai, Z.: Challenges in the regulation of broadband in Hungary.  In: Telecommunications at new crossroads: Changing value configurations, user roles, and regulation. 21st European Regional ITS Conference Copenhagen, 13-15 September 2010
Bölcskei, V.: Reviewing Demand Models of Telephone Services  Particularly in View of Estimating Fixed-Mobile Substitution Effect, Hungarian Economics Review, LVII., June 2010. (517–535. p.) (in Hungarian)
Édes, B.– Bölcskei, V. – Lőrincz, L. – Nagy, P. – Pápai, Z.: Investigating on Substitution between Fixed and Mobile Telephone Services, In: Competition and Regulation 2010. Ed.: Valentiny, P.- Kiss, F. L. – Nagy, Cs. I., 2010 (in Hungarian)
Lőrincz, L. – Nagy, P.: Impact of Switching Costs on Competition in the Telecommunications Markets, In: Competition and Regulation 2010. Ed.: Valentiny, P.- Kiss, F. L., 2009 (in Hungarian) – Switching Costs in Telecommunications:Conclusions from a Hungarian Survey, In: Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures Markets, Policies and Pricing. Ed.: M. Falch – J. Markendhal, Edward Elgar Publishing (2010) (in English)