Hungarian telecoms regulator the National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) has confirmed that all four firms that submitted bid applications for the forthcoming multi-band spectrum auction of mobile broadband frequencies have been qualified to take part in the process. In its press release, the watchdog confirmed that the four – DIGI Telecommunications, Magyar Telekom, Telenor Hungary and Vodafone Hungary – had been registered with the NMHH, which will now begin a substantive examination of their applications. Details of the tender process were first announced on 22 May this year. *The successful bidders are fighting for rights to use unused parts of the 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands – along with part of the higher, 26GHz band – which the watchdog hopes will raise at least HUF104 billion (USD468.7 million) for government coffers. The winners will be able to use the frequencies until 2034; the NMHH had previously indicated the concessions would only be valid (initially) for 15 years.