2018 Forum programme

Dr. Péter Vári
Dr. Péter Vári

Deputy Director-General
National Media and Infocommunications Authority
Hungary

Biography

Péter Vári PhD. attended Széchenyi István Technical College, from 1987 to 1990, majoring as wireless networking technology engineer. He then graduated from the Budapest University of Technology in 1994 as Electrical Engineer in telecommunications. In 2001 he earned the postgraduate certificate at the Budapest University of Economic Studies as an Engineer-economist. In 2003 he completed thepostgraduate course at Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE), Budapest as an Engineer-lawyer. He received his Ph.D. in 2017 at Corvinus University of Budapest on the topic of Digital Television and Switchover.

Péter worked as an engineer from 1992 to 1993 forMatáv Rt., the largest telecommunications operator in Hungary. From 1993 to 2004 he worked for Antenna Hungária Rt., the Hungarian Broadcasting and Radio Telecommunications Limited Company, where he started as Head of Unit and worked his way up to become Directorof Operational Matters. In 2004-2006 he was Head of Department in the Ministry of Informatics and Communications of Hungary, and in2006-2008 he was Senior Counsellor of the Government at the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office.

In 2009, as a project manager, he began to coordinate the digital switchover at Antenna Hungária Rt., and in 2011 he started working in the National Media andInfocommunications Authority of Hungary (NMHH). Currently, as a Deputy Director General of NMHH, he is responsible for the fields of frequency and identifier management, measurement affairs and technology analysis. He is a senior lecturer of the Department of Telecommunications at Széchenyi István University of Győr and gives courses in the field of radio systems and satellite telecommunications.