News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • Two thirds of prepaid cards registered in Hungary

    About 68% of all prepaid SIM cards were registered in Hungary by 30 June – the mandatory registration deadline connected with the new regulation to fight against organised crime, according to local regulator NMHH. This means that around 2.7m out of 4m pre-paid SIM cards were registered.… »

  • Exatel announced 5G tests in Warsaw

    Exatel, Polish telecommunications service provider, announced that it will launch 5G tests next week in one shopping center in Warsaw. Tests will be conducted by the international RAPID 5G consortium, a member of which is Exatel. Michal Szczesny, Manager in Architecture and Network Planning… »

  • Polish MNO P4 to launch an IPO

    Play Communications, the owner of Polish mobile operator P4 (Play brand), announced its intention to launch an IPO this summer. Play wants to apply for listing and admission of the company’s ordinary shares on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. During the IPO, existing shares… »

  • Wasko to build FTTH network for Nokia's companies

    Wasko, one of the biggest Polish IT integrators, announced that it will be the contractor of FTTH networks in eight areas of the second POPC (Digital Poland Projects Centre) competition. The total value of these contracts amounts to PLN 132.1m (€31.5m). Wasko will design and build GPONs… »

  • Digital Poland: second tender completed

    On 19 May Digital Poland Projects Centre (CPPC) announced the completion of the evaluation procedure for applications for funding under the Operational Programme Digital Poland (POPC). It has been the largest tender for co-financing of telecom infrastructure in Poland from EU funds… »

  • Orange the only Polish operator to implement RLAH

    Orange Poland is the only Polish operator to comply (at least partially) with the new EU regulations, which aims at abolishing roaming charges in the EU countries starting from mid-June. Mobile operators were obliged to present new roam-like-at-home tarrifs by 15 May. Plus (Polkomtel… »

  • Magyar Telekom: TV revenues 9% up in Q1 2017

    The largest Hungarian telecommunications company, Magyar Telekom, had 984,974 TV subscribers in Q1 2017, which was 2.2% more than in the corresponding period 2016. Furthermore, the number of mobile customers amounted to 5.3m (a drop by 1.3% y-o-y), total fixed voice customers reached 1.4m (a drop… »

  • CEE: 4.5% growth in PC shipments in Q1 2017

    The delivery of traditional PCs in CEE countries in Q1 2017 rose by 4.5% in comparison to Q1 2016, according to IDC. The largest growth was recorded in the notebook market (by 11.7% y-o-y), where both consumer (+8.1% y-o-y) and commercial segments increased thanks to previous quarter backlogs and… »

  • NASK: PLN 20m net profit in 2016

    Polish Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) generated ca. PLN 20m (€4.8m) in net profit in 2016, according to the Ministry of Digital Affairs (MC). MC plans to transform NASK into the national research institute. In comparison, net profit reached PLN 63.5m (€15.1m) in 2015, out… »

  • ATM: PLN 10m net loss in 2016

    ATM, provider of colocation, hosting and cloud computing services in Poland, generated PLN 132m (€31.4m) revenues and PLN 10m (€2.4m) net loss in 2016, reports It was mainly associated with the revaluation of the shares held in Russian company Linx Telecommunications.… »