News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • Russia with 41m pay-TV users in 2016

    The Russian telecommunications market showed a slight increase last year, rising by 0.6% year-on-year, as reported by TMT-Consulting. According to the study, the value of the telecom market totalled RUB 1.597 trillion in 2016. However, the market growth is slowing down (in 2015 the market increased… »

  • Megafon and Tele2 Russia upgraded their geolocation services

    Russian mobile operators Megafon and Tele2 upgraded their geolocation services Radar and Geopoisk. Users of both services are now able to locate subscribers on the home network as well as customers of the other operator. The service can be used by downloading an application onto smartphones or… »

  • Megafon to buy majority stake in Mail.ru

    Russian mobile operator Megafon agreed to buy a controlling stake in internet group Mail.ru from billionaire Alisher Usmanov for $740 million. MegaFon plans to buy 33.4 million shares, equal to a 63.8% voting stake in the web company, according to a statement issued by the company. The price… »

  • Polish operators to focus on FTTH development

    In 2016, Polish operators (cable TV operator UPC Poland and telcos Orange Poland and Netia) announced that they plan to earmark nearly PLN 8bn (€1.8bn) for the development of high bandwidth networks (UPC ­– PLN 4bn, or €0.9bn, Orange – PLN 2.2bn, or €0.5bn and… »

  • Polish e-book market growing at 50% y-o-y

    Although e-books account for approximately 2-5% of the Polish book market, they are growing at the level of 50% y-o-y. It is estimated that the value of e-book market in Poland reached PLN 85m (€19.3m) in 2016, compared to PLN 60m (€13.6m) in 2015. The total value of book market in Poland… »

  • Every third technology startup in Poland sells SaaS

    The Startup Poland Foundation, a non-profit organization that represents Polish community of newly emerged companies, prepared a new report on Polish startups. Currently, there are over 2,600 companies in the foundation’s base, while the research (published in October 2016) covered the… »

  • 6.4 million Romanians use the internet every day

    The number of Internet users aged 16 to 74 in Romania reached 10.6m in 2016, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS). Over 85% of internet users went online at least once in the last three months. What is more, over 6.4 million Romanians go online daily or almost daily, the… »

  • Polish NASK separates its telecom business

    Polish Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK), a research institute subordinate to the Ministry of Digital Affairs, which set up NASK joint stock company last October, announced that its subsidiary inaugurated its activities. The joint-stock company will provide telecommunications services,… »

  • Polish cybersecurity initiatives

    In 2016, cybercriminals focused on the financial, medical and automotive industries, as believed by Marcin Ludwiszewski from Deloitte Polska. In Poland, the customers of banks are still the most frequent victims of cyberattacks, affected by both phishing campaigns and malware. Moreover, skimming… »

  • Russia to toughen the anti-piracy law?

    Russian Ministry of Culture proposed to introduce penalties for Internet users downloading pirated content. Minister Vladimir Medinsky told the Rambler News Service that a preliminary draft of the bill was discussed by the ministry experts and MPs’ deputies According to Medinsky, Russia needs… »