News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • TransTeleCom enters IPTV market in Russia

    Russian telco, TransTeleCom (TTK), controlled by Russian Railways, entered the country’s IPTV market, reports Kommersant. TTK will cooperate with LifeStream, a high-tech company offering solutions for a cross-platform cloud TV service and VOD service. TTK already provides its… »

  • Tele2 to launch 4G network in Krasnoyarsk

    Russian alternative operator, Tele2, plans to launch the first 4G network segments in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, reports cnews.ru. LTE network in the frequency range of 1800 MHz is already available in Kansk and Lesosibirsk. It enables subscribers to use high-speed mobile internet in the 4G… »

  • High speed internet for the Czechs up to 2020

    About CZK 11.55bn (€425.3m) is available from European Union to cover the costs of ensuring high speed internet in the Czech Republic, according to itbiz.cz. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO) encourages entrepreneurs to apply for funds from the Operational Program Enterprise and… »

  • Hungary: rise in IPTV and cable subscriptions

    The interest in cable and IPTV services in Hungary is rising, according to National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH). The number of cable and IPTV subscribers reached over 2.3m in February 2017, which was almost 4% more than in the corresponding period in 2016. Furthermore,… »

  • Poland: 15% drop in PC sales at the beginning of 2017

    Computer sales in Poland dropped by 15.3% y-o-y at the beginning of 2017, according to Context. It is associated with a low demand for desktops in companies, which decreased by 14%. Consolidated sales of consumer-targeted PCs in Europe dropped by 4% y-o-y in January and February, while the… »

  • Number of online buyers of smartphones increased by 26% in 2016

    Smartphones took the largest share (24.5%) of internet sales of digital and computer equipment last year, according to research by RBC on the Russian online sales market for digital technology in 2016. At the same time, laptops came in second at 12.7%, followed by computers at 11.5%. Smartphones… »

  • Orange Polska and Sony with pioneering mobile platform for chain store

    Leroy Merlin Polska on 4 April completed the deployment of Mobility, a mobile customer service platform. As part of the project, more than 9,000 Leroy Merlin employees – including the in-store staff at the company’s 55 branches in Poland – have been equipped with… »

  • MON acquires Exatel

    Exatel, Polish telecommunications service provider, was acquired by the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Poland (MON) for PLN 368.5m (€87.2m). Last week Puls Biznesu announced that NASK, a research institute subordinate to the Ministry of Digital Affairs, and Polish Armaments… »

  • Zortrax: 78% growth in net profit

    Polish manufacturer of 3D printers and filaments for SBM market and industry, Zortrax, generated PLN 14.3m (€3.4m) net profit in 2016, reports crn.pl. It was over 78% more in comparison with 2015. Sales revenues reached PLN 53.8m (€12.7m) and it was about 43% more than in 2015. Zortrax… »

  • Czech Republic: sales of mobile phones fell by 5% in 2016

    The sales of mobile phones in the Czech Republic fell by 5% in 2016, according to GfK. It means that ca. 3.2m devices were sold last year in the Czech Republic. The sales of traditional phones dropped by one third, but on the other hand, there was an increase of 5% in the number of smartphones… »