News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • Three quarters of Czechs use the internet

    About 6.7m inhabitants (76.5%) of the Czech Republic aged 16+ used the internet in 2016, reports itbiz.cz. The number of Czechs who have never used the internet reached about 1.6m. They were mainly unemployed, old or with basic education. About 77% of users surf the internet every day or almost… »

  • Poland and Lithuania leaders in daily e-commerce use

    Polish people use contactless payments three times more frequently (23%) than other Europeans, according to the latest Mastercard’s report, Masterindex 2017. Poland is also the leader in everyday e-commerce use with 9%. It is 3 p.p. more than the European average. Bulgaria, another CEE… »

  • VOD increasingly popular in Poland

    Over 50% of e-viewers in Poland are familiar with the concept of VoD, according to the survey conducted by MEC on a group of 1,000 internet users. About 35% of e-viewers pay for watching movies via the internet. Over half of Polish internet users know Netfix. ShowMax is a runner-up… »

  • CTO: sharp growth of revenues

    Czech Telecommunication Office (CTO) earned over CZK 3.6bn (€133.2m) in 2016, reported itbiz.cz. It was nearly six times more in comparison with 2015, when the revenues reached CZK 537m (€19.9m). The most profitable areas included the auction of remaining frequencies in the 1800 MHz and… »

  • FAS: Apple guilty of price fixing

    Apple, a top company selling consumer electronics and computer software, was found guilty of iPhones’ price fixing in Russia, reported the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). Investigators accuse Apple of imposing prices on 16 Russian retailers who sell iPhones. Despite the fact that the… »

  • High-speed broadband internet for three Hungarian cities

    Opticon, Hungarian company providing internet, telephone and television services, plans to start an upgrade of internet networks in three Hungarian cities, according to MTI. The project will cost HUF 1.3bn (€4.2m), while almost 59% of the overall sum, HUF 766m (€2.5m), will be funded from… »

  • Remaining SMARTS assets acquired by Megafon

    Megafon, one of the largest telecom operators in Russia, purchased the remaining three subsidiaries of regional operator SMARTS for RUB 780m (€12.6m), according to cnews.ru. All assets of SMARTS cost RUB 6.53bn (€105.4m). Megafon bought these three companies (SMARTS-Ulyanovsk,… »

  • HAWE Telekom: 8Tb/s till Q3 2017

    HAWE Telekom, a company providing telecommunications services for other telcos, purchased in 2016 a new data transmission system from Huawei, reported computerworld.pl. It cost PLN 2.4m (€562,136). The company is currently implementing the DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division… »

  • Netia’s networks under modernisation

    Polish telecom operator, Netia, started modernisation of its traditional copper network, reported Polish Press Agency (PAP). Since the beginning of March 2017, the optical fibre networks were provided to about 120,000 households and several hundred of clients can already benefit from… »

  • Poland’s Alior Bank to invest in IT solutions

    Alior Bank, one of the four biggest banks in Poland, within the framework of “Digital Rebel” project, plans to spend PLN 400m (€93.6m) on IT over the period 2017-2020, according to biznes.newseria.pl. Alior Bank wants to invest in artificial intelligence and cloud computing.… »