News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • 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… »

  • 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… »