News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • 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 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 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 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 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 It cost PLN 2.4m (€562,136). The company is currently implementing the DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division… »