News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • 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.… »

  • Exatel: who wins the battle?

    Two Polish state-owned companies, Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) and Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) can be willing to acquire Exatel, a telecommunications service provider, reported rpkom.pl. As reported by the newspaper, NASK has recently requested for the audit of the company,… »

  • Polish ICT companies expanding west

    The export value of Polish ICT services rose from PLN 13.4bn (€3.11bn) in 2015 to PLN 16.6bn (€3.85bn) in 2016, reported Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS). The export of Polish ICT services increased mainly in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Ireland. In the US… »

  • Akamai’s State of the Internet Q4 2016 report

    Akamai has recently published its State of the internet Q4 2016 report, including the data gathered from across Akamai Intelligent Platform. The report covers internet connection speeds and broadband adoption across both mobile and fixed networks. When it comes to the fixed-line networks in… »