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Samsung Completes 8nm RF Solution Development

Samsung introduced its newest radio frequency technology based on 8-nanometer process.

Finnish and Japanese Groups Form 6G Alliance

Japanese and Finnish mobile technology organisations agreed to collaborate on the development of 6G technologies.

Bosch Opens Wafer Fab of the Future in Dresden

In the German town of Dresden, Bosch opened one of the world’s most modern wafer fabs.

Voice Assistants Targeted by EU

The European Commission warned about the growing market power of Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

iPhones to Capture 40 Percent of Smartphones Market Value in 2022

Sales of iPhones will bring in over $200 billion in 2022; nearly 40% of the total smartphone hardware market, according to Juniper Research.

Most of Pandemic-Driven Increase in Mobile Gaming Will Persist Indefinitely

LoopMe and IDC announced the results of a global consumer survey that assessed how mobile gaming activity is likely to be affected after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

Internet Glitch Hits Thousands of Websites

A glitch has taken down thousands of government, news and social media websites across the globe.

Worldwide Smartphone Sales Grew 26 Percent in 1Q21

After a steep decline in 2020, global smartphone sales to end users grew 26% in the first quarter of 2021, according to Gartner.

US Expands Investment Ban on China Companies

American President Joe Biden expanded a list of Chinese companies domestic investors are prohibited from investing in due to claimed links with the military.

Growing Demand for Programmers in Moscow

IT offers make up 22% of all available vacancies in the Moscow labor market.

Trump Suspended from Facebook Platforms for Two Years

The Oversight Board recently upheld Facebook’s suspension of former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts following his praise for people engaged in violence at the Capitol on January 6.

Demand for Data Privacy Management Software Will Remain Strong

The data privacy management software market saw soaring growth in 2020 with worldwide revenues up 46.1% year over year, according to IDC.

Daimler and Nokia Sign Patent Licensing Agreement

Daimler and Nokia have signed a patent licensing agreement.

BEUC Joins Apple Music Critics

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) backed a European Commission move against Apple over  anticompetitive practices in the music streaming space.

Total Billings and Sales in the App Store Grew by 24 Percent in 2020

The App Store ecosystem facilitated $643 billion in billings and sales during 2020, a 24 percent year-over-year increase.

Chip Shortages Could Last for Several Years

Recent chip shortages could prove to be bigger difficulty than just a short term problem.

Bilbao to Host Food 4 Future – ExpoFoodTech

ExpoFoodTech 2021, the professional event that will bring together the food and beverage sector, will take place from 15 to 17 June at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre.

Western Europe’s PC Market Jumps 48 Percent in 1Q21

During the first quarter of 2021, Western European PC shipments reached 16.1 million units, up 48% year on year, according to Canalys.

Spain Changes Terms for 5G Auction and Cuts Starting Price

Spain has released the terms for its latest 5G spectrum auction.

Japanese Companies and Government to Fund Domestic TSMC Chip Factory

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co is working with a group of more than 20 Japanese companies on chipmaking technology.

China Telecom Makes NB-IoT Milestone

China Telecom said it is the first operator in the world to break 100 million connections on its NB-IoT network.

HP Beats Estimates in the Second Fiscal Quarter

HP beat Wall Street estimates in its second fiscal quarter of 2021.

Lenovo Delivers Record Quarter Results and New Fiscal Year Milestone

Lenovo Group had record results for both its fourth quarter and fiscal year, with growth across all parts of the business.

Social Software and Collaboration Market to Grow 17 Percent in 2021

The worldwide social software and collaboration market is forecast to total $4.5 billion in 2021, an increase of 17.1% from 2020, according to Gartner.

TIM and the University of Rome to Create a New Digital Communication Hub

The University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza and TIM have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Communication and Digital Media Academy.

T-Mobile US Expects Market Rebound

Mike Sievert, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, said that the market is on the brink of a return to normal customer churn patterns.

Nokia and Proximus Deploy Fastest Live Fiber Network

Nokia and Proximus turned on the world’s fastest fiber access network in Antwerp, Belgium.

Germany to Cover Rural Areas with €1.1 Billion EU Scheme

Germany pushed forward with plans to fund 5,000 masts in areas with severely limited mobile coverage, after the European Commission signed-off the €1.1 billon scheme.

Amazon to Acquire MGM for $8.45 Billion

Amazon and MGM  announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire MGM for a purchase price of $8.45 billion.

New Pan-Industry Eco Rating Scheme Launched for Mobile Phones

Five of Europe’s leading mobile operators have joined forces to update and launch a new pan-industry Eco Rating labelling scheme.

Huawei Founder Calls for Shift to Software

Ren Zhengfei, Huawei founder and CEO, called for a strategic shift towards software development.

Ericsson Faces Loss of China Market Share

Ericsson warned it will face a higher risk of taking lower market share in China than it currently holds.

SK Hynix One Step Closer to Acquire Intel Memory Assets

Korean chipmaker SK Hynix came closer to an acquisition of Intel’s NAND memory business after receiving approval from the European Commission.

Telecom Italia Confident on Annual Goals

Telecom Italia is confident it will achieve its targets for 2021, despite revenue remaining flat at €3.8 billion in the first quarter.

DT and SoftBank Said to Discuss T-Mobile Trade

According to media reports, Deutsche Telekom entered talks with SoftBank Group to buy the Japanese company’s stake in T-Mobile US.

Contactless Payments Ubiquitous in China, Struggle to Take Hold in the West

Contactless payments and digital wallets are ubiquitous in China but have been much slower to catch on in the West, according to Strategy Analytics.

Siemens Acquired Supplyframe

Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Supplyframe, a leading Design-to-Source platform for the global electronics value chain, for USD 0.7 billion.

Telefonica and Liberty Global Finalize UK Merger

The UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) gave final approval of the joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefonica to combine Virgin Media and O2.

DT Plans to Accelerate Growth over the Coming Years

Deutsche Telekom plans to significantly accelerate its growth in the coming years.

GSMA Unveils Plans for MWC21

CEO of GSMA John Hoffman, claims that the organisation will be an industry trailblazer as it prepares to host more than 35,000 attendees at MWC21 in Barcelona next month.

Semiconductor Shortages Fuel Nations' Race to Self-Sufficiency

The semiconductor shortage has triggered a new wave of massive investments by countries in a bid to achieve self-sufficiency, according to Strategy Analytics.

IBM Acquires Waeg

IBM announced plans to acquire Waeg, Salesforce Consulting Partner in Europe.

Apple Music to Bring Lossless Audio to Entire Catalog

Apple Music is bringing high quality sound to subscribers with the addition of Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos.

Twitter Prepares Subscription Model

Twitter is readying a tiered pricing model for a paid subscription service.

AT&T and Discovery Combine Entertainment Units

AT&T will combine its WarnerMedia unit with pay-TV broadcaster Discovery.

Siemens and Telefónica to Offer Combined Solutions for Smart Buildings

Siemens España and Telefónica Tech will be offering the Spanish market their services and solutions for smart buildings in one package.

European Operators Publish Open RAN Technical Requirements

A group comprising some of Europe’s largest operators published a list of priority technical requirements for open RAN systems.

Cloud Computing to Eliminate a Billion Metric Tons of CO2 in the Next Four Years

A new forecast from IDC shows that the continued adoption of cloud computing could prevent the emission of more than 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from 2021 through 2024.

Ericsson to Build Private Network for Airbus

Ericsson and Airbus have extended their ongoing partnership to increase aircraft production and validation efficiency using Ericsson technology.

Foxconn Records 45 Percent Increase in Sales

Electronics manufacturer Foxconn recorded net profit gains in the first quarter of 2021.

Samsung to Boost Investment in Logic Chip Businesses

Samsung announced that it will increase its investments in the System LSI and Foundry businesses through 2030 to a total of KRW 171 trillion ($151 billion).

Telefónica’s Net Income Up 118 Percent in 1Q21

Telefónica recorded a net income of €886 million in the first three months of 2021, 118.3% more than in the same period of the previous year.

Ericsson Announces Settlement with Nokia

Ericsson has reached an agreement with Nokia for settling a damages claim against the Swedish company.

DT Reports Growth in All Key Metrics

Deutsche Telekom shrugged-off negative impacts of the pandemic on its business in the first quarter of 2021.

Nokia Selected as a Supplier for Swisscom's New Optical Transport Network

Nokia was selected by Swisscom to transform the operator’s existing infrastructure to a fully automated and high capacity optical transport network.

Tech Giants Join Forces to Support CHIPS Act

Big chip buyers have joined chip-makers to create a lobbying group to press the government to subsidise domestic chip production.

TIM Starts Switching Off Copper Network in Italy

Italian operator TIM is starting to switch off its copper telecommunications network. The process starts in Trento.

Siemens Beats Earnings Forecasts

High-tech factories continued to drive growth for Siemens in the first three months of 2021.

Ericsson and Samsung Sign Global Patent License Agreement

Ericsson signed a multi-year cross-licensing patent deal with Samsung covering the sale of network infrastructure and handsets.

Microsoft Pledges to Store and Process EU Data in the EU

Microsoft announced that it will process and store all European data inside EU borders.

Conversational Commerce Channels to Facilitate Spending of Over $290 Billion by 2025

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total spend over conversational commerce channels will reach $290 billion by 2025; rising from $41 billion in 2021.

TIM Denies Rumors on Fixed Network Plan

Telecom Italia denied media reports claiming plans for a single fibre network in its home country were about to be scrapped.

Orange Fails in Full Belgium Takeover Bid

Operator Orange has failed in its attempt at a complete buyout of minority shareholders of its Belgian subsidiary.

IBM Unveils World's First 2 Nanometer Chip Technology

IBM unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip announced with 2 nanometer nanosheet technology.

Nokia Ranked as Number One in 5G Patents

In the study on Standard Essential Patents, independent analyst firm PA Consulting concluded that Nokia is number one for ownership of granted patents that the researchers found essential to 5G standards.

Tecno Expects Global Boost after Last Year's Growth

Mobile phone maker Tecno wants to become a leading player across the world’s emerging markets.

Ericsson and Swisscom Partnership Extension to Include 5G Standalone

Swisscom has strengthened its long-term strategic partnership commitment to Ericsson with a deal extension focusing on continued 5G deployment, including 5G Standalone rollout.

5G mmWave Delivers Speeds 16 Times Faster than Sub-6 GHz

Real-world test results demonstrate that 5G mmWave connectivity speeds on commercial devices is 16 times faster than 5G operating solely in sub-6 GHz frequencies, according to Qualcomm.

Intel to Invest $3.5 Billion to Expand New Mexico Factory

Intel plans to invest $3.5 billion to equip its New Mexico operations for the manufacturing of advanced semiconductor packaging technologies, including Foveros.

Verizon Sells Media Business to Apollo Funds

US telecommunications operator Verizon agreed to sell its Media unit to Apollo Global Management for $5 billion. The sale includes both AOL and Yahoo.

Amazon’s Sales and Profit Rise

Amazon posted record profits in the first quarter of 2021.

EC Pressures Apple with Music Streaming Charge

The European Commission said that Apple broke local laws by distorting competition in the music streaming market and abusing its dominant position in the segment through its App Store.

Samsung's IT and Mobile Division Profit Grew over 65 Percent in Q1

Samsung reported its highest first-quarter operating profit in three years.

Smartphone Recovery Continues in 1Q21

The pace of recovery for the smartphone market accelerated in 1Q21 with 25.5% year-over-year shipment growth, according to preliminary data from IDC.

Telecom Italia Among the First Operators in Europe to Implement Open RAN

Telecom Italia laid is one of the first operators in Europe and the only one in its domestic market to deploy open RAN in its mobile network, teaming with vendor JMA Wireless.

Nokia CEO Happy with Turnaround Plan

Nokia chief Pekka Lundmark hailed improvements across the business during the first quarter of 2021.

Cloud Fuels Microsoft's Third Quarter Results

Microsoft had more than satisfying quarter that ended March 31.

Huawei Felt Heavy Hit by US Sanctions in the First Quarter

Huawei felt the full impact of US trade restrictions during the first quarter of 2021.

European Smartphone Market Rebounds in 1Q21

The European smartphone market appears to be on the road to recovery after a difficult 2020, according to Counterpoint Research.

UK Completes 5G Spectrum Allocation

Ofcom, UK telecommunications regulator, informed on the outcome of its latest auction for 5G-suitable frequencies.

Apple Commits $430 Billion in US Investments over Five Years

Apple announced an acceleration of its US investments, with plans to make new contributions of more than $430 billion and add 20,000 new jobs across the country over the next five years.

Germany Accelerates 5G Projects Funding

Germany will accelerate the development of various 5G services in the country.

HPE, Facebook and Microsoft Grant Free Patent Access for Low-Carbon Innovators

Innovators developing low-carbon technologies now have free access to patents from three of the world’s largest tech companies under the Low-Carbon Patent Pledge, a commitment to help tackle climate change.

Telefonica Gets Rebranding and Re-Elects CEO

Telefonica revealed its first rebrand in more than 20 years at the company’s annual general meeting.

Mobileye and Udelv Ink Deal for Autonomous Delivery

Mobileye and a Silicon Valley venture-backed company Udelv, announced that Mobileye’s self-driving system, branded Mobileye Drive, will “drive” the next-generation Udelv autonomous delivery vehicles (ADV), called “Transporters.”

Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Double-Digit Growth in EMEA PC Market

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa traditional PC market, saw impressive growth in 1Q21 (44.1% YoY), totaling 23.9 million units, according to IDC.

Industrial Pilot Delivers Insights on Future Possibilities of 5G

During the past six months, Grundfos, TDC NET and Ericsson have joined forces to explore how 5G can be used in an industrial context at a Grundfos plant.

Intel Chip Sales Rise, Profit Forecast Falls Short

Intel reported financial results for the first quarter of 2021. Its PC chip business had sales of $10.6 billion, ahead of analyst expectations of $10.17 billion.

EC Proposes New AI Regulation Plan

The European Commission proposed new rules covering the impact of AI on humans and businesses.

Netflix Earnings Report Shows Lower Subscriber Growth

Netflix exceeded earnings estimates in the first quarter of 2021.

The Industry Gears Up to Showcase Innovation at IFA Berlin

Global leading brands from the domestic appliances industry have already booked more than 80% of its available exhibition space at this year’s IFA Berlin.

Ericsson Continues Growth on 5G Momentum

Ericsson had an organic sales uplift of 10% during the first quarter of 2021.

IBM Reports the Highest Sales Growth in Over Two Years

IBM recorded highest quarterly sales growth in more two years and beat analysts' estimates.

Apple Unveiled a Range of New Products and Services

Apple unveiled a number of innovations at its latest virtual product launch, including an iPad Pro incorporating 5G and an AirTag tracking tile which will attach to non-Apple products.

GSMA Advances MWC Plans with Travel Company Guidance

The GSMA continued work in delivering a safe in-person MWC Barcelona 2021 event.

EU to Collaborate with India in 5G Security Standards Creation

European Commission vice president Margrethe Vestager unveiled intentions to collaborate with India on creating global standards for security and transparency in 5G rollouts.

Siemens Helps BioNTech in Accelerated Production of COVID-19 Vaccine

BioNTech has converted an existing facility in Marburg for the production of the Covid-19 vaccine in a record time with assistance from Siemens.

Lenovo to Transform from Devices to Solutions Company

Lenovo unveiled its plans to drive transformation from a global devices company to a technology leader in global devices + solutions, services, and software.

Digital Wallet Users to Exceed 4.4 Billion by 2025

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of unique digital wallet users will exceed 4.4 billion globally in 2025; rising from 2.6 billion in 2020.

10 Percent of Workers Will Seek to Trick AI-Driven Tracking Systems by 2023

Gartner predicts that by 2023, more than one-in-ten workers will seek to trick AI systems used to measure employee behavior and productivity.