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Meta Starts Charging Verified Service in the US

Meta Platforms brought a paid subscription option for Facebook and Instagram home.

Qualcomm Introduces New IoT and Robotics Products

Qualcomm announced the first integrated 5G IoT processors that are designed to support four major operating systems, in addition to two new robotics platforms, and an accelerator program for IoT ecosystem partners.

Foxconn Expects Growth Stall in 2023

Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) unveiled financial results for the final quarter of 2022 and the full year.

Embedded Payments Revenue to Surpass $59 Billion Globally by 2027

The global revenue from embedded payments for embedded finance vendors will reach $59 billion in 2027, from $32 billion in 2023; representing growth of 84%, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

Samsung to Open Five New Local Chip Plants

Samsung plans to ramp up South Korean chipmaking capabilities.

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Mobile Platform

Qualcomm announced a mobile chipset bringing some of its high-end flagship features into its Snapdragon 7-series.

Microsoft Unveils Copilot, a New AI Feature for Office

Microsoft made a new step forward in an ongoing battle with Google for AI supremacy.

International Forces Shut Down One of the Largest Cryptocurrency Laundromats

German and US authorities, supported by Europol, have targeted ChipMixer, a cryptocurrency mixer well-known in the cybercriminal underworld.

T-Mobile US Announces New $1.4 Billion Acquisition

T-Mobile US signed an agreement to acquire Ka’ena and its subsidiaries, prepaid brand Mint Mobile, international phone service Ultra Mobile and MVNA Plum, for a maximum of $1.4 billion.

Another AI Conversational Platform Hits the Market

Anthropic, a Google-backed company, launched AI assistant Claude as an apparent rival to the popular conversational platform ChatGPT.

Qualcomm Attempts to Overturn EU Fine

Qualcomm went to court seeking to overturn a €242 million fine imposed by the European Union in 2019.

Meta Prepares for Another Round of Massive Layoffs

Meta Platforms plans to cut another 10,000 staff.

Sony to Buy LCD Factory from Japan Display

Sony agreed to buy an LCD panel production facility from Japan Display (JDI).

Holiday Quarter Woes Contribute to a Full-Year Decline in Wearables Shipments

Global shipments of wearable devices declined 18.9% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22) to 138.7 million units, according to IDC.

IDC Forecasts Nearly $1 Billion in Future of Work Investments in 2023

A new forecast from the IDC shows that organizations will spend nearly $1 billion on the Future of Work (FoW) in 2023, an increase of 18.8% over 2022.

10 Percent of Large Enterprises Will Have Zero-Trust Program in Place by 2026

Zero trust is top of mind for most organizations as a critical strategy to reduce risk, but few organizations have actually completed zero-trust implementations, according to Gartner.

Retail Roaming Revenue to Exceed $19 Billion by 2027

The value of the retail roaming market will reach $19 billion by 2027 globally; a substantial increase from $10 billion in 2022, according to Juniper Research.

Xiaomi Unveils New Solid-state Battery Technology

Xiaomi recently presented a new solid-state battery technology.

Vodafone and Ericsson Showcased 5G Monetization Possibilities

Vodafone and Ericsson have teamed up to present a joint cloud gaming/eSport demonstration that illustrates the ingredients essential to 5G monetization.

DT and ESA Strive for Maximum Resilience

The European Space Agency and Deutsche Telekom will jointly work to enable seamless connectivity from terrestrial networks, from the sky, or from above.

Salesforce Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal 2023 Results

Salesforce reported strong results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023.

Top Three Priorities of Effective CDAOs

The most effective data and analytics leaders focus on creating business value, nurturing data and analytics talent, and changing culture, according to Gartner.

Open Banking Payments Transactions to Surpass $330 Billion by 2027

Open Banking payments transaction values will exceed $330 billion globally by 2027; up from $57 billion in 2023, according to Juniper Research.

Intel Releases Quantum Software Development Kit Version 1.0

After launching its beta version in September 2022, Intel released version 1.0 of the Quantum Software Development Kit (SDK) last week.

Dell Finishes FY 2023 with a Record Revenue

Dell's fiscal year 2023, which ended February 3, 2023, was marked by record revenue and a significant decline in income.

Cloud Service Spending Expected to Grow by 23 Percent in 2023

Worldwide cloud infrastructure services expenditure grew 23% year on year in Q4 2022 to reach $65.8 billion, an increase of US$12.3 billion, according to Canalys.

Global Smartwatch Shipments to Grow 12 Percent in 2022

The global smartwatch market shipments grew 12% in 2022 due to the strong YoY growth witnessed in the first three quarters of the year, according to Counterpoint Research.

Insurers’ Focus to Shift to Improving Customer Experience and Operational Efficiency

Improving the customer experience and operational excellence, not growth, is the driving force of a majority of insurance digitalization initiatives in 2023, according to a new Gartner survey of insurance CIOs and technology executives.

2022 Was a Record Year for Semiconductors

The semiconductor market reached an all-time high in 2022, with total revenue hitting $595.7 billion, just surpassing 2021’s record revenue of $592.8 billion, according to Omdia.

Operator 5G Revenue to Reach $625 Billion by 2027

Telecom operators are forecast to generate $625 billion from 5G services globally by 2027; rising from $310 billion in 2023, according to Juniper Research.

MWC23: DT Simplifies eSIM Transfer with Google

Deutsche Telekom is the first mobile communications company in the world to use a newly developed standard for transferring eSIMs between mobile devices.

MWC23: TCL Unveils Latest Devices Lineup

TCL announced numerous devices in Barcelona. They span from smartphones and tablets to wearables.

MWC 2023 Successfully Gathered Mobile Industry in Barcelona

The GSMA wrapped up MWC Barcelona 2023, the world’s largest and most influential connectivity event.

MWC23: Xiaomi Unveils Its Latest Flagship

Xiaomi announced the global availability of its flagship 13 series.

MWC23: Lenovo Unveils Latest PC Solutions

At MWC23 in Barcelona, Lenovo unveiled its latest PC and Chromebook solutions.

Global Smartphone Shipments Expected to Decline 1.1 Percent in 2023

IDC has revised its worldwide smartphone forecast due to a slower market recovery than previously expected.

MWC23: Orange Launches First 5G SA Commercial Service in Spain

Orange Spain has launched the first commercial 5G Standalone (SA) network in Spain, which is also the first for the Orange Group.

MWC23: Netflix Hits Back at European Operators’ Wishes

Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters responded to telco demands that streaming providers should help fund broadband networks in the future.

MWC23: Samsung Showcases Latest Galaxy Products, Services, and Innovations

Samsung is showcasing its latest products and services, including the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy Book3 Ultra at MWC23 in Barcelona.

MWC23: HMD Announces Nokia Device with Repairability Options

HMD Global announced three new Nokia-branded smartphones at MWC23 in Barcelona.

MWC23: 30 Countries to Launch 5G Services in 2023

New figures from GSMA Intelligence show 5G connections are expected to double over the next two years, expedited by technological innovations and new 5G network deployments in more than 30 countries in 2023 alone.

MWC23: Labriola Calls for Relaxations of Rules in Europe

Telecom Italia CEO Pietro Labriola called for a relaxation of rules imposed on operators in Europe.

MWC23: Ekholm Opens Ericsson’s Exhibition in Barcelona

Ericsson President and CEO, Börje Ekholm, has launched the company’s Mobile World Congress 2023 activities in Barcelona by highlighting the importance of mobile connectivity in driving global digitalization.

MWC23: DT Plans First Commercial Deployment of Open RAN

For the next phase of its open RAN journey, Deutsche Telekom will partner with Nokia, Fujitsu, and Mavenir among others for initial commercial deployments across its European footprint.

MWC23: Nokia Announces New Strategy and Brand Refresh

At MWC Barcelona 2023, Nokia announced an updated company and technology strategy, and unveiled a refreshed brand, as part of its long-term strategic transformation.

MWC Barcelona 2023 Opens its Doors

MWC Barcelona 2023, the world’s largest and most influential connectivity event, opened its doors yesterday.

Despite Quarterly Revenue Fall, Nvdia Still Beats Expectations

Nvidia reported revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 29, 2023, of $6.05 billion, down 21% from a year ago and up 2% from the previous quarter.

Nokia Unveils AI-Based Data Collection Solution

Nokia announced the launch of AVA Customer and Mobile Network Insights.

Samsung Introduces 5G NTN Modem for Phone-Satellite Communication

Samsung has secured standardized 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN) modem technology for direct communication between smartphones and satellites, especially in remote areas.

Telefónica Increases Revenues in All Markets

In the final quarter of 2022, Spanish-based operator group Telefónica marked growth, both in revenue and income.

Quantum Motion Raises 42 Million in an Investment Round Led by Bosch

Quantum Motion, a UK-based quantum computing scale-up, has raised over £42 million in equity funding from some of the world’s leading quantum and technology investors.

EC Starts Consultation on Network Cost and Gigabit Connectivity

The European Commission has opened consultation that could lead to third parties contributing to the cost of network infrastructure.

European ICT Spending to Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2023 Despite Fear of Recession

ICT spending in Europe will reach $1.2 trillion in 2023 and will surpass $1.4 trillion by 2026, posting a 5.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the 2021-2026 period, according to IDC.

Orange and Vodafone Partner on Open RAN Sharing

Large European operators Orange and Vodafone Group agreed to share open RAN networks in rural parts of the region where both operate.

Global Telecom Market to Stabilize in 2023

While the global telecom market had to contend with declines in 2022, some categories continued to perform well. For 2023, GfK forecasts a stabilization of the market.

European Telecoms Set Open RAN Targets

A group of the largest European telecom operators outlined targets for advancing the open RAN ecosystem this year.

A1 Spins Off Radio Tower Company

The Supervisory Board meeting of A1 Telekom Austria Group decided to spin off the radio masts into a separate company.

Ericsson Plans to Cut 1,400 Jobs in Sweden

Ericsson plans to reduce its headcount by 1,400 in its home market of Sweden.

Meta Hints Paid Service for Facebook and Instagram

Meta Platforms started testing a monthly subscription for Facebook and Instagram.

Nokia and Tele2 to Offer Private Wireless to Enterprises in Sweden

Nokia and Tele2 announced that they have entered a collaboration in Sweden.

Telefónica, Ericsson, and Qualcomm to Launch 5G mmWave Network at MWC

Telefónica, Ericsson, and Qualcomm will launch the first commercial mobile 5G millimeter (mmWave) network in Spain at MWC 2023, Barcelona.

DT Leads the Building of a High-Security Communications Network for the EU

The European Commission has selected Deutsche Telekom to lead and coordinate the development of the EU-wide high-security communications infrastructure EuroQCI.

YouTube CEO Steps Down After 9 Years

Susan Wojcicki announced that she had stepped down as YouTube CEO after nine years.

FAST Channel Revenues to Reach $12 Billion in 2027

Free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel revenue grew almost 20 times between 2019 and 2022 and is set to triple between 2022 and 2027 to reach $12 billion, according to new research from Omdia.

MediaTek Launches Dimensity 7200 Processor

MediaTek expanded its 5G chipset range with the introduction of the first processor in its new Dimensity 7000 series.

Oppo Enters Foldable Market with Find N2 Flip

Oppo entered the global foldable market with the international launch of Find N2 Flip.

Telecom Italia Beats Expectations in 4Q22

Preliminary report for the fourth quarter of 2022 shows that Telecom Italia’s revenue grew 3.6 percent to €4.3 billion.

Qualcomm Unveils First 5G-Advanced Silicon Chipset

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon X75, the first chipset for the 5G-Advanced platform.

Siemens Issues First Digital Bond on Blockchain

Siemens is one of the first companies in Germany to issue a digital bond, following Germany’s Electronic Securities Act.

Dell Plans to Cut Global Workforce by 5 Percent

Dell is one of the numerous global tech players planning significant job cuts in 2023.

Meta Halts Projects, Prepares Fresh Cuts

Meta Platforms put multiple team budgets and projects in key areas on hold.

EC Opens Investigation of Viasat – Inmarsat Deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Inmarsat by Viasat.

Google Cloud Brings XR to Mobile Devices

Google Cloud announced the availability of a new feature enabling users to engage in extended reality from their smartphones and eliminating the need to use wearable devices.

UK Could Undermine Activision Acquisition

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally opposed a proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Bizzard by Microsoft, ruling the tie-up could make the technology giant even stronger in cloud gaming and stifle competition for consumers.

Study Finds Eight Potential Alien Signals

Artificial intelligence is now a part of the quest to find extraterrestrial life. Researchers have developed an AI system that outperforms traditional methods in the search for alien signals.

Ericsson Boosts 5G Indoor Portfolio

Ericsson has expanded its indoor mobile connectivity portfolio with three new easy-to-deploy and cost-efficient solutions aimed at delivering 5G coverage, capacity, and capabilities across the interior of any work or business environment – regardless of the size or complexity of the building.

EC Clears the Creation of a Joint Venture by European Telecom Operators

The European Commission has approved unconditionally the creation of a joint venture by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, and Vodafone.

5G IoT Connections to Surpass 100 Million for the First Time by 2026

5G IoT connections will reach 116 million globally by 2026; rising from just 17 million in 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

European Cloud Spending Will Reach $148 Billion This Year

Public Cloud Services spending in Europe will reach $148 billion in 2023 and will reach $258 billion by 2026, growing at a 22% 5-year 2021-2026 CAGR, according to IDC.

Microsoft Adds AI in Bing and Edge, Google Responds

Microsoft announced updates to the Bing search engine and Edge browser powered by ChatGPT maker OpenAI.

Siemens Outperforms Expectations in Q1 FY2023

Siemens started fiscal 2023 with a strong performance and maintained its continuing growth momentum with very good results in Q1 (ended December 31, 2022).

LG Achieves Highest Annual Revenue Ever

In 2022, LG achieved its highest annual revenue ever of KRW 83.5 trillion with an operating profit of KRW 3.6 trillion.

EIC Fund Injects €331 Million in European Deep-Tech Companies

The European Innovation Council Fund has taken 42 new investment decisions into deep-tech companies for a total of €331 million since the last announcement in November 2022.

Google Invests $300 Million in ChatGPT Rival

Google invested around $300 million in software start-up Anthropic to secure a presence in the emerging field of generative AI.

EC Pauses Broadcom – VMware Deal Probe

The European Commission paused an investigation of a $61 billion Broadcom takeover of VMware.

Alphabet Reports Flat Revenue in 4Q22

Alphabet reported flat revenue in the final quarter of 2022.

Lower Smartphone Sales Hit Qualcomm's Revenue

During the first fiscal quarter of 2023, Qualcomm revealed a drop in earnings.

Shipments of Tablets and Chromebooks Declined Sharply in 2022

Worldwide tablet shipments posted flat growth of 0.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22), totaling 45.7 million units, according to preliminary data from IDC.

Apple Revenue Falls with Decline in iPhone Sales

Apple reported its overall revenue of $117.2 billion was 5.5% lower year-on-year in its fiscal first quarter of 2023.

Ericsson, Intel, and Microsoft Show Laptop Network Slicing

Ericsson and industry partners Intel and Microsoft have raised the bar on network slicing by successfully demonstrating end-to-end 5G standalone network slicing capabilities on a Windows laptop.

Samsung Announces New Flagship Smartphone Series

Samsung unveiled three flagship models in the S23 series during its Galaxy Unpacked event.

DT Completes Majority Sale of GD Towers

Deutsche Telekom completed the partial sale of its tower business in Germany and Austria, which is combined in the GD Towers unit.

A Quarter to Forget for SK Hynix

Weak demand and falling memory chip prices seriously affected SK Hynix’s results in the final quarter of 2022.

US Considering Total Huawei Ban

The US government is considering fully enforcing a ban on domestic companies selling to Huawei, according to media reports.

Despite Weak Q4, Samsung Remains Optimistic for 2023

The fourth quarter of 2022 was harsh on smartphone makers, and Samsung wasn't an exception.

Microsoft Deepens Partnership with OpenAI

Microsoft decided to deepen the partnership with OpenAI, the maker of the popular AI offering ChatGPT.

US and EU to Seek Positive Impact AI

The EU and the US have pledged to collaborate on research towards the use of AI to address major global challenges.

ESA Prepares 5G, 6G UK Hub Expansion

The European Space Agency (ESA) started a project to expand its UK hub dedicated to aiding the development of 5G applications and 6G.

T-Mobile US Gets Sued over Cyberattack

Affected customers have sued T-Mobile US in connection to a recent cyberattack.

Top 10 Predictions for the Future of Intelligence

IDC announced its Future of Intelligence predictions for 2023 and beyond.