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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.

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.

Sony to Buy LCD Factory from Japan Display

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Strong Q4 Finishes Great Financial Year for Nokia

In the fourth quarter of 2022, Nokia reported a rise in sales and profits.

Top 10 Macro Risks For Tech World in 2023

Counterpoint Research has released its latest list and analyses of the top 10 macro risks that are most likely to impact the tech industry in 2023.

Smartphone Shipments Suffer the Largest-Ever Decline

Worldwide smartphone shipments declined 18.3% year over year to 300.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22), according to preliminary data from IDC.

Connected Vehicles to Surpass 367 Million by 2027

The number of connected vehicles in service will reach 367 million globally in 2027, from 192 million in 2023, according to Juniper Research.

Cloud Drives Second-Quarter Results for Microsoft

In its second fiscal quarter of 2023, Microsoft continued to report growth.

DT, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Demonstrate mmWave for QoS Managed Connectivity

5G millimeter wave (mmWave) connections can offer extreme capacity, ultra-high throughput, and low latency.

Alphabet to Fire Almost 12,000 Employees

Google parent Alphabet announced it will eliminate approximately 12,000 jobs, around 6% of its global workforce.

Attack on T-Mobile US Data Hits 37 Million Users

T-Mobile US is investigating a cyberattack that compromised the personal data of 37 million customers.

Cybersecurity Investment to Grow by 13 Percent in 2023

Global cybersecurity spending will increase by 13.2% in 2023 and remain a key growth sector for channel partners, according to Canalys’ latest forecasts.

Instant Payment Transactions to Surpass 376 Billion by 2027

The number of instant payment transactions will exceed 376 billion globally by 2027, increasing from 97 billion in 2022, a 289% growth, according to Juniper Research.

Microsoft to Cut Thousands of Jobs

Microsoft is about to cut thousands of jobs worldwide in response to a global economic downturn.

Apple Halts AR Glasses Plans

Apple indefinitely halted plans to launch AR glasses, according to media reports.

Samsung Unveils the 200-Megapixel Image Sensor for Smartphones

Samsung introduced its latest 200-megapixel (MP) image sensor, the ISOCELL HP2, with improved pixel technology and full-well capacity for stunning mobile images in tomorrow’s premium smartphones.

EC Starts €200 Million European AI Push

The European Commission has identified smart cities, agriculture, manufacturing, and healthcare as focus areas for a series of AI and robotics projects.

German Operators Met 5G Coverage Goals

German mobile operators told the regulator they had largely met coverage obligations required in the terms of a 5G spectrum auction in 2019. Authorities are set to scrutinize claims by the four players.

Orange to Sell Pay-TV Arm and Content Division

Orange struck a deal with Canal Plus Group for the sale of pay-TV arm OCS and content division Orange Studio for an undisclosed sum.

Apple Plans to Make Its Own Displays

Apple is planning to make its own displays for mobile devices beginning in 2024.

Vodafone Advances Sale of Its Hungarian Unit

Vodafone entered binding terms for the sale of its business in Hungary to IT and communications business 4iG and a state-controlled investment company.

Samsung’s Q4 Profit Expected to Plunge

Samsung’s final quarter of 2022 was hit by falling demand for consumer products and a drop in memory chip prices.

Qualcomm Enters Sat-to-Phone Market

Qualcomm entered the satellite-to-phone ring via a partnership with satellite provider Iridium and a new Snapdragon Satellite offering for premium Android smartphones.

Intel Announced World's Fastest Mobile Processor

During CES in Las Vegas, Intel announced its 13th Gen Core mobile processors.

Google Claims India Copied European Ruling

Google bid to reverse the Indian Competition Commission’s decision saying it has copied large parts of a European Commission ruling in 2018.

AMD Debuts Ryzen 7040 Chip

Lisa Su, CEO, and Chair of AMD unveiled the company’s Ryzen 7040 series processor during her keynote address at CES 2023.

Huawei Optimistic in New Year’s Message

Huawei issued an optimistic annual New Year’s message.

South Korea to Offer Incentives for Chip Manufacturing Boost

South Korea is planning to offer tax-based incentives to semiconductor suppliers and other technology players investing in the country, according to the media.

Nokia and A1 Reach 2 Gbps Data Rates with the 5G 3CC CA Technology

Nokia and A1 Austria have successfully verified 3 Component Carrier Aggregation (3CC CA) in a 5G Standalone (SA) trial network in Austria – reaching data rates of 2 Gbps.

EC Sends Statement of Objections to Meta

The European Commission has informed Meta of its preliminary view that the company breached EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in the markets for online classified ads.

Gen Z and Younger Millennials Driving Major Shifts in Earning and Spending

Stark differences between Gen Z/Younger Millennials and older consumers promise to transform the tech landscape over the next decade, according to IDC's Consumer Pulse, a survey of consumers in seven countries.

Telstra, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Achieve New Download Speed Benchmark

Telstra, Ericsson, and Qualcomm announced a new 5G download peak speed benchmark of 7.3Gbps achieved in Telstra’s live commercial network.

Ericsson Divests Its Local Customer Support Business in Russia

Ericsson’s Russian subsidiary has entered into an asset transfer agreement to divest its local customer support business.

EU Signs Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles

The EU's work on its “digital DNA”, the European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles, has culminated.

EC Starts Process to Adopt Adequacy Decision for Safe Data Flows with the US

The European Commission launched the process towards the adoption of an adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework.

EC Adopts Revised State Aid Rules for Broadband Networks

The European Commission has adopted a revised Communication on State aid for broadband networks.

Twitter Blue Relaunched with Higher Prices for Apple Users

Twitter relaunched its Blue subscription service after being forced to pause it in November.

Huawei and OPPO Sign Global Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Huawei and OPPO announced the signing of a global patent cross-licensing agreement.

Apple and Ericsson Strike Deal on a Long Patent War

Ericsson and Apple struck a patent licensing deal and mutually agreed to strengthen business and technology ties.

Consumers Watch Over Six Hours of Video per Week on Mobile Phones

Consumers have maintained recent increases in the amount of time they spend watching videos on their mobile phones, according to research by Parks Associates.

TSMC to Invest $40 Billion in US Chip Plants

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) confirmed it will expand chip production in the US.

AT&T Settles to Pay $6.3 Million Over SEC Lawsuit

The US operator AT&T agreed to pay the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) $6.3 million.

Apple Continues to Shift Production Out of China

Apple stepped up a transfer of some production out of China.

DT Sets Even Faster Pace for Fiber Rollout

In the coming year, Deutsche Telekom plans to significantly increase the pace of its fiber rollout.

US Court Orders New Google Play Store Lawsuit

A US court ordered a lawsuit against Google over allegations of illegally monopolizing the app distribution market for Android devices that could proceed as a class action case.

Hardcopy Peripherals Shipments Increased by 1.2 Percent in 3Q22

Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals grew 1.2% year over year to 21.2 million units in the third quarter of 2022 (3Q22), according to IDC.

Germany Approves Bosch and Mercedes-Benz’s Driverless Parking System

Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have reached an important milestone on the way to automated driving. Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved their highly automated parking system for use in the P6 parking garage run by APCOA at Stuttgart Airport.

US Drops Charges Against Huawei CFO

Prosecutors told a judge to dismiss charges against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei.

India Becomes the Biggest Smartwatch Market in 3Q22

Despite inflation and geopolitical crises that have continued since the beginning of this year, the global smartwatch market shipments increased by 30% in the third quarter of 2022, according to Counterpoint Research.

Nokia to Open New 5G and 6G Research and Development Center in Portugal

Nokia announced the opening of a new research and development center focused on 5G and future 6G mobile network technology at its Portuguese campus in Amadora.

GSMA Announces Innovation Fund for Humanitarian Crises

Organizations with mobile and digital solutions which anticipate and enable early emergency responses to humanitarian crises can now apply for the GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action.

Musk Hints Aiming at Smartphone Production

Elon Musk indicated he would reluctantly move into the smartphone-making business if Twitter was taken off Apple and Google’s app stores.

DT Testing 6 GHz Frequency Spectrum for Future Mobile Communications

Deutsche Telekom is campaigning for the use of additional frequency bands for mobile communications.

A New European Supercomputer Was Inaugurated in Italy

The European Commission together with the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research, and the CINECA consortium inaugurated Europe's latest supercomputer.

Cisco Reaches Record Quarterly Revenue

Cisco delivered the largest quarterly revenue in the company’s history.

Qualcomm Unveils AR Chipset for Smart Glasses

Qualcomm announced its new AR chipset developed for use in smart glasses.

Apple Reports a Record Quarterly Revenue

Despite the difficult global economic and political situation, Apple managed to post record results in its fiscal fourth quarter.

EC Proposes to Accelerate the Rollout of Instant Payments

The European Commission has adopted a legislative proposal to make instant payments in euros, available to all citizens and businesses holding a bank account in the EU and EEA countries.

Alphabet Revenue Slows in Q3

Google parent Alphabet’s revenue rose 6% year-on-year to $69 billion in the third quarter of 2022.

Huawei Plans to Invest €150 Million into European Cloud Hub

Huawei plans to open its first European cloud hub.

Samsung Starts 6G Research Group in the UK

Samsung formed a 6G research group in the UK focused on developing next-generation network technology and devices.

TSMC Lowers Q4 Outlook on Slowing Demand

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) expects its business to stabilize in the current quarter as global demand slows.

Transformable Display Market Will Grow Up to 117.7 Million Units in 2029

With display technology improving for bending radius (BR) and transmittance (TR), shipments of transformable displays are expected to reach approximately 117.7 million units in 2029 with a 2.7% share of the total flat panel display market, according to Omdia.

Banking-as-a-Service Revenue to Reach Over $38 Billion by 2027

The total BaaS (Banking-as-a-Service) platform revenue will exceed $38 billion by 2027; rising from $11 billion in 2022, according to Juniper Research.

Netflix with Ads Launches in November at $7 a Month

Netflix announced it will introduce a cheaper plan with advertising in November.

PC Shipments Declined 19.5 Percent in 3Q22

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68 million units in the third quarter of 2022, a 19.5% decrease from the third quarter of 2021, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

5G FWA to Generate $2.5 Billion in Operator Revenue by 2023

A new study by Juniper Research has found that total operator-billed revenue generated from 5G FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) services will rise from $515 million in 2022 to $2.5 billion next year.

Ericsson and O2 Telefónica Tested 5G Wireless Backhaul for Non-Urban Areas

In the latest of their joint projects in mobile transport, Ericsson and O2 Telefónica have successfully demoed 5G wireless backhaul for rural and suburban coverage.

Lenovo Unveils New VR Solution Designed for the Enterprise Metaverse

Lenovo announced the new all-in-one VR headset engineered for the enterprise.

Smart Speaker Shipments Exceeded 33 Million in 2Q22

The US smart speaker market continued to contract during 2Q22, posting a decline of 14% year-over-year, according to Omdia.

EC Proposes New Liability Rules on Products and AI

The European Commission adopted two proposals to adapt liability rules to the digital age, circular economy, and the impact of global value chains.

AMD Unveils Ryzen and Athlon 7020 Processors for Laptops

AMD unveiled the new Ryzen 7020 Series and Athlon 7020 Series Processor lineup.

Ericsson Explains Russian Actions

Ericsson stated it was providing software and technical support to Russian customers, refuting reports in Swedish media asserting it had exported equipment to the country after a war with Ukraine began.

EU Innovation Performance Continues to Improve

The EU's innovation performance has grown by about 10% since 2015, according to the 2022 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard.

The UK Regulator Targets Cloud Giants

Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, announced a probe into Amazon, Microsoft, and Google in their positions in cloud services.

Huawei Continues to Promote Its Vision of 5.5G

In his keynote speech at Huawei Connect 2022, David Wang, the company's Executive Director of the Board and Chairman of the ICT Infrastructure Managing Board, said that 5.5G is a key milestone on the path to an intelligent world and released Huawei's latest series of white papers on the intelligent world.

NVIDIA Unveils New Products and Services

At the company’s GTC event, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unveiled new cloud services to support AI workflows and the new generation of GeForce RTX GPUs.