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Fintech Startups Hit $121.7 Billion in Total Funding

Recent years have witnessed a surge in the number of fintech investments, with record funding levels and rising valuations.

2020 EMEA Smartphone Market Posts Weakest Results in Six Years

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa smartphone market recorded its weakest performance in six years in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to IDC.

HT Started Testing 5G Network on the 3.5 GHz Frequency Band

Hrvatski Telekom is the first to start involving commercial users in Croatia in testing on the 3.5 GHz frequency band.

Telemach Slovenia Taking the Lead in More Market Segments

Slovenian braodband market is a very competitive one, since there are four strong operators with its own infrastructure, said Adrian Ježina, CEO at Telemach Slovenia, in an exclusive interview with ICT Business.

The Self-Driving Car Companies Going The Distance

Even though the technology behind autonomous vehicles has progressed hugely in recent years, it's still by no means perfect.

Over 570 Million Smart Electricity Meters Expected in Asian Markets by 2025

572.3 million smart electricity meters will be deployed in China, India, Japan and South Korea during 2021–2025, according to Berg Insight.

IFA Berlin 2021 Starts Tech Up For Women Conference

IFA announced it will launch the first International Tech Up For Women Conference in partnership with Global Training Events Group in September 2021.

Igor Strejček is the New Managing Director of Microblink for Croatia

Microblink continues to strengthen its executive team after securing its first growth investment in mid-December of last year.

Electric Vehicle Investment Growth

A growing body of experts, forecasts and predictive models are all pointing to the next decade being dominated by renewable energy and electric vehicles.

Digital-Only Banks in Consideration by over Half of US Consumers

More than 50% of US consumers wanting to change banks would consider a digital-only bank, with the same finding reflected in a similar UK survey, according to Juniper Research.

The World’s Biggest Sovereign Wealth Funds

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund is the largest of any sovereign wealth fund in the world.

Himalayan Glaciers in Distress

Glacial calving high up in the Himalayas caused a flash flood in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that killed dozens and washed away new dams and bridges.

European Smartphone Market Down 14 Percent in 2020

2020 was a rollercoaster year for the European smartphone market, according to Counterpoint Research.

Attacks on Industries Supporting COVID-19 Response Efforts Double

IBM Security released the 2021 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index highlighting how cyberattacks evolved in 2020.

Biometrics to Secure over $3 Trillion in Mobile Payments by 2025

Biometrics will authenticate over $3 trillion of payment transactions in 2025, from just $404 billion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.

iPhone Gaining Market Share in US, but Losing in UK

The iPhone 12’s strong performance so far has led eMarketer to increase its projections for users in the US for 2021 and beyond.

HT Revenue Decreased by 3.2 Percent in 2020

Hrvatski telekom said that 2020 was a year of great milestone achievements for the company.

The Pandemic Confirmed Wireless Connectivity is Critical

Speaking to virtual attendees of the 2021 GTI Summit, Ericsson President and CEO Börje Ekholm spoke about the importance of wireless connectivity in today’s world, the rollout of 5G in China, and Ericsson’s ongoing role in sustainability.

GSMA Boss Calls for Responsible Mobile Leadership

Opening this year’s MWC Shanghai, GSMA director general Mats Granryd reminded the mobile industry of its responsibilities.

Disney+ Passes 90 Million Subscribers Three Years Ahead of Schedule

About 14 months after launching in North America and the Netherlands on November 12, 2019, Disney+ has already achieved what it set out to do in 2024, that is reach 90 million subscribers.

MWC Shanghai 2021 Starts as a Hybrid Event

GSMA has announced that MWC Shanghai 2021 is the first large-scale hybrid event of its kind, ensuring that people worldwide can enjoy one of the most anticipated events in months, in-person or virtually.

Cheating at the Dating Game

As millions of people around the world were trying to find a last-minute (virtual) date for Valentine’s Day, Tinder’s servers were probably running hot.

Siemens Sets Up Private 5G Network at Deutsche Messe

This year, the 1.4 million square meter Deutsche Messe exhibition site in Hanover, Germany will become 5G-ready.

A New Year Every Two Months? Year-End Celebrations Around the World

Lunar New Year festivities, celebrated in China, Vietnam and South Korea, are ringing in a new year on February 12.

Canada to Follow Australia in News Content Legislation

Canada will follow in the footsteps of Australia by introducing legislation requiring Facebook to pay for news content from local publishers.

GDP Growth Continues Coronavirus Slump

GDP figures by the OECD for the fourth quarter of 2020 show the ongoing impact the coronavirus is having on economies around the world.

eCommerce in China Will Surpass Half of Retail Sales

China will take a step in its digital transformation this year that once would have seemed almost unthinkable, according to eMarketer.

DT Starts Tests on 5G Standalone

Deutsche Telekom announced plans to test standalone (SA) 5G using an antenna site in Garching, a town just outside Munich.

Google Play Hit 108.5 Billion Downloads and $38.6 Billion in Revenue in 2020

As one of the two largest distribution channels for mobile apps, Google Play has witnessed new records in revenue and the number of downloads.

Digital Wallet Spend to Exceed $10 Trillion Globally in 2025

Total spend via digital wallets will exceed $10 trillion in 2025, up from $5.5 trillion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.

HT Invites Students to Apply for the Women's STEM Award 2021

Hrvatski Telekom invited female students of STEM faculties in Croatia to participate in the international Women's STEM Award program.

Demand for Robotic Goods-to-Person Systems Will Quadruple Through 2023

Through 2023, demand for robotic goods-to-person (G2P) systems will quadruple to help enforce social distancing in warehouses, according to Gartner.

Apple Tops Smartphone Market With All-Time Record

Thanks to record-breaking sales of its first 5G iPhones, Apple regained the top spot in the smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2020.

U.S. Army Selects IBM for the Third Time

IBM has renewed a contract with the U.S. Army to continue providing a full portfolio of IT management services to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Logistics Data Analysis Center (LDAC).

Public Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenue Growth Remained Strong in 3Q20

Vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, increased 9.4% year over year in the third quarter of 2020 (3Q20), according to IDC.

Ekholm Concerned about EU Telco Sector

Borje Ekholm, Ericsson CEO, is concerned about the lack of incentive for operators in Europe to build 5G infrastructure.

Large Education Rollouts Continue Driving the Tablet Market in EMEA

The tablet market in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region totaled 14.6 million units in 4Q20, growing 11.7% YoY, according to IDC.

HT Implemented Free WiFi Internet in Belišće, Donji Andrijevci and Petlovac

Hrvatski Telekom has implemented free WiFi internet in the Town of Belišće and the municipalities of Donji Andrijevci and Petlovac.

Five Digital Competencies Finance Teams Will Need to Reach Their Goals in 2021

CFOs will fail to realize the full value of new technology investments unless their staff are equipped with five key digital competencies which are most crucial for delivering high business impact, according to Gartner.

Lenovo Establishes New Solutions & Services Group

Lenovo will establish a new organizational structure designed to capitalize on the Group’s service-led transformation growth opportunities.

EU Considers Samsung and TSMC for Chip Push

A European Union-backed scheme to boost production of semiconductors used for 5G systems reportedly began assessing the viability of building a factory capable of producing cutting-edge silicon with support from top global chipmakers.

Tech Innovation Required to Fill Gap in Indoor Navigation for Blind

Navigating alone around indoor places such as malls, train stations and airports, is difficult unless the individual is very familiar with their surroundings, according to Strategy Analitics.

(ISC)² and University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Organization and Informatics Collaborate to Help Build Croatia’s Future Cybersecurity Workforce

ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – announced a collaboration with the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Croatia, to deliver a more comprehensive cybersecurity curriculum through (ISC)² International Academic Program (IAP).

Ericsson Launches 5G RAN Slicing

Ericsson has launched a 5G network slicing solution for radio access networks that will enable communications service providers to deliver customized 5G services with guaranteed performance.

Mobile Roaming Subscribers to Reach 918 Million Globally by 2024

The number of international roaming subscribers dropped by 73% to 243 million globally in 2020; caused by travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Juniper Research.

HT Enables Croatian Electric Car Drivers to Use Charging Stations in Slovenia

Hrvatski Telekom has made a new step forward in e-mobility.

EU Group Starts 6G Research Project

European institute CEA-Leti announced the launch of a EU 6G research project.

Smart Homes Will Reach 179 million in Europe and North America in 2024

The number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 102.6 million in 2020, according to new research from Berg Insight.

IFA 2021: Third Edition of Berlin Photo Week in Summer 2021

Berlin Photo Week makes its comeback this summer, kicking off its third edition on 26 August 2021.

Instacart Acquires Over 250 Patents From IBM

Instacart has acquired over 250 patents from IBM, and the two companies entered into a mutual patent cross license.

BIRD, the First Croatian AI Startup Incubator with International Reach

BIRD Incubator, the first Croatian incubator for teams and projects related to artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics, officially opened its doors on February 9, 2021, and the first startup teams began incubation in late 2020.

RCS Messaging Users Will Reach 3.9 Billion by 2025

The global number of users of RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging will reach 3.9 billion by 2025; rising from 1.2 billion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 7.3 Percent in 2020

Following a decline of 12% in 2019, worldwide semiconductor revenue rebounded in 2020 to total $449.8 billion, according to Gartner.

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Fell 9 Percent in 2020

The global refurbished smartphone market fell 9% in 2020, according to Counterpoint Research.

Smartphones Critical to the Daily Lives of Blind or Visually Impaired People

Smartphone technology has become an unexpectedly vital piece of technology for the sight loss community to not only maintain independence at home and in the world at large, but also to keep up with their sighted peers in the workplace, according to Strategy Analytics.

HPE Will Build $35 Million Supercomputer for the NCAR

Hewlett Packard Enterprise was awarded a $35+ million contract to build a new supercomputer using its end-to-end high performance computing technologies for the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Operators Push into Cloud Gaming Market

Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone Group are entering the increasingly competitive mobile gaming market.

Employee Well-being is Major Priority for Many CEOs

A new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study revealed a top challenge for many surveyed CEOs over the next few years is managing an "anywhere" workforce.

Global Cybersecurity Market Expected to Grow in 2021

Cybersecurity spending will increase 10.0% worldwide in the best-case scenario in 2021, according to Canalys forecast.

Operators Must Build Revenue Diversity into 5G Go To Market Strategies

The 5G ecosystem is reaching a level of technology maturity much more rapidly than earlier generations, according to Strategy Analytics.

China's Smartphone Market Was Relatively Flat in 4Q20

86.4 million smartphones were shipped in China in 4Q20, a relatively flat growth from a year ago, according to IDC.

Lenovo Posted Another Record Quarter

Lenovo announced record Group revenue in the third fiscal quarter of US$17.2 billion, up 22% year-on-year.

Tablet Shipments Return to Growth in 2020, Fueled by Unprecedented Demand

The worldwide tablet market had an outstanding fourth quarter (4Q20) with 19.5% year-over-year growth and shipments totaling 52.2 million units, according to preliminary data from IDC.

Xiaomi Fights to Overturn US Investment Ban

Xiaomi initiated legal action against two US government departments seeking to overturn a ban on local investors owning shares in the Chinese device maker.

5G Productivity and Efficiency Will Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

Productivity and efficiency gains enabled by 5G’s application will drive business, skills and service change worth US$1.3 trillion to global GDP by 2030, according to PwC.

Mobile Industry Demands European Regulatory Revamp

EU regulators face unhappy calls for a regulatory revamp in the region, moving to policies which allow cost-effective deployment of 5G, drive development of the digital economy and cut inequality in access to technology.

GSMA Announces MWC Shanghai

The GSMA association announced plans for MWC21 Shanghai.

Tablets and Chromebooks Set All-Time High Shipment Records in 4Q20

The Global PC market (including tablets) ended 2020 on a high, posting a third consecutive quarter of annual growth, according to Canalys.

Tablet Market Posts Strongest Growth in 7 Years

As 2020 dragged on, tablet vendors delivered much needed options to support learning and working from home, according to Strategy Analytics.

The City of Split and HT Embark on Smart City Project

Representatives of the City of Split and Hrvatski Telekom signed an agreement for the project of a Split Smart City platform.

IBM Eyes 5G Services with Telefonica Deal

IBM sees the great importance of agility in creating new services in the 5G sphere and enabling network transformation.

Orange Will Get €1.3 Billion from Asset Sale

Orange agreed to sell a large portion of its fibre infrastructure to a consortium of French companies for approximately €1.3 billion.

DT Focuses on Research into Quantum Technologies

Under the leadership of its research and development department, the Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Deutsche Telekom is participating in the PlanQK project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Economy.

World of Tanks Console Announced the Launch of Season 4

World of Tanks Console announced the launch of Season 4: Winter Warriors, following the success of the Seasons 1, 2 and 3.

Smartphone Shipments Return to Positive Growth in 4Q20, Apple on the top

The worldwide smartphone market continued to improve in the holiday quarter of 2020 (4Q20) returning to familiar ground with 4.3% year-over-year growth, according to preliminary data from IDC.

US Adults Added One Hour of Digital Time in 2020

Amid the pandemic, US adults spent 1 hour more per day on digital activities (across all devices) than they did in 2019, according to eMarketer.

Spending on Wearable Devices to Total $81.5 Billion in 2021

Worldwide end-user spending on wearable devices will total $81.5 billion in 2021, an 18.1% increase from $69 billion in 2020, according Gartner.

DT Is the Most Valuable European Telco Brand

Deutsche Telekom is once again by far the most valuable European telecommunications brand.

Croatia Gets a Globally Unique Platform for the Sale, Purchase and Maintenance of Cars

Neostar.com is a new, one-of-a-kind platform for the sale, purchase and maintenance of vehicles that introduces innovation on a global scale.

UK Regulator Stalls 5G Auction

UK regulator Ofcom postponed a 5G spectrum auction, moving the initial bidding start date by two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Allied Bank Partners with Infobip to Offer WhatsApp Banking

Allied Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Pakistan, announced addition of WhatsApp to its customer communications channels in collaboration with global cloud communications provider, Infobip.

Smartphone Replacement Cycle Will Shorten to 33 Months in Western Europe by 2025

The average smartphone replacement cycle in Western Europe will shorten from 40 months in 2020 to 33 months by 2025, according to Strategy Analytics.

DT and Telefónica Share Infrastructure to Enhance 4G Network Coverage

Before the end of the year, Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica/o2 aim to overcome several hundred gray spots in 4G network coverage for their customers.

HR Leaders Will Allow Employees To Work Remotely After COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available

A Gartner survey of 130 HR leaders revealed that 90% of respondents plan to allow employees to work remotely at least part of the time, even after the COVID-19 vaccine is widely adopted.

Google Threatens to Pull its Search Engine from Australia

Google threatened to pull its search engine from Australia if the nation passes a law requiring the company to negotiate payment terms with local publishers to access their content.

Honor Secured Access to US Components

Honor secured access to critical device components from US manufacturers including Qualcomm, Intel and Micron.

Samsung Considering Investing $10 Billion in US Chip Factory

Samsung is considering a $10 billion investment in the construction of an advanced chipmaking facility in the US, Bloomberg reported.

Facebook Referred Trump’s Suspension to the Oversight Board

Facebook is referring its decision to indefinitely suspend former US President Donald Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts to the independent Oversight Board.

Intel Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results

Intel reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results.

DT and Cellnex Agree to Combine Tower Business in the Netherlands

Deutsche Telekom and Cellnex have signed an agreement to merge their respective Dutch mobile communications infrastructure companies into Cellnex Netherlands.

Major European Operators Commit to Open RAN Deployments

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, and Vodafone Group are joining forces to support the rollout of Open Radio Access Network as the technology of choice for future mobile networks to the benefit of consumer and enterprise customers across Europe.

Interxion Croatia, Former Altus, Shows Resilience in a Challenging Year

When a big crisis like a pandemic comes, with strong earthquakes in the spring at the very end of the year, and when you add to that a sale to a large American corporation and one of the largest data centers in the world, it is clear that the year was anything but ordinary.

IDC Predicts Stable 2020 European ICT Spending, Growing in 2021

IDC expects European ICT spending to contract 0.4% in 2020, falling to a value of $925.57 billion, but to rebound in 2021 as technology companies respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 “new normal.”

OTT TV and Video Subscriptions to Reach 2 Billion Globally by 2025

There will be nearly 2 billion active subscriptions to on-demand video services in 2025; a 65% increase over the end of 2020, according to Juniper Research.

Bosch Launches New Human Skin Temperature Detection Solution

Bosch has launched a human skin temperature detection solution that features built-in AI.

eSIM-Enabled Smartphone Shipments in Western Europe Grow by 65 Percent in 2020

eSIM-enabled smartphones captured an impressive 32 percent of all smartphones shipped in Western Europe in 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.

Western European HCP Market Increased for the First Time in Over 3 Years

The Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market unsurprisingly increased by 12.9% in unit terms in 3Q20 compared with the same period a year ago, according to IDC.

GSMA Intelligence Expects Battle in the Mid-Tier Smartphone Segment

GSMA Intelligence predicts that the mid-tier market will become a key battlefield for handset manufacturers.

BlackBerry Sells Several Smartphone Patents to Huawei

Steve Rai, BlackBerry financial chief, confirmed press reports stating the fallen handset giant had sold several patents covering mobile technology to Huawei.

Huawei Loses Latest Swedish Appeal

Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court dismissed Huawei’s latest attempt to overturn a ban on operators using its equipment from participating in the country’s 5G auction.