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Apple First to Capture 8 Spots in List of Global Top 10 Smartphones

In 2022, Apple became the first brand to capture eight spots in the list of top 10 best-selling smartphones, according to Counterpoint Research.

Generative AI Faces Same Challenges as Broader AI

The palpable excitement and potential opportunity around ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and other Generative AI sensations are real, but Generative AI doesn’t solve any of the market challenges which face any type of AI.

Amazon Unveils Antennas for Project Kuiper

Amazon presented three antennas for its low-Earth orbit (LEO) Project Kuiper satellite service.

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.

Ericsson and MediaTek Break Records in the Latest CA Test

Ericsson and MediaTek said they have achieved a 5G downlink speed record for carrier aggregation (CA).

Samsung to Open Five New Local Chip Plants

Samsung plans to ramp up South Korean chipmaking capabilities.

PC Monitor Shipments Hit Record Low in 4Q22

Along with the struggling PC market, PC monitor shipments contracted 18.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22) leading to an annual decline of 5.9% for the full year of 2022, according to IDC.

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.

EV Charging to Generate $300 Billion by 2027

The revenue from Electric Vehicle charging will exceed $300 billion globally by 2027; up from $66 billion in 2023, according to Juniper Research.

Shipments of AR/VR Headsets Decline Sharply in 2022

The pendulum for AR/VR headsets swung the other way through the course of 2022 as global shipments declined 20.9% year over year to 8.8 million units, according to IDC.

Human-Centered IT Support is Key to Employee Satisfaction and Productivity

Nine in ten employees (87%) recognize that AI has a positive role to play in helping them stay productive, while eight in ten (81%) prefer a blend of AI and human interaction, according to Lenovo.

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.

Growing Trend of Conversational Everything for Customer Communications

New research from Infobip reveals the growing trend towards conversational experiences for customer communications.

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.

IDC Forecasts Double-Digit Revenue Growth for SMB MCM Software

Worldwide revenue for small and midmarket business (SMB) marketing campaign management (MCM) software is expected to grow from $8.5 billion in 2021 to $14.9 billion in 2026, according to IDC.

Fixed and Mobile Business Broadband Services to Flourish from a 5G Infusion

Providers of business broadband services continue to grow and upgrade their footprints in markets all over the world, according to the latest insights from Omdia.

2023 Is the Moment of Truth for Battery-Electric Vehicles

Several factors will make 2023 a true test to the resolve of governments and the automotive industry in driving battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) forward, according to Gartner.

Sony to Buy LCD Factory from Japan Display

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

HT Continues to Build Optical Network in Croatia

Hrvatski Telekom has started building fiber optic infrastructure in the towns of Rovinj and Vodnjan and the municipalities of Bale, Kanfanar, Svetvinčenat, Žminj, Medulin, Barban, Ližnjan, and Marčana.

Telemach is Investing €94 Million in Frequency Spectrum

By investing more than €94.4 million in the mobile frequency bands 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 2600 MHz, Telemach Croatia, through a public auction organized by the Croatian Regulatory Agency for Network Activities (HAKOM), ensures the prerequisites for further improving the coverage and quality of mobile services in the period of the next 15 years, starting from October 2024.

HT Wins the Largest RF Share and Invests €135.3 Million in Network Development

With the official end of the public auction procedure for the assignment of radio frequency spectrum for mobile networks HT assured by far the largest spectrum share which is another key strategic lever for further development of its already leading and fastest mobile network.

A1 Croatia Acquires Radio Frequency Spectrum for €109 Million

In a public auction, A1 Croatia secured spectra in the frequency bands 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 2600 MHz for 15 years.

Obuljen: Satisfaction with the Allocation of New Frequencies

We are very satisfied with the results of this electronically conducted multi-round auction, in which all available spectrum for national coverage was allocated, as well as part of the spectrum for smaller operators at regional levels, HAKOM Council director Tonko Obuljen points out for

Croatian Telcos Will Pay €339 Million for RF Spectrum

The Croatian Regulatory Agency for Network Activities (HAKOM) has allocated radio frequency spectrum for mobile communication networks in the frequency bands 800 MHz (791-821/832-862 MHz), 900 MHz (880-915 MHz/ 925-960 MHz), 1800 MHz ( 1710-1785/1805-1880 MHz), 2100 MHz (1920-1980/2110-2170 MHz), 2600 MHz (2500-2570/2620-2690 MHz) at the national level and 3600 MHz (3400-3480 MHz) at the regional level.

Bosch Drives Forward the Development of 6G

Bosch is actively involved in projects, alliances, and initiatives at both the national and international levels to lay important foundations for 6G technology.

Austrian Largest Private Fiber Partnership to Start Roll-Out this Spring

The EU granted competition clearance for Alpen Glasfaser, the joint venture between Magenta Telekom and French infrastructure partner Meridiam.

5G Carrier Aggregation Combining 5 Component Carriers

Nokia, Qualcomm, and T-Mobile have achieved the world’s first showcase of successfully aggregating 5G Standalone (SA) spectrum using 5CC Carrier Aggregation (5CC CA) in a sub-6 GHz spectrum.

Spending via Conversational Commerce to Near $135 Billion by 2027

Global spending via conversational commerce will be near $135 billion by 2027; rising from $39 billion in 2023, according to a new study by Juniper Research.

The Best-Funded AI Chip Startups Will Face Stress Tests in 2023

Over 100 distinct venture capitalists have invested over $6 billion since 2018 into the top 25 artificial intelligence chip startups, according to Omdia.

Big Data and Analytics Software Market to Record Strong Growth

The Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Software Tracker published by IDC expects current geopolitical developments to have a mild impact on market growth, with a positive outlook for the future.

AMD Surpasses Intel in Data Center CPU Market Share Growth

The global data center CPU market’s revenue registered a 4.4% YoY decline in 2022, according to Counterpoint Research.

HPE Delivers Record Q1 Performance; Raises Guidance

In its first fiscal quarter of 2023, Hewlett Packard Enterprise achieved record revenue for the first period of the year.

Honor's High Expectations for the New Products on the Croatian Market

Strengthening its portfolio of innovative products, Honor will introduce the new Honor Magic5 Lite, making technology accessible at an affordable price, allowing more users around the world to experience Honor's latest smartphone innovations, said Bruce Huang, Honor's general manager for Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

Growth of 4G Over 5G in 2022 Raises Concern for 5G Evolution

5G subscriptions increased by 446 million in 2022 versus 592 million for 4G, thirteen years after 4G’s initial launch, according to Omdia.

Nearly a Quarter of All Electricity Purchased by the Mobile Industry Is Renewable

The GSMA’s annual Mobile Net Zero report revealed that mobile operators are making tangible gains in the drive towards net zero.

Operators Point Out that mmWave is Suited for Enterprise

During a round table discussion at MWC23 Barcelona, telecom operators’ executives highlighted the demand from enterprises to use mmWave 5G indoors.

HT Became a Partner in EU Digital Literacy Project for the Elderly

As part of BOOMER, HT, CREDO Digital Transformation Research Center of the University of Dubrovnik, and partners from Croatia, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Spain, will develop solutions and implement activities over the next 24 months that will help the elderly adopt digital knowledge and competences and facilitate their daily activities in the online environment.

Iconic CEO Worries on Possible AI Abuse

CEO of conversational AI developer Iconiq, Lauren Kunze, predicted the use of avatars will become prevalent in business.

Ericsson to Pay $206 Million in Plea on US Bribery Case

Ericsson agreed to pay a $206.7 million fine to the US Department of Justice (DoJ). It is part of a guilty plea involving historic bribery charges spanning several nations.

Women Presence Growing in Tech Industries

Infobip celebrates the upcoming International Woman's Day by reinforcing the relevance of gender equity as part of its company structure, and the value added to the business strategy, go-to-market, and high performance, due to women that are part of its employee team force.

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.

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.

The Lack of Skilled Workers Is the Biggest Barrier to Digital Transformation

Across all businesses, technology is transforming every aspect of an organization’s function, but it is technologies such as big data, AI, and the IoT that are driving a new paradigm of change, intelligent transformation, for better social and economic outcomes.

2022 Was the Worst Year for European Smartphone Shipments in a Decade

The European smartphone market continued to suffer from a dire economic climate and ongoing geopolitical uncertainty with shipments declining by 24% year-on-year in 4Q22, according to Counterpoint Research.

Ransomware Persisted in 2022 Despite Improved Detection

Although ransomware's share of incidents declined only slightly (4 percentage points) from 2021 to 2022, defenders were more successful in detecting and preventing ransomware, according to IBM Security's annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index.

Global 5G Subscriptions Top One Billion

The number of global 5G subscriptions topped the one billion milestones at the close of 2022, the latest statistics from the Ericsson Mobility report shows.

Infobip Launches Live Video Support

Infobip has launched live video support to help businesses resolve customer queries more quickly and shorten customer wait times.

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.

Deutsche Telekom Exceeds Annual Guidance for 2022

Deutsche Telekom exceeded its guidance for 2022, which it raised multiple times throughout the year.

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.

HT Reports Solid Business Results for 2022

In 2022, Hrvatski Telekom’s Organic revenue increased by 2.2%.

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.

Infobip to Deploy Region-Locked EU Data Center

Infobip will offer customers a separate EU region-locked data center from 3 April 2023

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.

Google Acquires Croatian App Photomath

Alphabet's unit Google announced it has acquired the Croatian maths app Photomath.

HT Sets Up IoT Measuring Devices to Collect Meteorological Data

In cooperation with HGSS, Hrvatski Telekom installed its NarrowBand-IoT sensors on the top of Sv. Ilija on Pelješac and top of Snježnik, above Rijeka.

ENT Posts Stable Results for 2022

Ericsson Nikola Tesla Group successfully navigated many challenges caused by the unstable geopolitical and economic situation and, despite the turbulent business environment, achieved solid business results in 2022.

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.

eGate Hardware Revenue to Grow 137 Percent Between 2023 and 2027

eGate hardware revenue will exceed $490 million by 2027; up from $207 million in 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

Near-Eye Display Shipments to Grow by Two-Thirds in 2023

Near-eye display shipments for XR applications, including AR, VR, and MR, will be 24 million in 2023 with 67% YoY growth, according to Omdia.

Digital Video Time to Surpass TV Time in the US This Year

For the first time, US adults will spend more time watching digital video than traditional linear TV, according to the latest time spent forecast from Insider Intelligence.

Steady Growth for Enterprise Applications through 2026

Worldwide revenue for enterprise applications will grow from $279.6 billion in 2022 to $385.2 billion in 2026 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.0%, according to IDC.

Over 320 Million Credit Cards to Be Issued via Digital Platforms by 2027

The number of credit cards issued via digital card issuance platforms will exceed 321 million globally by 2027, from 120 million in 2023, according to Juniper Research.

The Greatest Perceived Barrier to Skill Development is Pricing

Job seekers, students, and career changers around the world want to pursue roles related to STEM across different industries, but say they are not familiar with career options, according to a study.

Lenovo Reports the Biggest Revenue Fall in 14 Years

Lenovo’s streak of breaking records in the previous quarters’ reports has come to an end.

Most Consumers Hold Back on Non-Essential Spending as the Cost of Living Rises

As the cost of living crisis continues to rise globally, consumers have drastically adjusted their spending behaviors, with the majority (53%) of global consumers “holding back” on non-essential spending, according to PwC.

European AI Market Continues to Grow Steadily

Despite the war in Ukraine, inflation, IT budget cuts, and layoffs announced by even the biggest tech companies, IDC estimates that the European AI market, including software, hardware, and services, will post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.5% in the 2022-2026 period to reach $191 billion in 2026.

Telia and Ericsson Start New 5G Innovation Program for Enterprises

Telia and Ericsson are launching NorthStar – a 5G innovation program for industrial enterprises, for the development and implementation of new digital solutions.

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.

McDonald's Croatia Completed the Digital Transformation of Restaurants

In cooperation with technology partners Combis and Samsung, McDonald's is in the final phase of setting up a solution for simultaneous visual communication with customers throughout Croatia.

Qualcomm Unveils First 5G-Advanced Silicon Chipset

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

Nokia and Kyndryl Extend Network and Edge Computing Alliance

Nokia and Kyndryl announced a three-year extension and expansion of their global network and edge partnership.

Cybersecurity Extremely Important in Modern Industrial Plants

The absence of a cybersecurity policy means exposing the company and its business to great risk, and even a minor cyber attack can seriously damage the system and should not be underestimated, Stefan Woronka, Siemens' security expert, said in an interview with

CPaaS Market to Reach $29 Billion Globally by 2025

The value of the CPaaS (Communications Platform-as-a-Service) market will reach $29 billion globally by 2025; rising from $16 billion in 2022, according to Juniper Research.

Meta Halts Projects, Prepares Fresh Cuts

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

Hardcopy Shipments in Western Europe Dipped Below 17 Million in 2022

Western European shipments of hardcopy peripherals declined 4.1% year over year to 16.7 million units in 2022, according to IDC.

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.

Cross-Border B2B Payments to Surpass $40 Trillion by 2024

Global spending on B2B cross-border payments will exceed $40 trillion by the end of 2024, increasing from $37 trillion in 2022, according to Juniper Research.

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.

Low-Code Development Technologies Market to Grow 20 Percent in 2023

The worldwide market for low-code development technologies is projected to total $26.9 billion in 2023, an increase of 19.6% from 2022, according to Gartner.

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.

Nokia Introduces New Wavence Microwave Solutions

Nokia announced the availability of the UBT-m XP, the latest addition to its Wavence product family designed to support mobile operators and enterprises with premium coverage in both dense urban and rural environments.

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.

Qualcomm Unveils 5G-NR Light Chipset for Wearables

Qualcomm announced Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF System, the world’s first 5G NR-Light modem-RF system.

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.

Nearly 415 million Used Smartphones Will Be Shipped Worldwide in 2026

IDC estimates worldwide shipments of used smartphones, including officially refurbished and used smartphones, will reach 282.6 million units in 2022.

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.