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Recent years have witnessed a surge in the number of fintech investments, with record funding levels and rising valuations.
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.
Hrvatski Telekom is the first to start involving commercial users in Croatia in testing on the 3.5 GHz frequency band.
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.
Even though the technology behind autonomous vehicles has progressed hugely in recent years, it's still by no means perfect.
572.3 million smart electricity meters will be deployed in China, India, Japan and South Korea during 2021–2025, according to Berg Insight.
IFA announced it will launch the first International Tech Up For Women Conference in partnership with Global Training Events Group in September 2021.
Microblink continues to strengthen its executive team after securing its first growth investment in mid-December of last year.
A growing body of experts, forecasts and predictive models are all pointing to the next decade being dominated by renewable energy and electric vehicles.
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 Norwegian Government Pension Fund is the largest of any sovereign wealth fund in the world.
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.
2020 was a rollercoaster year for the European smartphone market, according to Counterpoint Research.
IBM Security released the 2021 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index highlighting how cyberattacks evolved in 2020.
Biometrics will authenticate over $3 trillion of payment transactions in 2025, from just $404 billion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.
The iPhone 12’s strong performance so far has led eMarketer to increase its projections for users in the US for 2021 and beyond.
Hrvatski telekom said that 2020 was a year of great milestone achievements for the company.
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.
Opening this year’s MWC Shanghai, GSMA director general Mats Granryd reminded the mobile industry of its responsibilities.
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.
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.
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.
This year, the 1.4 million square meter Deutsche Messe exhibition site in Hanover, Germany will become 5G-ready.
Lunar New Year festivities, celebrated in China, Vietnam and South Korea, are ringing in a new year on February 12.
Canada will follow in the footsteps of Australia by introducing legislation requiring Facebook to pay for news content from local publishers.
GDP figures by the OECD for the fourth quarter of 2020 show the ongoing impact the coronavirus is having on economies around the world.
China will take a step in its digital transformation this year that once would have seemed almost unthinkable, according to eMarketer.
Deutsche Telekom announced plans to test standalone (SA) 5G using an antenna site in Garching, a town just outside Munich.
As one of the two largest distribution channels for mobile apps, Google Play has witnessed new records in revenue and the number of downloads.
Total spend via digital wallets will exceed $10 trillion in 2025, up from $5.5 trillion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.
Hrvatski Telekom invited female students of STEM faculties in Croatia to participate in the international Women's STEM Award program.
Through 2023, demand for robotic goods-to-person (G2P) systems will quadruple to help enforce social distancing in warehouses, according to Gartner.
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.
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).
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.
Borje Ekholm, Ericsson CEO, is concerned about the lack of incentive for operators in Europe to build 5G infrastructure.
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.
Hrvatski Telekom has implemented free WiFi internet in the Town of Belišće and the municipalities of Donji Andrijevci and Petlovac.
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 will establish a new organizational structure designed to capitalize on the Group’s service-led transformation growth opportunities.
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.
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 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.
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.
Hrvatski Telekom has made a new step forward in e-mobility.
European institute CEA-Leti announced the launch of a EU 6G research project.
The number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 102.6 million in 2020, according to new research from Berg Insight.
Berlin Photo Week makes its comeback this summer, kicking off its third edition on 26 August 2021.
Instacart has acquired over 250 patents from IBM, and the two companies entered into a mutual patent cross license.
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.
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.
Following a decline of 12% in 2019, worldwide semiconductor revenue rebounded in 2020 to total $449.8 billion, according to Gartner.
The global refurbished smartphone market fell 9% in 2020, according to Counterpoint Research.
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.
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.
Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone Group are entering the increasingly competitive mobile gaming market.
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.
Cybersecurity spending will increase 10.0% worldwide in the best-case scenario in 2021, according to Canalys forecast.
The 5G ecosystem is reaching a level of technology maturity much more rapidly than earlier generations, according to Strategy Analytics.
86.4 million smartphones were shipped in China in 4Q20, a relatively flat growth from a year ago, according to IDC.
Lenovo announced record Group revenue in the third fiscal quarter of US$17.2 billion, up 22% year-on-year.
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 initiated legal action against two US government departments seeking to overturn a ban on local investors owning shares in the Chinese device maker.
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.
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.
The GSMA association announced plans for MWC21 Shanghai.
The Global PC market (including tablets) ended 2020 on a high, posting a third consecutive quarter of annual growth, according to Canalys.
As 2020 dragged on, tablet vendors delivered much needed options to support learning and working from home, according to Strategy Analytics.
Representatives of the City of Split and Hrvatski Telekom signed an agreement for the project of a Split Smart City platform.
IBM sees the great importance of agility in creating new services in the 5G sphere and enabling network transformation.
Orange agreed to sell a large portion of its fibre infrastructure to a consortium of French companies for approximately €1.3 billion.
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: Winter Warriors, following the success of the Seasons 1, 2 and 3.
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.
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.
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.
Deutsche Telekom is once again by far the most valuable European telecommunications brand.
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 Ofcom postponed a 5G spectrum auction, moving the initial bidding start date by two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The average smartphone replacement cycle in Western Europe will shorten from 40 months in 2020 to 33 months by 2025, according to Strategy Analytics.
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.
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 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 critical device components from US manufacturers including Qualcomm, Intel and Micron.
Samsung is considering a $10 billion investment in the construction of an advanced chipmaking facility in the US, Bloomberg reported.
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 reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results.
Deutsche Telekom and Cellnex have signed an agreement to merge their respective Dutch mobile communications infrastructure companies into Cellnex Netherlands.
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.
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 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.”
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 has launched a human skin temperature detection solution that features built-in AI.
eSIM-enabled smartphones captured an impressive 32 percent of all smartphones shipped in Western Europe in 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.
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 predicts that the mid-tier market will become a key battlefield for handset manufacturers.
Steve Rai, BlackBerry financial chief, confirmed press reports stating the fallen handset giant had sold several patents covering mobile technology to Huawei.
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.