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Huawei Certified as a Top Employer in 10 Countries in Europe

Huawei has been certified as a Top Employer in Europe for the third consecutive year, with certification in 10 countries, namely Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.

HT Transfers Shares of Optima Telekom to Telemach Hrvatska

Following the earlier announcement, Hrvatski Telekom and Zagrebačka banka closed the transaction of the sale of their shares in Optima Telekom.

TIM Appoints Pietro Labriola as Group CEO

Telecom Italia announced that the Board of Directors unanimously appointed Pietro Labriola as CEO, effective immediately.

HT and Partners Enable Digital Transformation of Factories

Hrvatski Telekom signed a partnership with Culmena on the 100 Smart Factories project to enable simpler digitalization and application of Industry 4.0 in Croatian factories.

PC Shipments Grew 3.1 Percent in 4Q21

Global PC shipments reached 90.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 to maintain their growth momentum at 3.1%, according to Counterpoint Research.

Telecom Italia Plans Alternative Options on KKR Takeover Bid

Pietro Labriola, the GM of Telecom Italia, outlined a plan offering alternative options to a takeover bid by KKR.

Semiconductor Revenue Grew 25.1 Percent in 2021

Worldwide semiconductor revenue increased 25.1% in 2021 to total $583.5 billion, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Samsung Unveils Its Latest Mobile Processor

Samsung announced its new flagship mobile processor for smartphones Exynos 2200.

Apple Retakes Top Spot in Global Smartphone Market in 4Q21

Apple accounted for 22% of worldwide smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2021, thanks to the strong demand for the iPhone 13, according to Canalys.

Microsoft Plans to Acquire Activision Blizzard

Microsoft announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard. At $68.7 billion, this is the biggest gaming industry deal in history.

Worldwide IT Spending Expected to Grow 5.1 Percent in 2022

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $4.5 trillion in 2022, an increase of 5.1% from 2021, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

Prepaid Card Transaction Value to Exceed $4.1 Trillion by 2026

The value of transactions made over prepaid cards will exceed $4.1 trillion globally in 2026, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

Three-Quarters of CEOs Expect a Stronger Economy in 2022

Despite the array of shifting headwinds, the CEOs that participated in the PwC survey are the most optimistic they have been in 10 years about the prospects for a stronger economy in the coming year.

Smart Hospitals to Deploy over 7 Million IoMT Devices by 2026

Smart hospitals will deploy 7.4 million connected IoMT devices globally by 2026; over 3,850 devices per smart hospital, according to a new study by Juniper Research.

Cloud Infrastructure Spending Increased in 3Q21

Spending on computing and storage infrastructure products for cloud infrastructure, including dedicated and shared environments, increased 6.6% year over year in the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21) to $18.6 billion, according to IDC.

Microsoft Lures Apple Chip Expert for Azure Cloud

An Apple employee Mike Filippo took Microsoft's offer to join their team.

Siemens Honors 15 Women and Men as 2021 Inventors of the Year

For years, Siemens has been among the companies filing the highest number of patent applications worldwide.

PC Shipments Pass 340 Million in 2021 and 2022 is Set to Be Even Stronger

The PC market ended 2021 with a bang, as fourth-quarter shipments exceeded 90 million for the second year in a row, according to Canalys.

Xiaomi Welcomes Findings of the German Office for Information Security

Xiaomi received a decision by which the German IT security watchdog proves it adheres to relevant EU data privacy and security laws.

PC Shipments Declined 5 Percent in 4Q21 but Grew 10 Percent for the Year

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 88.4 million units in the fourth quarter of 2021, a 5% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2020, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

AGRIVI Secures €1.15 Million EU Funds for AI-Driven Agronomic Adviser

European Innovation Council (EIC) has awarded AGRIVI with €1.15 million funding for building the AI-driven agronomic adviser to support farms in meeting crop protection and food safety compliance.

Global Digital Sales Surpassed $1 Trillion During 2021 Holiday Season

Salesforce released its 2021 Holiday Shopping Report, which analyzes shopping data from over one billion shoppers on the Salesforce Customer 360 platform.

Bosch Plans to Acquire Building Automation Specialist Hoerburger

Bosch Building Technologies plans to acquire Hoerburger.

PCs Continued to Grow During Holiday Quarter of 2021

Worldwide shipments of Traditional PCs reached 92.7 million units during the fourth quarter of 2021 (4Q21), according to preliminary results from IDC.

Government Wants to Control Telecom Italia Key Assets

Italian government insists to retain control of Telecom Italia’s strategic assets in case of a takeover.

LG to Join the IBM Quantum Network

IBM announced that LG Electronics has joined its Quantum Network to advance the industry applications of quantum computing.

Organizations in Europe and Central Asia Invested $1 Trillion in IT in 2021

Public and private sector organizations in Europe and Central Asia invested almost $1 trillion in information technology in 2021, according to IDC.

B2B Sales Organizations Will Augment with AI-Guided Solutions By 2025

By 2025, 75% of B2B sales organizations will augment traditional sales playbooks with AI-guided selling solutions, according to Gartner.

Global POS Shipments to Reach 270 Million by 2025

Global POS shipments are expected to reach 270 million units by 2025 with a CAGR of 19%, according to Counterpoint Research’s forecast.

GAMA to Take 70 Percent of Online Advertising Revenue Outside of China

Google, Amazon, Meta (formerly Facebook), and Apple, collectively GAMA, commanded 70% of the online advertising market outside of China in 2021, according to Omdia.

The Proliferation of Remote Health Monitoring Fueled by Post-COVID Era

The recent proliferation of digital health and wellness functions within the consumer wearables market has led to more attention being paid to remote healthcare monitoring solutions, according to Strategy Analytics.

Nokia Phones Ready for the US Push in H1

HMD Global announced details of its first batch of Nokia handsets for the coming year at CES 2022.

John Deere Showcased Self-Driving Tractor at CES 2022

John Deere demonstrated a fully autonomous tractor at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

Lenovo Unveils new Products and Solutions at CES 2022

At CES 2022, Lenovo unveiled a portfolio of new products and solutions.

Most People Believe that Technology Makes the World a Better Place

The vast majority of people surveyed worldwide (72 percent) believe that technological progress is making the world a better place.

Samsung Unveils its New Lifestyle Vision at CES 2022

Samsung unveiled its vision for the future, “Together for tomorrow”, during a pre-show keynote event at CES 2022.

XR Headset Shipments to Grow 10 Times and Cross 100 Million Units by 2025

Extended Reality (XR) headset shipments are projected to grow about 10 times from 11 million units in 2021 to 105 million in 2025, according to Counterpoint Research.

Sony Plans to Establish Electric Vehicle Company

Mobility is becoming a new must-have for tech companies.

Nokia and Tele2 Expand 5G Partnership in the Baltics

Nokia is extending its partnership with Tele2 to deploy 5G RAN in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in a long-term deal.

Apple Hits $3 Trillion Market Value

On the first working day in the new year, Apple became the first company ever to reach a $3 trillion value at the stock market.

Top Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations for 2022

Gartner highlighted the six trends that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must start preparing for in the next 12-18 months.

Huawei Expects More Challenges in 2022

2021 brought many challenges for Huawei, mostly due to US trade sanctions.

Qualcomm Wireless and Z-ONE TECH Enter Strategic Cooperation

Qualcomm Wireless and Z-ONE TECH announced a strategic cooperation relationship.

CES to End One Day Sooner on Omicron Concerns

The fast spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to cause problems for one of the biggest tech shows in the world.

Lenovo Reveals its New Global Channel Framework

Lenovo unveiled “Lenovo 360”, a new global channel partner framework designed to provide easier access to the entire company's portfolio across devices, infrastructure, and services and solutions.

CES lost one day, closing on January 7

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that CES will be closing one day early and the in-person event will take place in Las Vegas on January 5-7, 2022. The show will close at 6 PM on January 7. The step was taken as an additional safety measure to the current health protocols that have been put in place for CES.

Tesla Recalls 475,000 Cars on Safety Issues

Tesla is recalling almost half a million of its Model 3 and Model S vehicles.

Infobip Enables WhatsApp Business Solution via Cloud API

Aside from being one of the first WhatsApp Business API solution providers since its launch in 2018, Infobip is now one of the few providers participating in the beta program for the WhatsApp Cloud API hosted by Meta.

HT Implements Free Wi-Fi Internet in Obrovac, Konavle, and Perušić

Hrvatski Telekom has implemented free Wi-Fi internet in the Town of Obrovac and the municipalities of Konavle and Perušić.

Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Unisoc Post Robust Growth in Smartphone Processors

The global smartphone applications processor market grew 17 percent to $8.3 billion in the third quarter of 2021, according to Strategy Analytics.

Microsoft Canceled In-Person Presence at CES 2022

The upcoming CES 2022 show in Las Vegas is struggling with cancellations caused by the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Telemach Hrvatska Gets Approval for Optima Telekom Acquisition

Based on the provisions of the Competition Protection Act, the Agency for the Protection of Market Competition (CCA) approved the concentration of Telemach Hrvatska and OT-Optima Telekom at the first level, the domestic market regulator explains.

PC Monitor Volume Saw Its First Contraction Since Lockdowns Began

After five consecutive quarters of year-over-year shipment growth, the global PC monitor market hit an inflection point in the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21), according to IDC.

Wearables Shipments Grew 9.9 Percent in 3Q21

Global shipments for wearables grew 9.9% during the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21) reaching 138.4 million units, according to IDC.

HT Opens Digital Museum of Mobile Telephony in Croatia

Hrvatski Telekom introduced mobile telephony in Croatia in 1991. Today, 30 years later, it presents an interactive digital museum dedicated to these notable historical moments.

Ericsson Leads Global Rankings for Best Mobile Experiences

As mobile networks increasingly become the backbone of society, the number of public institutions and companies conducting regular and independent benchmark studies to measure mobile network experience has grown over the past years.

Semiconductor Market Surpasses $150 Billion in a Single Quarter

Semiconductor revenue rose 7.6% in the third quarter of 2021, compared with 2Q21, and climbed above $150 billion in revenue during a single quarter for the first time, according to Omdia.

Mobile Money Transactions to Exceed $870 Billion in Emerging Markets by 2026

The total value of mobile money transactions in emerging markets will exceed $870 billion in 2026, up from $555 billion in 2021; representing a growth of almost 60%, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

Xiaomi's Global 5G Smartphone Growth Stalls in 3Q21

Xiaomi’s global 5G smartphone shipments growth stalled in the third quarter of 2021, according to Strategy Analytics.

Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest Decided to Skip CES

COVID-19 concerns are affecting the next edition of the Consumer Electronics Show.

Infobip Introduces Environmental, Social, and Governance Arm

Infobip unveiled a sustainability business unit, Infobip.org.

Microsoft – Nuance Deal Gets EU Approval

Microsoft's $16 billion bid for Nuance was approved by the European Commission.

Hardcopy Peripheral Shipments Showed Double-Digit Decline in 3Q21

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals market declined 20.4% year over year in the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21) to nearly 21 million units shipped, according to IDC.

Arm-Based Notebook Processor Revenue Set to Grow Over Three-Fold in 2021

Arm-based notebook PC processor revenue will grow over three-fold in 2021, according to Strategy Analytics.

Lenovo Continues to Grow in the Region

Analysts' data on the market in the region show that Lenovo has continued to grow strongly on the wave that drives the entire market

DT Considering Tower Business Sale For €20 Billion

According to media reports, Deutsche Telekom is looking to sell its radio tower business very soon.

SEAT Opens Battery Research and Development Centre

SEAT inaugurated the Test Center Energy (TCE), a new battery research and development center for electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

Deutsche Telekom Settles Succession Planning

Deutsche Telekom is setting the course for continuity in the chairmanship of the Board of Management.

Climate Tech Investment more than Triples

Investment from venture capital and private equity is pouring into climate tech, reaching $87.5 billion over the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021, according to PwC.

Telecom Italia Cuts 2021 Forecast for a Third Time

Telecom Italia cut its earnings forecast for the third time in a year.

Infobip Enables Apple Users to Communicate Across all their Devices

Infobip has integrated Apple Messages for Business, a new way for businesses to connect directly with customers using iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch into its SaaS-enabled CPaaS offering.

Worldwide AI Software Market to Reach $62 Billion in 2022

Worldwide artificial intelligence (AI) software revenue is forecast to total $62.5 billion in 2022, an increase of 21.3% from 2021, according to Gartner.

IBM and Samsung Unveil Semiconductor Breakthrough

IBM and Samsung announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design utilizing a new vertical transistor architecture that demonstrates a path to scaling beyond nanosheet and has the potential to reduce energy usage by 85 percent compared to a scaled fin field-effect transistor (finFET).

HT Includes 12 Nursing Homes in the National Generations Together Program

Hrvatski Telekom has donated tablets and free internet for 12 additional nursing homes throughout Croatia as part of the national digital education program for the elderly called Generation Together.

Ericsson and Vodafone Launch 5G Lab in Spain

Ericsson and Vodafone joined forces into launching a 5G lab in Spain.

Ookla Acquires RootMetrics

The market for software used by operators, enterprises, and governments to measure network performance is continuing a trend of consolidation.

Most Boards of Directors View Cybersecurity as a Business Risk

88% of Boards of Directors (BoDs) view cybersecurity as a business risk, as opposed to a technology risk, according to a new survey from Gartner.

DT Is Fast-Expanding Fiber and 5G Networks in Germany

Deutsche Telekom is expanding its network at record speed with 1.2 million FTTH (fiber to the home) connections in 2021, the company has doubled its expansion performance compared with 2020.

UK Investigates Microsoft's Nuance Deal

Microsoft's $19.7 billion proposed acquisition of Nuance Communications came under scrutiny in the UK after Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation.

CPaaS Market Value in North America to Reach $15 Billion by 2026

CPaaS (Communications Platform-as-a-Service) revenue generated in North America will reach $15 billion by 2026; rising from $3.7 billion in 2021, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

Smartphone OEMs Shifting to Higher Resolution with Fewer Lenses

As ongoing supply chain shortages continue to impact the industry, Omdia’s latest research found that shipments of triple camera smartphones increased to the same level as quad-camera smartphones in the third quarter of 2021.

Bosch Combines Universal Vehicle Software Development in One Unit

Under the umbrella of its subsidiary ETAS, Bosch will develop and sell basic vehicle software, middleware, cloud services, and development tools for universal application.

Quantum Computing Market Predicted to Grow to $8.6 Billion in 2027

In its first forecast for the worldwide quantum computing market, IDC is projecting that customer spending for quantum computing will grow from $412 million in 2020 to $8.6 billion in 2027.

NFON Sees Big Potential in Croatian Market

Cloud telephony systems replace the need for conventional enterprise telephony hardware, such as private branch exchanges (PBX), said Gernot Hofstetter, general manager of NFON for Austria and CEE region, in an interview for ICTbusiness.info.

Samsung Merges Mobile and Consumer Units

Samsung made a shake-up of its leadership team and the merger of its mobile division with the wider consumer business.

Apple to Appeal on App Store Changes Decision

A US appeals court paused an injunction requiring Apple to open its App Store to third-party payments.

Telefonica Plans 2022 Enterprise 5G Push

Telefonica plans to target three specific use cases for business 5G in a push by its enterprise division to sell services ahead of the rollout of its standalone network in Spain in 2022.

HT and Sveta Nedelja Launched a Project on Smart Public Lighting

Hrvatski Telekom and the City of Sveta Nedelja signed an agreement on the research and development pilot project for smart public lighting.

Automotive Sensor Market Revenue to Grow to $92 Billion by 2026

The automotive sensors market will grow to over $92 billion by 2026; a 30% increase over 2021, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

Smart Home Devices Market Grew 10.3 Percent in 3Q21

The worldwide market for smart home devices grew 10.3% year over year in the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21) with more than 221.8 million device shipments, according to IDC.

SMS Firewall Revenue to Reach $4.1 Billion Globally by 2026

Total SMS firewall revenue will increase from $911 million in 2021 to $4.1 billion in 2026; representing an absolute growth of 346%, according to a study by Juniper Research.

European Spend on Exoskeleton Will Reach $283 Million in 2021

European spending on exoskeleton will reach $283 million by 2021 and will grow at a solid double-digit rate throughout 2025, according to IDC.

Shortages Will Drive Automotive OEMs to Design Their Chips by 2025

By 2025, chip shortages and trends such as electrification and autonomy will drive 50% of the top 10 automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to design their chips, according to Gartner.

Supply Constraints Will Continue to Challenge the PC and Tablet Markets

With 2021 nearing a close, global shipments of Traditional PCs are forecast to reach 344.7 million units, according to IDC.

Western European HCP Market Slumps in 3Q21

After a strong start to the hardcopy market in the first half of 2021, the initial signs of supply chain issues finally came to light in 3Q21 as the market contracted by 21.5% compared with a year ago, according to IDC.

Cloud Will Be the Centerpiece of New Digital Experiences

The ongoing pandemic and the surge in digital services are making the cloud the centerpiece of new digital experiences, according to Gartner.

US PC Shipments Fell 16 Percent in 3Q21

US shipments of desktops, notebooks, tablets, and workstations fell by 16% year on year in the third quarter of 2021 to 30.3 million units, according to Canalys.

Bosch Gives Go-Ahead for Volume Production of Silicon Carbide Chips

After several years of development, Bosch is starting volume production of power semiconductors made of silicon carbide, supplying automotive manufacturers worldwide.

60 Percent of Employees Experience Frustration with New Software

60% of workers said new software had occasionally or frequently frustrated them within the past 24 months, according to a new survey by Gartner.

Qualcomm to Deliver 5G to PCs and Gaming Devices

Qualcomm unveiled new chips designed to deliver 5G and advanced camera technology to PCs and gaming devices.