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Improved Internet connectivity and skills have helped many countries to cope with the health and economic crisis from COVID-19.
Spotify grew its paid subscriber base by 27% in 3Q20 to 144 million.
Iskratel launched its new Innbox U92, which provides a multi-gigabit experience over copper, fibre or mobile on a single home-networking device.
Drone delivery of goods and critical services via mobile networks is a step closer following successful testing by Vodafone and Ericsson.
Hrvatski Telekom continued to invest in the development of telecommunications infrastructure in the town of Požega.
Pokemon Go generated $1 billion in revenue between January and October 2020.
The EMEA smartphone market threw off the coronavirus blues in the third quarter, bouncing back to register some growth over the same period in 2019, according to IDC.
Greek telecommunications and pay-TV provider Forthnet has officially become part of United Group.
Nokia has been selected by China Mobile IoT (CMIoT) to ensure delivery of IoT connectivity and services to CMIoT’s customers across China and globally.
China Telecom said that the 5G penetration surpassed 20 percent after adding 7.06 million customers in October.
The Product School community spoke, and Infobip now finds itself the proud recipient of the 2020 Proddy Award for Best Customer Engagement Platform.
Marketers will spend $17.37 billion on advertising on ecommerce sites and apps this year, according to eMarketer.
TIM has signed a strategic agreement with Eutelsat to expand its offer of satellite ultrabroadband services.
Verizon’s Business Retail Trends Report finds that holiday shopping is surging early this year and confirms how COVID-19 restrictions and concerns could be linked to an increase in online shopping this holiday season.
Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm criticised Sweden’s decision to ban Huawei from involvement in an upcoming 5G auction.
Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm announced that they have achieved the world’s fastest 5G speeds on a commercial network in Finland by delivering 8 Gbps for the first time serving two 5G mmWave devices connected simultaneously.
SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom have entered into an agreement to establish a 5G technology joint venture.
Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 18.4% in 2021 to total $304.9 billion, up from $257.5 billion in 2020, according to Gartner.
Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to accelerate out of the pandemic, growing from just over $12.0 billion this year to $72.8 billion in 2024, according to IDC.
Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year for tech and durables in many countries, particularly Europe and the Americas.
A new study is showing a 10.8% net increase in global 5G investment and R&D over the next 15 years, compared to the 2019 forecast.
The 5G consumer market could be worth $31 trillion by 2030 globally, according to the new "Harnessing the 5G Consumer Potential" report from Ericsson ConsumerLab.
Plesk, the leading WebOps platform to build, secure and run applications, websites and hosting businesses that scale in the Cloud, has announced that it has appointed ZNet Technologies, the leading cloud services provider, as a global distributor of Plesk solutions.
Schneider Electric has simplified and aligned its data center solutions for the new hybrid IT world with the introduction of EcoStruxure.
HP edged out Lenovo for the first time in years by a slim margin to regain leadership in the notebook PC market, according to Strategy Analytics.
Global smartphone shipments in 3Q20 grew by 32% Quarter-on-Quarter, but declined by 4% year-over-year to around 380 million units, according to Counterpoint Research.
IBM and AMD announced a multi-year joint development agreement to enhance and extend the security and AI offerings of both companies.
The market for consumer subscriptions for physical goods will grow from an expected $64 billion in 2020 to more than $263 billion in 2025, according to Juniper Research.
European infrastructure company Cellnex signed agreements to acquire 24,600 telecoms towers and sites from CK Hutchison for €10 billion.
TikTok received a stay of execution as the US Department of Commerce blocked a ban on the social media app which was due to take effect 12 November.
The total revenue from digital sexual wellness content will surpass $950 million in 2025; rising from $323 million in 2020, according to Juniper Research.
The latest GSMA Intelligence report forecasts that there will be 52 million 5G connections across the CIS region by 2025, representing a 13% adoption rate.
Following the merger of T-Mobile US and Sprint, Deutsche Telekom’s key financials increased significantly in the thrid quarter of 2020.
IT spending in EMEA region is forecast to total $1.075 trillion in 2021, an increase of 2.8% from 2020, according to Gartner.
By 2023, 65% of the world’s population will have its personal data covered under modern privacy regulations, up from 10% in 2020, according to Gartner.
The entire eSports ecosystem has boomed in recent years, with more and more viewers tuning in to watch their favorite games being played by some of the best gamers in the world.
Infobip, a global cloud communications company, today announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Amdocs Inc. (NasdaqGS: DOX) to acquire OpenMarket, a leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to enterprises, for a gross cash amount of approximately $300 million. The transaction is expected to close following the receipt of customary regulatory approvals.
Nokia announced a new services deal with A1 Austria.
Apple introduced a new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by the it’s own revolutionary M1, the first in a family of chips designed by Apple specifically for the Mac. By far the most powerful chip Apple has ever made, M1 transforms the Mac experience. With its industry-leading performance per watt, together with macOS Big Sur, M1 delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU, up to 6x faster GPU, up to 15x faster machine learning (ML) capabilities, and battery life up to 2x longer than before. And with M1 and Big Sur, users get access to the biggest collection of apps ever for Mac. With amazing performance and remarkable new features, the new lineup of M1-powered Macs are an incredible value, and all are available to order today.
Video games service platforms, such as EA Play and PlayStation Now, will grow to an $11 billion sector by 2025, up from an estimated $6.6 billion this year, according to Juniper Research.
Regional systems integrator Combis presented its security expertise and launched the new 30SEC security service at the online event called 'Want to be safe in the virtual world?'.
Smartphone sales in China recovered slowly with 6% quarter-on-quarter growth in 3Q20, according to Counterpoint Research.
Even though traditional sports returned to television screens, eSports continued to enjoy popularity in 3Q20, according to SafeBettingSites.
The commercial use of 5G networks is starting in the world, and this was the opportunity to talk to Zhang Heng, CEO of Huawei Technologies Croatia, who points out that many applications are expected in various segments of the economy of smart manufacturing, remote health care, smart agriculture. He points out that 5G will have a big impact on fixed wireless access.
The Managing Board of Siemens has approved a special worldwide COVID payment to all employees except senior managers.
Huawei appealed Sweden’s exclusion from a forthcoming 5G auction.
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) tablet market surged in 3Q20 (+22.9% YoY) and reached 13.5 million units, according to IDC.
TIM and INWIT started a collaboration to deploy small cells in Italy’s major cities in order to make the mobile phone signal more performing and support the development of 5G.
The Town of Donja Stubica and the municipalities of Bistra and Dugopolje are part of the cities and municipalities which, as part of the WiFi4EU initiative, were awarded a voucher in the amount of €15,000.
5G will account for more than half of total mobile connections in North America, according to the latest ‘Mobile Economy North America 2020’ report from GSMA Intelligence.
Ericsson Nikola Tesla concluded a business deal worth almost HRK 370 million for implementation of the Central Software Platform for the Centralized e-Health System in Belarus.
Vodafone UK plans to deploy open RAN in 2,600 network sites by 2027.
Amazon Web Services will open an infrastructure region in Switzerland in the second half of 2022.
Consumers spent a total of $51.8 billion on the Apple App Store in the first nine months of 2020.
HMD Global leads the Counterpoint Research 2020 trust rankings based on the four pillars of software, security updates, build quality, and devices recommended for enterprises.
Ookla has recognized Hrvatski Telekom as one of the world's ten fastest mobile networks in 2020.
One of the largest domestic data centers, Altus IT, has changed its owner and is now part of Interxion: Digital Realty Company and operates under the name InterXion Croatia, and that was the reason for our conversation with the director Goran Đoreski.
The global smartphone market declined 4% year-on-year but grew 32% compared with the previous quarter to reach 366 million units in 3Q20, according to Counterpoint Research.
The worldwide smartphone market showed signs of improvement in the third quarter of 2020 with shipments declining just 1.3% year over year, according to preliminary data from the IDC.
In the third quarter of 2020, worldwide smartphone shipments reached 348.0 million units, at a 1% decline year on year, according to Canalys.
A years-long strategy to transform tablets into low-cost productivity devices is finally paying off, according to Strategy Analytics.
The worldwide tablet market delivered solid results in the third quarter of 2020 with 24.9% year-over-year growth and shipments totaling 47.6 million units, according to preliminary data from the IDC.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G was the world’s bestselling 5G smartphone model by revenue in the first half of 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.
In its third quarter of 2020 financial report, Nokia warns it faces a financially challenging 2021.
As a direct result of crises, Hrvatski Telekom total consolidated net revenue decreased by HRK 221 million or 3.9% in 9M 2020 compared to 9M 2019. The revenue decrease was caused by lower realization in mobile revenue (HRK 175 million or 6.7%), fixed revenue (HRK 138 million or 5.5%), and miscellaneous revenue (HRK 11 million or 93.5%) but was partially offset by higher System Solutions (HRK 103 million or 18.3%).
Hrvatski Telekom is the first to launch a commercial 5G network, which is the foundation of the future technological development of the economy and society. At the moment, the 5G network is available in areas of Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Osijek, Samobor and Sveta Nedelja. With 5G, Hrvatski Telekom is building a network of the future that will enable the connection and automation of numerous sensors, industrial devices, autonomous vehicles, drones, as well as the advances in telemedicine. In selected tariffs Hrvatski Telekom, without additional charges until June 10, 2021, offers all of its customers the possibility to use the 5G network, in by 5G covered areas and with use of a compatible 5G device.
US consumers will spend $190.47 billion this year on holiday eCommerce purchases, up 35.8% and representing an incremental $50.19 billion in sales vs. 2019, according to eMarketer.
The value of instant payments, where transactions are completed within ten seconds, will reach $18 trillion in 2025, up from $3 trillion in 2020; a growth of over 500%, according to Juniper Research.
UK regulator Ofcom pressed ahead with previously unveiled plans to forbid the sale of locked devices by operators.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the value of in-vehicle payments, where a payment is made via embedded vehicle systems, will reach $86 billion in 2025, up from just $543 million in 2020.
The development of conversational agents or chatbots that can engage in empathetic conversation with people has long been a goal of AI.
Worldwide spending on blockchain solutions is forecast to be $4.1 billion this year, an increase of more than 50% compared to 2019, according to IDC.
Intel's third-quarter revenue of $18.3 billion was above July expectations, down 4 percent year-over-year (YoY), the company said in a press release.
Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) banned operators taking part in a forthcoming 5G auction from using products made by Huawei and ZTE.
Deutsche Telekom and Stratospheric Platforms Limited (SPL) conducted the first successful demonstration of LTE/4G voice and data connectivity over a platform flying at the edge of the stratosphere and fully integrated into a commercial mobile network.
Three Western European nations are leaders in terms of 5G as a proportion of total smartphone sales in 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that global mobile business messaging traffic will increase by 10% this year to 2.7 trillion, up from 2.5 trillion last year.
Hrvatski Telekom has started implementing the most modern fiber-optic infrastructure in Mali Lošinj.
Chinese vendor Huawei unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Mate 40 series.
Telefonica might team with the private equity arm of German insurance company Allianz, with the aim of creating a joint venture to invest in network expansion across the country.
Infinet Wireless, together with its partner Flex, has successfully tested its Quanta 70 platform, pushing it to the limits in the most challenging conditions possible.
Ericsson turned to a profit and posted a revenue rise in the third quarter of 2020. The turnaround on a yearly basis was boosted by continued traction for its 5G portfolio including wins in China.
Verizon joined forces with Microsoft to create new ways for enterprises to accelerate the delivery of fast and secure 5G applications, benefiting from reliable and low latency connections.
Nvidia said the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking is using its accelerated computing platforms and architecture to build four new supercomputers.
The acceleration of consumer mobility preferences have rapidly shifted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to PwC.
Europeans have an average per capita purchasing power of €13,894 in 2020, according to GfK.
During the third quarter of 2020, IBM posted solid financial results with significant rise in revenue from cloud services.
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa tablet market grew by 23.8% YoY, reaching 11.9 million units in the second quarter of 2020, according to IDC.
There will be over 36 million connected sextech devices in use in 2020, rising from 19 million in 2019 and representing a growth of 87%, according to Juniper Research.
A new IBM Institute for Business Value study reveals less than 4 in 10 HR executives surveyed report they have the skills needed to achieve their enterprise strategy.
The European Commission once again postponed the deadline for completing an investigation of Google’s proposed $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit.
In its analysis of technical consumer goods markets, GfK expects the value of the market to remain strong, at last year’s level.
Senior executives continued to focus intensely on a second wave of coronavirus infections around the globe and the implications for managing work as a result, according to Gartner.
COVID-19 continues to hold European consumers firmly in its grip, according to GfK.
During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers, commercial clients, and schools scrambled to purchase mobile productivity devices once thought to be redundant, driving 27% year-on-year growth for notebook shipments, according to Strategy Analytics.
The smart home market in EMEA declined 7.2% in the second quarter of 2020, compared to the same period of the previous year, according to IDC.
Apple unveiled iPhone 12 family, the new generation of its well known smartphone and the first one enabled for fifth generation mobile networks.
New analysis by PwC shows Blockchain technology has the potential to boost global GDP by US$1.76 trillion over the next decade.
Ericsson and China Telecom have successfully completed China’s first 5G Standalone Ericsson Spectrum Sharing data call on a commercial network.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.4 million units in the third quarter of 2020, a 3.6% increase from the third quarter of 2019, according to preliminary results by Gartner.