Croatian telecom market is changing toward new investments into optical networks reaching the EU Agenda 2020. For years we have been operating in challenging market conditions dictated by the economic and political situation and decreasing the purchasing power of citizens, said in the interview for ICTbusiness.info CEO of Croatian Telecom Davor Tomašković.
Telia Carrier announced that it has established a new network Point-of-Presence at the OJUS Cable Landing Station in Hollywood Florida. The new network infrastructure provides resilient network options for customers wishing diverse connectivity to the Nap of the Americas in Miami and Equinix MI3 in Boca Raton as well as Telia Carrier’s top-ranked global IP backbone, AS1299.
Reaching EU connectivity objectives is estimated to require €500 billion investment over the coming decade. This money will largely have to come from private sources. However, under current investment trends, there is likely to be a €155 billion investment shortfall.
According to Vipnet’s CEO Jiří Dvorjančanský, Croatian market is highly unbalanced, where one operator generates more than 75% of the profit, and this is a difficult environment for alternative operators. In his opinion consolidation on the market is inevitable especially in the situation where wholesale pricing does not leave enough space for alternative operators.
This week AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated announce the formation of the “5G Automotive Association.” The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. The goal is to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation.
Findings from a new study completed for the European Commission has identified a potential annual benefit to its member states of €113.1 billion annually as early as 2025 from deploying 5G, with trickle-down benefits from 5G investment totaling as much as €141 billion.
Telefonica SA is scrambling to rescue the initial public offering of infrastructure unit Telxius Telecom SA amid insufficient demand for the shares, according to people familiar with the matter, according to Bloomberg.
Samsung Electronics Co. apologized to Chinese customers after new complaints about combusting Note 7 smartphones spurred doubts about their safety, as outrage grows over its decision to exclude the country from a global recall, according to Bloomberg.
New study from juniper research has found that new in-vehicle infotainment services such as apple carplay and android auto will generate large amounts of new cellular m2m data traffic. Over the next five years, this will account for up to 98% of all m2m data traffic.
At this time the Croatian Competition Agency is unable to respond further to the request from ICTbusiness.info related to the merger H1 Telekom Optima Telekom, was written in the answer by the agency to questions from ICTbusiness.info, Croatian web portal.