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  • The Dutch market for fixed broadband internet rose by only 0.1 percent in the second quarter, half of what it grew in the first quarter, according to Telecompaper’s Dutch Broadband 2017 Q2 report. The number of connections went to 7.35 million. Cable grew, but less strongly than in Q1. Demand was the exact opposite for fibre. For full-year 2017, the market...
    05 Septembrie 2017/ Continuare
  • Catalin Itu will take over as Managing Director of UPC DTH starting 01 October. Michael Lee will be leaving the company after many years at Liberty Global, and since 2013 as CEO of UPC DTH, according Telecompaper. Itu (photo) is currently Vice President of Sales and Operations at UPC DTH. He has extensive operations, sales, marketing, brand development,...
    04 Septembrie 2017/ Continuare
  • The German smart home market will triple by 2022 to a value of EUR 4.3 billion, according to a study by industry group Eco verband and Arthur D Little, released at the IFA show in Berlin. The research predicts a CAGR for the market of 26.4 percent over the five years to 2022, according Telecompaper. The most promising segments of the market are energy...
    04 Septembrie 2017/ Continuare
  • Sony has announced three new smartphones at the Ifa show in Berlin. The Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact will launch worldwide at the end of September with Android 8 Oreo, for respectively EUR 699 and EUR 599, while the Xperia XA1 Plus will launch later this autumn for EUR 349, according Telecompaper. The XZ1 is Sony's latest premium device, running the...
    01 Septembrie 2017/ Continuare
  • SolarWinds MSP acquired SpamExperts, a provider of email security products deployed in the cloud or on-premises, with services for incoming (spam and virus) filtering, outgoing filtering, and email archiving, according Telecompaper. Launched in 2005 and based in Amsterdam, SpamExperts provided SaaS-based mail protection and mail archiving services for MSPs...
    31 August 2017/ Continuare
  • Amazon and Microsoft have agreed to allow their voice-controlled digital assistants - called respectively Alexa and Cortana - to speak with each other. This means customers with a Windows device running Cortana will be able to control their Amazon Echo or other devices running Alexa, and vice versa, according Telecompaper. Alexa customers will be able to...
    31 August 2017/ Continuare
  • The global smartphone market will continue growing until at least 2021, driven by more first-time users and consumers replacing their phones around every two years, according to a new forecast from IDC. After the first year of single-digit growth in unit shipments in 2016, the smartphone market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3 percent in the five years...
    30 August 2017/ Continuare
  • China Telecom plans to trial 5G networks in six cities across the country. "We are deeply devoted to engaging in 5G standard formulation and technology trial runs while proactively exploring and researching the networking plan for the evolution from 4G," the company said, according Telecompaper. China Telecom will carry out field trials in six cities, as...
    29 August 2017/ Continuare
  • The Indian Commerce Ministry has established a task force to study the possibilities of using artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate economic transformation, The Econmic Times reports, citing an unnamed government representative. The 18-member task force will include experts, academics, researchers and industry leaders and will study possible uses of...
    28 August 2017/ Continuare
  • Telekom Romania announces the availability at pre-order of the new smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note8, whose delivery will begin on September 15, 2017. With a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED tactile screen, at a 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, Samsung Galaxy Note8 can be used also with the help of an S Pen stylus, according telekom...
    25 August 2017/ Continuare

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