• Semtech and Ceske Radiokomunikace deploying smart metering

    Semtech and Ceske Radiokomunikace deploying smart metering Ceske Radiokomunikace (CRa), which specialises in television and radio broadcasting and offers telecommunications services for the B2B and wholesale segment, has recently implemented LoRa-based IoT solution, dedicated for smart metering in the Czech Republic. The solution has been tested for several months. The technological partner of CRa with… »

  • Polish SMEs replace desktops every four years

    Polish SMEs replace desktops every four years A PC replacement cycle at Polish small and medium-sized companies varies between two and five years depending on a hardware type, or so we are to be believed by Lenovo. Besides netbooks (replaced every 2.1 years), which have practically disappeared from the market, SMEs most often buy notebooks (replaced every 3.2 years). Lenovo claims that the… »

  • Cloud essential for 37% of Russians

    Cloud essential for 37% of Russians According to a survey carried out by GfK, 37% Russians declare a strong need to store data in a public cloud. During the survey, respondents were asked to agree or disagree if they consider it essential to access or store photos, documents, music and other content in the cloud. In Russia, 37% of those surveyed “entirely” or… »

  • Decision makers in micro and small companies – mini focus groups

    Decision makers in micro and small companies – mini focus groups Our client wanted to improve their telecommunications services and to introduce new ones, geared towards business clients. In order to achieve this, the company wanted to get a thorough understanding of the IT environment in which B2B customers work, and also to learn about the needs and expectations of micro and small companies in Poland.  »

Expert view

Mandatory registration of prepaid cards in Poland

Paweł Olszynka
Head IT&Telecoms Analyst, PMR

Mandatory registration of prepaid cards is approaching inexorably in Poland. The need to register a SIM is an implication of the anti-terror law which has just been signed by the Polish President. This means, of course, the end of anonymous SIM cards - all of them will now have to be assigned to a specific customer. When buying such a card revealing personal details, including PESEL number, will be required. Importantly, cards for minors will have to be bought… »

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Browse through our extensive data and information concerning IT market value, segments, events, forecasts and key players. Take advantage of PMR’s reports on emerging trends and opportunities for software, IT hardware and IT services.

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Telecommunications market

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Examine how the mobile and fixed-line telecommunication market and the IT market segments are changing in Slovakia. »


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PMR’s glossary describes IT and telecoms terminology and reveals the meanings of important sector abbreviations. You can find out:

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  • what the key characteristics of cloud computing are
  • what are the various types of data centre operators
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  • what differentiates private versus public clouds
  • what criteria are used in tier classification of data centres.