News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • Polish cable operator Vectra acquires the local telco

    Vectra, the second-largest cable operator in Poland, made an acquisition of a competitive telecom provider, Limes, as reported by Telko.in. Limes has operated in the Tricity (Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot) market, which is also the domestic market of Vectra, since 1998. It supports individual clients,… »

  • Polish Sygnity trying to find new sources of revenue

    Sygnity, Polish IT service provider, generated PLN 423.1 million (€96.2m) in revenues in the financial year 2015/2016, ended 30 September (as compared to PLN 429.3 m, or €97.6m, in 2014/2015). Its net loss reached PLN 7.8 m (€1.8m), while a year earlier it was PLN 4.2 m (nearly… »

  • Spending on online advertising in Poland reached PLN2.5bn after 3Q2016

    In the first three quarters of 2016 the value of online advertising market in Poland exceeded PLN 2.5bn (almost €570m) and recorded a 17% y-o-y growth according to AdEx survey carried out by PwC on behalf of IAB Poland. Apart from e-mail marketing (which is still recording a downward trend)… »

  • Avast the most popular AV in Poland

    As much as 86% of Poles surveyed in December 2016 by ARC Market i Opinia declared that they had antiviruse software installed on their PCs. People from the older group (those aged 35 - 44 and 45 - 55) are more likely to use such software, while the difference in this respect between the youngest… »

  • Russia with 41m pay-TV users in 2016

    The Russian telecommunications market showed a slight increase last year, rising by 0.6% year-on-year, as reported by TMT-Consulting. According to the study, the value of the telecom market totalled RUB 1.597 trillion in 2016. However, the market growth is slowing down (in 2015 the market increased… »

  • Megafon and Tele2 Russia upgraded their geolocation services

    Russian mobile operators Megafon and Tele2 upgraded their geolocation services Radar and Geopoisk. Users of both services are now able to locate subscribers on the home network as well as customers of the other operator. The service can be used by downloading an application onto smartphones or… »

  • Megafon to buy majority stake in Mail.ru

    Russian mobile operator Megafon agreed to buy a controlling stake in internet group Mail.ru from billionaire Alisher Usmanov for $740 million. MegaFon plans to buy 33.4 million shares, equal to a 63.8% voting stake in the web company, according to a statement issued by the company. The price… »

  • Polish operators to focus on FTTH development

    In 2016, Polish operators (cable TV operator UPC Poland and telcos Orange Poland and Netia) announced that they plan to earmark nearly PLN 8bn (€1.8bn) for the development of high bandwidth networks (UPC ­– PLN 4bn, or €0.9bn, Orange – PLN 2.2bn, or €0.5bn and… »

  • Polish e-book market growing at 50% y-o-y

    Although e-books account for approximately 2-5% of the Polish book market, they are growing at the level of 50% y-o-y. It is estimated that the value of e-book market in Poland reached PLN 85m (€19.3m) in 2016, compared to PLN 60m (€13.6m) in 2015. The total value of book market in Poland… »

  • Every third technology startup in Poland sells SaaS

    The Startup Poland Foundation, a non-profit organization that represents Polish community of newly emerged companies, prepared a new report on Polish startups. Currently, there are over 2,600 companies in the foundation’s base, while the research (published in October 2016) covered the… »