News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • Printer hardware shipments to CEE decreased by 3% in Q3 2016

    Printer hardware unit shipments to Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) declined in Q3 2016 by only 3% y-o-y, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT analyst. This decrease followed a particularly strong performance of +22% in the previous quarter. Quarterly unit shipments to countries… »

  • Discovery buys 21.5% shares in Metro TV

    Discovery Poland purchased a significant number of shares from Agora, the parent company of Metro TV station, as reported by Rzeczpospolita. In total, the deal cost PLN 14 million (€3.2m). Discovery purchased 860 shares of Green Content (the company that owns the broadcast licence for Metro TV… »

  • Polish game producers will receive PLN 116m from government

    The grants for Polish game industry within the first GameINN competition, organized by the National Centre for Research and Development were allocated. The funds in the total of PLN 115.8 million were distributed among 38 projects (while 72 applications were submitted). It was CD Projekt which… »

  • Akamai's State of the internet Q3 2016 report

    Akamai has recently published its State of the internet Q3 2016 report, including the data gathered from across Akamai Intelligent Platform. The report covers internet connection speeds and broadband adoption across both mobile and fixed networks. When it comes to the fixed-line networks in the CEE… »

  • Outsourcing a significant part of IT security policy for large companies in Poland

    Knowledge and experience of IT specialists as well as cost optimization are the main advantages of outsourcing mentioned by the representatives of large companies in Poland (employing more than 250 people) in the study commissioned by Orange Polska and conducted by ICAN Research. Nearly half… »

  • Orange would consider bid for Canal+

    French telco and pay TV operator Orange would consider buying Canal+ if Vivendi offers it for sale. Orange CEO Stephane Richard said that the operator could be interested in buying the cable TV provider (which is also present on the Polish market). Canal+ is currently struggling in its domestic… »

  • UPC increases upload speed to 60 Mb/s for business customers

    UPC Poland, part of Liberty Global group, announced that it will increase the possible upload speed up to 60 Mb/s (with the download speed at 600 Mb/s) within the services for business customers. The operator will offer this bandwidth under the Business Internet 600/60 service. At the beginning it… »

  • Polish Nelro Data with PLN 1bn sales revenue

    The consolidated revenues of Nelro Data, Polish consumer electronics distributor, amounted to PLN 1.015 billion (€225.6m) in the period from January to November 2016. At the same time, the company generated PLN 22.19m (€4.9m) net profit. NT Group, a separate entity operating in the retail… »

  • Poland: The sales of desktops fell by 7% in 2016

    In the first half of 2016, the demand for notebooks fell by 10% y-o-y in Poland, and the number fell further in the third quarter. The deterioration of the results was also noted by desktop suppliers, yet the decline in the whole segment was minimal, thanks to an increase in the sales of white box… »

  • 10% of Poles want to purchase gifts via a smartphone or tablet

    Polish respondents who took part in the Deloitte Holiday Survey 2016 declared that they would spend 37% of the budget allocated to gifts in online stores. This is the second highest result among the surveyed countries. The higher percentage was achieved only by Germany (48%). At the same time, the… »