According to plans for the “digital economy of the Russian Federation”, the government aims to have reliable 5G communication in all the major cities of Russia by 2024. In line with this plan, five major Russian telecom operators are planning on launching 5G commercially in 2020.
US cable company Comcast has acquired Dutch company Metrological, whose cloud-based application platform integrates over-the-top content into the pay-TV experience. Comcast’s move highlights the growing opportunity for carriers to create go-to hubs for customers who want all their content collected in one place.
Pay-TV household penetration in Mexico will reach 56.9% by year-end 2019, the second-highest in Latin America with 17.7 percentage points above the Latin America average.
The Polish telecom regulator, UKE, is planning to auction the 3.4-3.8GHz bandwidth frequencies, which are dedicated to the construction of the 5G networks in Poland.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus Technology is making inroads into the US market over other Chinese rivals who are struggling to gain entry. OnePlus benefits from a small product line that allows it to streamline its resources to offer better support.
Between October and December 2019 the BBC and ITV will launch their new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, BritBox, across the UK.
Apple unveiled its iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max at a keynote event recently.
In its early days, when IT was overly fond of technical jargon, magazine features and advertisements were overflowing with terms such as “megabytes per second” and “POSIX compliance”, much to the delight IT practitioners.
As concerns over data privacy, IT and network security continue to grow, a recent survey of information security professionals shows a growing demand for tighter security regulations.
Infrastructure giant VMware is feeling the pinch from application modernisation technology’s biggest threat, Kubernetes.
The video-sharing platform has effectively backed the ad-supported business model by putting its most successful original show, Cobra Kai, in front of the paywall. YouTube announced the move weeks ago, as new subscription services set to launch by Disney and Apple will make competition unbearable in an already saturated market.
The West Bank technology startup ecosystem is in its early stage but maturing.
Numbrs Personal Finance AG, a Zurich-based financial technology (fintech) company, backed by the sovereign wealth fund Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), has reached $1bn in valuation making it Europe’s latest unicorn, news agency Bloomberg has reported.
This year has already seen more than 14 telcos launch commercial 5G services globally, with launches concentrated in the US, Western Europe, developed Asia and the Persian Gulf.
In February 2019, Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya announced plans to merge their Kenya telecom services into a joint venture to be called Airtel-Telkom.
The European Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) market is highly competitive, with an increasing number of global and local players competing for market share. Securing the right content is a key element for companies looking to succeed in the over-the-top (OTT) video space.
Lesson Nine GmbH, the company behind the Babbel language app, is expanding into travel bookings, diversifying its product offering to language learners.
Software manufacturers are leaping on the idea of containerisation as a quick route to true cross-cloud compatibility; however, enterprise buyers need to be aware that there is a huge difference between compatibility and capability.
In the realm of AI, Huawei is readying itself to go head to head with global leaders, including Google and Amazon.
Netflix has established itself as the global leader in online video streaming.
A new privacy regulation similar to Europe’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is looming for companies doing business in California, as that state’s Consumer Privacy Act takes effect at the beginning of 2020.
IT vendors are all addicted to the subscription model, but can it survive an economic downturn?
With increased smartphone prices and reduced innovation between device generations, people are holding on to their phones longer.
US telcos are employing a cross-network number verification approach to fight phone scam and robocalling, but the solution is far from a silver bullet.
Pay-TV household penetration in the Americas reached 53.2% at the end of 2018, behind Central & Eastern Europe (71.2%), Asia-Pacific (67.4%), and Western Europe (62.5%), but above the global average, which stood at 55.3% for the same period.
Fixed and cable operators are increasingly delivering 1 Gbps services to residences thanks to new fibre buildouts as well as technologies that can squeeze more capacity out of legacy copper-based solutions.
To meet ever-growing consumer data demands and offer new digital products and services, European telcos are strongly investing in high-speed fibre broadband.
Total mobile subscriptions in Argentina will reach 61.3 million by year-end 2019, and will account for 8.4% of the region’s total mobile subscriptions.
Fixed broadband adoption in Kenya is relatively low, with a 0.54% penetration of the population, despite efforts under the 2013-2017 national broadband strategy.
With early deployments of 5G now underway in the US, it is becoming clear that all 5G is not created equal and performance thus far varies wildly depending on operator, city and spectrum being used.