Bluetooth key growth driver on mobile audio market

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According to GfK. Manufacturers increasingly market their devices as fashion accessories with different color designs, a total of 1.6 million Bluetooth speakers were sold in Germany between April 2014 and March 2015, which equates to a growth of 102%. The market for radio sets developed positively in the first quarter of this year and increased by almost 10% year-on-year; the …

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Romania voice, data market to reach USD 4.2 bln in 2019

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According to local news agency Agerpres citing estimates by local operator Euroweb, the market for voice and data services in Romania will reach a value of USD 4.2 billion in 2019. In 2014, revenues totaled about USD 3.7 billion. The new products and services to be launched by telecom operators in the coming period will allow them to secure their …

EditorRomania voice, data market to reach USD 4.2 bln in 2019

Get accounts for 40% of 2014 broadband market growth

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Norwegian fixed line operator Get stated it accounted for 40% of net broadband market growth in 2014, citing Nkom’s recent annual report on the sector. This is the seventh year in a row that it has the largest growth of any broadband company in Norway, stated TDC-owned Get. It stated 42% of the 73,008 new broadband customers last year were Get subscribers. Get …

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Italian utility fibre rollout plan to cost EUR 3 bln

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Employing the infrastructure of utility company Enel to install fibre-optic cables in millions of Italian households would cost a maximum of EUR 3 billion, a fifth of the government’s current estimates, according to Enel CEO Francesco Starace. The company has already written to the country’s communications regulator AgCom with an offer to help roll out a national fibre-optic broadband network …

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CRTC to start measuring broadband speeds

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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has invited Canadians to participate in a project to measure the performance of their home broadband services. The CRTC is collaborating with major ISPs and market researcher SamKnows on the project. Up to 6,200 volunteers are sought to use a “Whitebox” connected to their modem or router that logs their internet speeds at …

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Telenor Group renews pact with UNI global trade union

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Telenor Group said it has renewed an agreement with UNI, a global trade union that represents 20 million service sector workers around the world. The agreement gives a platform for dialogue between UNI and Telenor on fundamental labour rights. It renews their initial Global Agreement, which was signed in 2013. The 2 parties will continue to meet at least once a …

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Huawei to open USD 120 mln data centre in Malaysia in June

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Huawei will open a data centre in Malaysia by mid-June. Called the ‘Asia Pacific Digital Cloud Exchange’, the facility will be located in Nusajaya, Iskandar. Overall investments in the project are estimated to reach USD 120 million (MYR 430 million). Asia Pacific Digital Cloud Exchange is a partnership between Huawei and Telekom Malaysia, The Malaysian Reserve reports, citing Huawei Southern Pacific …

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TeliaSonera invests in Swedish IoT company Springworks

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TeliaSonera stated it is investing in Swedish Internet of Things (IoT) company Springworks to broaden its M2M and IoT portfolio with new capabilities. TeliaSonera stated Springsworks is an innovative company that has pioneered building smart human interfaces for IoT services, and has developed a cloud-based data analytics platform to harness the insights generated by the technology. The market for IoT services is …

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Vodafone Germany offers 50% off Red tariffs for 1st 6 months

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Vodafone Germany is offering a 50 percent discount on its Red tariffs during the first six months of a 24-month contract to customers subscribing by 18 June, as reported by tariftipp.de. This promotion applies for SIM-only contracts as well as for tariffs in combination with a smartphone. As a result, the Samsung Galaxy S6 with 64 GB costs the same …

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European online ad market up 12% to EUR 30.7 bln in 2014

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IAB Europe announced that online advertising grew 11.6% to a market value of EUR 30.7 billion in 2014. IAB Europe’s AdEx Benchmark research showed that online advertising achieved double digit growth for a fifth consecutive year. All markets participating in the study recorded positive growth and 20 markets grew double-digit. Mobile and video ad spend continued on their strong growth curves …

EditorEuropean online ad market up 12% to EUR 30.7 bln in 2014