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VKontakte launches local news line in Kazakhstan

Published 10 Jul 2020 17:08 CET | Kazakhstan

Russian social network VKontakte has launched a line of local news in Kazakhstan. Residents of Kazakhstan can access the news line from their PCs and handsets, as well as ...

Over half of German smartphone users want to use Corona warning app permanently - survey

Published 10 Jul 2020 17:05 CET | Germany

More than half (53%) of smartphone users in Germany want to use the Corona warning app permanently, according to a survey carried out by digital association Bitkom in July. ...

Huber+Suhner expects 16% percent decline in net sales for H1

Published 10 Jul 2020 16:40 CET | Switzerland

Huber+Suhner said it expects a 16 percent decline in net sales year-on-year for the first half of the year. Net sales for the half will be just on level with the second half ...

Swisscom extendsIT management contracts with cantonal banks

Published 10 Jul 2020 16:18 CET | Switzerland

Swisscom said it has extended for five more years its contract with the Cantonal Bank of Aargau, Cantonal Bank of Basel and Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank, to manage parts ...

AEP and SIA inks launch contactless payments on Turin metro and buses

Published 10 Jul 2020 15:52 CET | Italy

Italian public transport e-ticketing specialist AEP has teamed up with payment technology services provider SIA to launch contactless payment on buses and metro trains at GTT ...

Spain's Republica Movil unveils first convergent plans from EUR 29

Published 10 Jul 2020 15:20 CET | Spain

Spanish operator Republica Movil (an Orange Spain brand) has announced the upcoming launch of its first fibre-only and convergent (fibre + mobile) plans in 15 million homes ...

Italian industrial production up 42% in May, still down 20% year on year

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:53 CET | Italy

Italy's industrial production soared by 42.1 percent in May compared to April, when it plunged 19.1 percent due to the government's stringent lockdown measures to curb the ...

Covid-19 pandemic halts double-digit growth of smart home devices in Europe

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:44 CET | Europe

The smart home market grew 3.8 percent in Q1 compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to research by International Data Corporation (IDC). The market ...

Moldova consults on management of .md top-level domain

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:41 CET | Moldova, Republic of

Moldova's telecom authority Anrceti opened a public consultation on the draft decision on the approval of the regulation on the management of the .md top-level domain. The ...

Orange to implement squeeze-out of Business & Decision shares

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:29 CET | France, World

Orange, via its Orange Business Services subsidiary, said that it will implement a squeeze-out procedure for any remaining shares of Business & Decision it does not own, at a ...

Fastweb giving away daily EUR 100 Ikea and supermarket vouchers in summer contest

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:24 CET | Italy

Italian operator Fastweb is offering customers signed up to its LiveFast rewards programme the opportunity to win a daily EUR 100 gift card at Ikea and Square Supermarket ...

Sopra Steria agrees acquisition of Sodifrance

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:23 CET | France

IT services group Sopra Steria has signed an agreement to buy a controlling interest in rival Sodifrance, corresponding to 94.03 percent of the company's share capital. This ...

Safaricom's M-Pesa foundation distributes PPE in 7 counties

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:19 CET | Kenya

Safaricom's M-Pesa Foundation has partnered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) to supply over 3,000 healthcare workers with personal ...

Belgian bank KBC buys football rights for mobile apps

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:17 CET | Belgium

Belgian bank KBC has purchased some mobile Belgian football rights. The bank has for the next five seasons acquired the exclusive rights to show mobile clips during the ...

IHS Nigeria, TechQuest partner to bring STEM training to 1,000 teachers and pupils

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:14 CET | Nigeria

Mobile telecommunication infrastructure provider IHS Nigeria has partnered with TechQuest STEM Academy to facilitate the training of 1000 teachers and pupils in July as part ...

Greek telecom authority publishes report on open internet access for 2019-2020

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:10 CET | Greece

Greek telecom authority EETT published the 'Open report internet 2019-2020 (Ekthesis aniktou diadiktiou 2019-2020)', its fourth annual report on the application of the ...

Norwegian govt says mobile must complement fibre on cost grounds to reach universal broadband coverage

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:07 CET | Norway

Norway's Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation has published a 26-page report that it commissioned from Analysys Mason estimating investment costs and public ...

Chile extends Covid-19 'solidarity plans', adds new benefits

Published 10 Jul 2020 14:01 CET | Chile

Chile's Transport and Telecommunications Ministry MTT and telecommunications regulator Subtel announced that the special plans made available by the country's operators to ...

Google adds Routines in Dutch to Google Assistant

Published 10 Jul 2020 13:55 CET | Netherlands

Google has activated Routines for its Dutch version of Google Assistant. This will let users set commands themselves, for example, to operate smart lighting or other smart ...

Mexico's Totalplay adds Paramount+ and Noggin to TV offer

Published 10 Jul 2020 13:49 CET | Mexico

ViacomCBS Networks Americas has reached a deal with Mexican operator Totalplay (Grupo Salinas) to add its Paramount+ and Noggin SVOD platforms to the latter's TV offer. ...

Tele Greenland and fisheries warn sailors to avoid damaging submarine cable

Published 10 Jul 2020 13:29 CET | Greenland

Tele-Post Greenland has joined forces with fishing trawler operators Royal Greenland, Polar Seafood and fishing and hunting association KNAPK to call on sailors to mind the ...

Elisa says Covid-19 pandemic highlights importance of traditional customer service phone lines

Published 10 Jul 2020 13:19 CET | Finland

Finnish operator Elisa said the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that customer service via telephone still plays an essential role. The number of voice calls to local ...

Hexatronic Q2 sales rise but dented by Covid-19, effects start to ebb away

Published 10 Jul 2020 12:43 CET | Sweden, World

Swedish equipment vendor Hexatronic said it estimates that Covid-19 will dent second quarter sales by between SEK 40 million and SEK 50 million, adding that the negative ...

EU sees 80% rise in security breaches at trust services in 2019

Published 10 Jul 2020 12:13 CET | Europe

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (Enisa) said the number of security breaches at trust service providers rose significantly by around 80 percent last year. A total ...

YouTube not required to give out private info of illegal uploaders in the EU

Published 10 Jul 2020 12:09 CET | Europe

YouTube does not have to give the private information of people who illegally upload movies from its video platform, the European Court of Justice said in a ruling. Copyright ...

 

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