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EU residents aware of roaming changes, but majority still restrict usage

A large majority of EU residents are aware of the end to roaming charges since 15 June and many are using their phones more abroad as a result, according to the first survey by Eurostat since ‘roam like at home’ started. The survey conducted at the end of August across all 28 EU states found that 71 percent of people are aware…

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Croatia, broadband market overview

At the end of June 2016, Croatia continued to lag behind the EU average in all coverage combination categories on both national and rural levels. The difference in Croatian coverage compared to the EU average was negligible in terms of the overall broadband and fixed broadband combinations, but more notable when NGA broadband availability was examined. By mid-2016, 59.9% of all Croatian households and…

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Belgium, broadband market overview

As in previous years, Belgium outperformed the EU average in terms of broadband coverage for all technology combination categories. Given the high broadband coverage levels achieved in previous years, it is unsurprising that there were no substantial changes in broadband coverage levels during the twelve months to the end of June 2016. The only notable change was a 1.9 percentage point increase in rural…

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Rakuten spins off domestic MVNO business

Rakuten announced a board decision to spin off the domestic MVNO business that Plus One Marketing (POM) operates. As part of the absorption-type company split, POM is the splitting company and Rakuten is the successor company. Rakuten plans to deliver JPY 520 million to POM as a consideration of the company split. Since the start of Rakuten Mobile services as…

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Austria, broadband market overview

In the twelve months to June 2016, overall broadband coverage in Austria remained slightly below the EU average, both nationally and in rural areas. Fixed broadband coverage was relatively unchanged during the period and continued to be above the EU average by nearly 2 percentage points at a both national and rural level. NGA coverage remained stable, rising less than 0.5 percentage points,…

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Microsoft sparks up Ignite with fresh Azure, Skype for Business, Office 365 features

Microsoft is showing at its annual Ignite show how cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), mixed reality and quantum computers can be used to develop the future of business and address pressing global issues. The company also made a number of announcements showing how it is incorporating cloud, AI and quantum computers into its products. The company said it has created a…

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Three frontrunners in Belgian market phone systems

Numerous changes in the field of fixed-telephony communications solutions have been witnessed in recent years. Fixed telephony services continue to increase in popularity, Voice over IP has become the standard and the number of parties supplying their own hardware to end users is declining as a result of acquisitions. Three parties in the field of fixed telephony communications solutions within…

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Apple, Samsung dominate business smartphone market in NL

Around 43 percent of all business smartphones surveyed by Computer Profile during the past 6 months at Dutch company sites with 50 or more employees are Apple iPhones. This means it continues to be the most popular smartphone in this target group. Samsung accounts for more than a third of all business smartphones. Blackberry, which in 2012 was the market…

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Starhome Mach gets multi-mln EUR purchase order

Starhome Mach selected once again for the Group’s clearing business and for a real-time service to enable subscribers to control mobile expense Roaming and IoT connectivity provider Starhome Mach was awarded a project by a major telecommunication operator group for a service that enables the operator’s subscribers to monitor and control their mobile device expenditures. The group also renewed its…

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McAfee Labs Report Sees Cyberattacks Target Healthcare and Social Media Users

McAfee Inc. today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2017, which examines the rise of script-based malware, suggests five proven threat hunting best practices, provides an analysis of the recent WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks, assesses reported attacks across industries, and reveals growth trends in malware, ransomware, mobile malware, and other threats in Q2 2017. McAfee Labs saw healthcare surpass public…

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