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Iran introduces internet fair usage policy

The Iranian telecommunication ministry, in collaboration with Communication Regulatory Authority, has introduced a mandatory landline Internet Fair Usage Policy, which will be enforced from 01 December, reports Financial Tribune. Through the newly introduced system Fair Internet Usage, or FUP, each landline ISP is required to announce a bandwidth cap for different Internet speeds before 01 December. According to online database…

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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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Turkcell created Lifecell: brand which will eliminate plans consisting of minutes and SMS

Following the launch of the LTE-Advanced technology in Turkey last year, users, especially young users, began to more broadly use Internet to meet all of their communication needs. Turkcell created Lifecell as Turkey’s new digital brand to meet all of its customers’ communication needs, including calls, entirely over the Internet. Offering advantages of the endless digital world, Lifecell will eliminate…

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Smartphone users on Wi-Fi drive most website traffic

Smartphones are responsible for significant web traffic growth, and a surprising amount of it is on Wi-Fi, not mobile networks Web visits from desktops and tablets have declined dramatically, says Adobe Digital Insights in Adobe Mobile Trends Refresh — Q2 2017. The device people are using: their smartphone. And the majority of that device’s traffic is arriving via Wi-Fi connections, not mobile…

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Smartphones are preferred method to access the internet for UK users

In 2017, for the first time, smartphones will be the preferred method to access the Internet among adults in the UK, according to research firm eMarketer’s latest time spent forecast. Adults in the UK will spend 1 hour 59 minutes a day on their smartphone, eclipsing their daily time spent on desktops and laptops by 1 minute. And eMarketer expects…

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France, Germany to propose new tax on internet giants

France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire…

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How much Europeans use social networks?

In the EU, 63% of internet users aged between 16-74 used social networks in 2016. Among the Member States, this share was highest in Hungary (83%), Malta (82%) and Belgium (80%). Among younger people aged 16 to 24 years, almost 9 in 10 internet users in the EU participated in social networks (88%). This share ranged from 77% in France and 80%…

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Almost 75% of German companies uses social media

Almost three quarters (73%) of German companies are active on social media, according to a survey executed for German ICT federation Bitkom. The survey found that all businesses with more than 500 employees are active on social media and of the businesses with between 100 and 500 employees 88% is active on social media, which drops to 68 percent for…

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How are EU businesses using internet and social media?

In 2016, 8 out of 10 internet users in the EU searched online for information about goods or services. As a response, businesses (at least 10 people employed) are increasing their internet presence, for example by having a website, using social media or targeted advertising. 24 % of EU businesses with a website offer online ordering or booking In the EU, 80 % of businesses with internet access had…

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