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  • A record-breaking share of CEOs are optimistic about the economic environment worldwide, at least in the short term. That’s one of the key findings of PwC’s 21st survey of almost 1,300 CEOs around the world, launched today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. “CEOs’ optimism in the global economy is driven by the economic indicators being...
    30 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Fujitsu has confirmed reports that it's in talks with Polaris Capital Group on a possible sale of its mobile phone business. The company said no decision had been taken yet on the sale, according Telecompaper. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun reportedly earlier that the company could sell the  business for around JPY 50 billion to the...
    30 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare
  • The Telecompaper basket of European telecom stocks gained 0.9 percent last week (week 4). Sky (+4,6%) showed the best performance on the back of its semi-annual results and several product announcements. Investors apparently shrugged off the news of the UK regulator's decision to block the planned takeover by 21st Century Fox, on fears of Rupert Murdoch...
    29 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare
  •  Worldwide spending on blockchain solutions is forecast to reach $2.1 billion in 2018, more than double the $945 million spent in 2017, according to the inaugural Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC expects blockchain spending to grow at a robust pace over the 2016-2021 forecast period with a five-...
    26 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Global smartphone sales reached 397 million units in the fourth quarter, up 1 percent from the year before, according to the latest study from GfK. Demand was driven mainly by the Middle East and Africa, where sales jumped 8 percent, and Central & Eastern Europe, where they grew 7 percent. Meanwhile, the average price of smartphones worldwide (ASP)...
    25 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare
  • The European market for cybersecurity is not yet optimal, according to the Dutch Central Planning Bureau CPB in its report “Bottleneck in the market for cybersecurity. For network security, customers have to choose between relatively expensive but verifiable national products, or relatively cheap, but difficult to manage foreign packages, according...
    23 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Amazon, Verizon and a CBS-Viacom combination are in talks to acquire entertainment company Lionsgate, according to a Deadline report. Lionsgate – which owns the John Wick film franchise and produced the hit series Mad Men – captured around 8 percent of the US box office in 2017, helped by its USD 4.4 billion acquisition of the Starz premium channel in 2016...
    22 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Analysis by PwC shows that  the compound annual growth rate of defense spending will likely increase in 58 of 71 nations between 2017-2021, as nations respond to a complex global defense environment. PwC Global Defense Perspectives 2017 is the second analysis of defense spending, examining strategic influences and their impact on the present and future...
    19 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare
  • The Italian e-commerce sector continues to lag well behind the rest of Europe, with only 43 percent of internet users making at least one online purchase over the past year, according to data compiled by Eurostat. The figure compares unfavourably with the European average of 68 percent and is well behind top-ranked countries such as the UK (86%, double the...
    18 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Nokia said that it has been selected as sole supplier for its Cloud Native Packet Core for the whole Telia Company in the Nordic and Baltic regions, covering Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia and Lithuania. It said this will serve the demands of enhanced mobile broadband and enable Telia to increase the automation of service introduction and...
    18 Ianuarie 2018/ Continuare

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