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UK Public Sector Telecoms & IT boost from Brexit?

A new report from benchmark-it provides a background to developments in the UK Telecoms & IT market with conclusions made on the advantage to the industry of Brexit uncertainties. Report author Rob Pritchard observes: “Business is fed up with Government … Continue reading

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Middle East growth in online transactions with entertainment fastest growing sector

New research from Payfort on seven Arab countries found a 22% increase in online transactions in 2016. “In 2016 the entertainment industry for Egypt and KSA and UAE and Jordan and Kuwait and Qatar and Lebanon reached a combined size … Continue reading

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Majaloop: Helping the unbanked with new Open-Source software

Majaloop: Helping the unbanked with new Open-Source software released by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – 16 October 2017 The Gates Foundation released software designed to create payment platforms to help individuals and companies in the developing world to access … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrency market expected to reach USD 2,902 million by 2023

The cryptocurrency market was valued at USD 541.0 million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 2,902.0 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 32.31% between 2017 and 2023 according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets:  Cryptocurrency Market by … Continue reading

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Connected Driving Experiences and Robotics showcased at GITEX Technology

Etisalat launched future technology with it’s ‘Driving the Digital Future’ at the GITEX Technology Week  October 2017 “Etisalat aims to create an unforgettable presence at GITEX Technology Week by showcasing a remarkable array of innovations and concepts driven by its … Continue reading

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OTT TV episode & movie revenues to reach $83 billion in 2022

Online TV episode and movie revenues for 138 countries will reach $83 billion in 2022; more than double the $37 recorded billion in 2016. The Global OTT TV & Video Forecasts report estimates that $9 billion will be added in … Continue reading

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Biometrics as a Service Market Worth 2,972.8 Million USD by 2022

The growing demand for biometric authentication under various government initiatives and regulations has fuelled the adoption of biometrics-as-a-service solutions is explored in a new report from Marketsandmarkets:  Biometrics as a Service Market by Modality Type, Application, Deployment Model, Organization Size, … Continue reading

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4T4R RRUs to capture 37% share by 2021

Shipments of remote radio units (RRU) and antenna radio systems (ARS) dropped by 8% in 2016, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Market Analysis and Forecast, 2017-2021 1st Edition.” “We are excited to … Continue reading

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Finland: FICORA received 81 applications for terrestrial TV programming licences

The current programming licences in the Finnish terrestrial television network expire at the start of 2017. In January 2016 FICORA published an invitation to apply for programming licences for a 10-year period starting in 2017. The application round finished on … Continue reading

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Mobilink maintains lead in Pakistan mobile market end-March 2016

The Pakistan Telecom Authority has released its mobile subscriber market data for March 2016 on 20 April 2016. Mobilink remains the dominant player with some 38.12 million mobile subscribers at the end of March 2016. up from 33.99 million at … Continue reading

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