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Monday, 30.05.2016, 13:42
In April 2016, 31,000 new mobile telephones, more than in any other month so far this year, were bought in Estonia, of which 19% were bought through internet sales channels, a survey by GfK Retail and Technology indicates, cites LETA/BNS.
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The Estonian cable TV and broadband provider Starman boosted its revenue to 14.4 million euros in the first quarter of 2016, informs LETA/BNS.
From now on, mobile phone operators will have to send SMS messages prepared by the Foreign Ministry to their clients in crisis situations, according to amendments to the Electronic Communications Law approved by Latvian Saeima in the final reading today, reports LETA.
Data acquired by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2015 52.8% of population aged 16 or over contacted with family (relatives) thereof (by phone, e-mail, regular mail, social media, etc.) at least once a week (daily or every week (not every day)) – 7.5 percentage points more than in 2006 (45.3%). Last year, 29.2% of population got together (met face-to-face) with family at least once a week – 7.8 percentage points less than in 2006.
Latvia loses approximately EUR 12 million in unpaid taxes because about 100,000 households use services of unauthorized television providers, Arnis Sauka, a researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, said at an event organized by No to Piracy in Latvia NGO, cites LETA.
A Vilnius court has dismissed an appeal filed by almost 30 Lithuanian re-broadcasters against the media watchdog's decision to ban only Russia-produced content of the Russian-language TV channel NTV Mir Lithuania, informs LETA/BNS.
Latvia's Lattelecom electronic services group closed 2015 with EUR 187.071 million in annual turnover, which declined 0.5% from a year before, while the group's profit rose 6.9% to EUR 32.15 million, reports LETA, according to the company's financial report available in Lursoft business database.