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Thursday, 24.04.2014, 17:04
BHC Laboratory, an Estonian company, won European Defence Agency's bid to organise a strategic cyber security exercise, reported BC Estonian defence ministry.
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On Wednesday, the international information and communications technology week "Estonian ICT Week 2014" starts, bringing top players of the field from across the world to Estonia, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
About one-half of the European Parliament candidates from Latvia are exposed to the risk of corruption, "Transparency International-Latvia's" (TI-L) Evija Goluba told reporters during a press conference at the Riga Central Market today, informs LETA.
According to the analysis of market research company GfK Retail and Technology, Estonians bought 29,200 new mobile phones in March 2014, 9,100 of them being ordinary and 20,100 smartphones, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
On April 22, 2014, the Board of the Lithuania-based telecommunications company TEO LT approved unaudited TEO LT consolidated interim financial statements, according to which the total revenue of TEO Group in January-March of 2014 was 169 million litas, a decrease by 7.2% over the total revenue of 183 million litas earned in the first three months of 2013, TEO Group said in a statement, cites LETA.
In comparison with 2012, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services export from Latvia grew by one-fifth in 2013, Signe Balina, president of Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association, informed LETA.
Estonian people have started to order a lot of goods from e-stores abroad and especially the amount of parcels arriving from China is posting records, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Wix, a global leader among website development platforms, has opened a new office in Vilnius. The plan is for the office to employ over 150 information technology (IT) specialists, informed LETA/ELTA, referring to the Vilnius City Municipality.
At the Boao Forum for Asia-2014 (BFA) one of the most promising projects of Kazakhstan – info-communicative platform G-Global and the Astana Economic Forum – was presented to the world public. BFA, the main task of which is to promote economic cooperation in the Asian region, has become an excellent platform for the presentation of Kazakhstan's initiatives.
Starting Monday, all people can review the financial situation and activities of the Estonian local municipalities at the Internet page riigiraha.fin.ee, the finance ministry announced, cites LETA.
Observing provisions of the Law on Electronic Communications, the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT) collected data of electronic communications operators on their activities of the 4th quarter of 2013. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2013, investments into electronic communications infrastructure grew by 46.1% in the 4th quarter of 2013 and amounted to LTL 120.39 million (EUR 34.9 million). Compared to 2012, the investments increased by 16.1% in 2013, the Communications Regulatory Authority said in a statement.
Telecommunications company Telia Latvija is experiencing serious technical problems today, LETA observed.
Latvian airline, airBaltic, will allow passengers to use their tablets, book readers, players, games and other personal electronic devices from gate to gate starting 18 April, informs BC Janis Vanags.
A new international player has arrived in the Baltic digital communications market. iProspect, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, has set up headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania, supported by experienced teams in both Estonia and Latvia., informs LETA/ELTA.
Former Skype's Estonian office head Tiit Paananen started working this week as a "residing businessman" in the state-owned Development Fund, LETA/Postimees Online reports.