Neil is a sought-after frequently-quoted Industry Analyst with a wide spectrum of rich multifunctional experience. He is a knowledgeable, adept, and accomplished strategist. In the last 11 years he has offered expert strategic advice that has been highly regarded across different industries especially in telecom. Prior to Counterpoint, Neil worked at Strategy Analytics as a Senior Analyst (Telecom). Neil also had an opportunity to work with Philips Electronics in multiple roles. He is also an IEEE Certified Wireless Professional with a Master of Science (Telecommunications & Business) from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
Recent Articles

iPhone 6, 6 Plus & Stockouts

Oct 04, 2014| By | Category: smartphones

The Apple aura and iPhone enthusiasm has been steadily growing year after year and at a much faster pace than the incremental features, specs Apple brings to the shelves every fall. But the incremental updates have been (so far) (& more than) enough to help create meaningful experiences and consistently build the Apple mania. After the iPhone 5 launch in 2012, the negative sentiment for iPhone rose for the more

Google Android One: Tighter Control & Mass-ive Scaling

Sep 15, 2014| By | Category: smartphones

The day has finally arrived as Google formally launches devices under its much talked about Android One program. India's Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobile are the marquee partners for the Android One program as they together launch the new Android One smartphones running latest version of stock Android with retail price range around US$100 What does Android One mean for the mobile industry? For Google: Google has been more

HERE : Moving Into Top Gear

Sep 12, 2014| By | Category: location-services

It always fascinates me how quickly the technology industry is evolving as the power and momentum shifts away towards broader, deep-rooted horizontal platform companies. When you look at different platforms: mobility OS - Google has an undisputed reach, retail - Amazon is burgeoning with digital commerce, social - Facebook is painting a richer social graph for billions of users, communications - WeChat is growing into more

Tweet, Tweet, Buy, Retweet, Buy, Tweet !! Welcome to Twitter...

Sep 08, 2014| By | Category: digital-services, ecommerce

The world is going mobile thus use-cases are going mobile thus social behavior is going mobile thus advertising is going mobile and so is commerce is going mobile. Most of the incumbent horizontal internet players with business models based on the premises of engagement with advertising and commerce at the core are going mobile faster than ever else won't be able to compete with then more

Selfie Smartphones, the New Battlefield or Passing Fad?

Aug 26, 2014| By | Category: smartphones

Selfie has been a huge consumer fad since last twelve months or so. According to Google, Android users capture and share almost 93 million selfies everyday which equates to roughly 200 terabytes of images captured and shared daily and that too just in the Android ecosystem. When you add iPhones and other devices, the number is going to be staggering. Globally we could end up with 150 more

Market Monitor : Q2 2014: China, LTE & Smartphones

Aug 22, 2014| By

Our latest Market Monitor Q2 2014 is out for clients and its very interesting to witness how rapidly the mobile devices landscape is changing  every quarter from fierce competitive landscape to faster new technologies penetration to evolving device form-factors to OEMs struggling to catch up with each others on product portfolio, go-to market and pricing strategies. China remains the bright spot for entire mobile phone value chain more

Market Monitor Q2 2014 : Samsung Leads the US...

Aug 06, 2014| By

According to latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor quarterly tracker program, USA smartphone shipments have begun to saturate as it grew a modest 2% annually and represent roughly 9 out 10 handsets shipped in the US market in Q2 2014 Some highlights during the quarter for the US smartphone market include: Samsung topped both the overall mobile phones and smartphone segments capturing 37% and 36% share  in Q2 2014 The demand more

Market Monitor Q2 2014 : Micromax Becomes The Leading Mobile...

Aug 04, 2014| By

According to our latest research from Market Monitor program, there were significant changes in the competitive landscape in the second largest mobile phone market on planet. Some key findings below: Indian mobile phone market grew a modest  2% annually but the smartphone segment grew a handsome 68% annually as demand for feature phones fell 16% annually in Q2 2014 Majority of growth in smartphone segment more

Facebook’s Mobile Magic Is Working But For How Long?

Jul 24, 2014| By

Facebook released its Q2 2014 results yesterday and the results were truly impressive. Facebook has been riding high lately after shifting focus on its mobile strategy with series of acquisitions growing mindshare as well as helped with burgeoning smartphone user growth. Following are some of the key highlights of Facebook's Q2 2014 performance and upcoming opportunities and challenges: Facebook revenues grew a whooping 61% annually to more

Lumia 530 – Strengthens Microsoft’s Entry-Tier Strategy

Jul 23, 2014| By | Category: smartphones

Microsoft yesterday announced a solid Q2 2014 quarter and as a phone hardware manufacturer sold more than 5.8 million Lumia smartphones in period of 67 days in Q2 2014 after Nokia D&S acquisition. Rising on its yesterday's quarterly performance announcement, Microsoft Devices unit today announced its most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 based Lumia till date to be sold at a price of EUR 85 (w/o taxes, more