Peter has 23 years experience in the mobile industry with extensive experience in market analysis and corporate development. Most recently Peter was Global Head of Market and Competitive Intelligence at Nokia. Here he headed a team responsible for analyzing and quantifying the industry.Prior to Nokia, Peter was an equity analyst at SoundView Technology Group. And before that he was VP and Chief Analyst of mobile and wireless research at Gartner. Peter’s early years in the industry were spent with NEC and Panasonic.
Recent Articles

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

Jun 09, 2017| By | Category: artificial-intelligence, automotive, components, digital-services, iot, smartphones, wearables

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their devices. However audio has been something of a ‘Cinderella’ technology – left in the dark and underappreciated – while cameras and displays have taken centre stage. New developments in high definition audio will enable startling new capabilities in smartphones and other connected devices in...read more

Wearables: Can a smartwatch hack it as a sports watch?

May 18, 2017| By | Category: wearables

Huawei launched the second edition of its Huawei Watch series at MWC earlier this year. The watch comes in two flavours: Classic and Sport. The one I am most interested in is the Huawei Watch 2 Sport. I was fortunate enough to get hands-on for an extended period through which I have pitted-it against my own, and now slightly elderly, Garmin Forerunner 920XT. Huawei bills...read more

Amazon Echo Look: playing a longer game

Apr 27, 2017| By | Category: digital-services, ecommerce, iot

Amazon is introducing a new variant of the Echo voice assistant, Echo Look. It is currently available only by invitation at a cost of $199. It is aimed at helping people make better clothing style choices. However we think Amazon is playing a longer game - to take a significant stake in augmented reality (AR) assisted shopping. The Amazon Echo Look includes depth sensing cameras and...read more

Amazon & Social ‘e’nfluence

Apr 08, 2017| By | Category: ecommerce

The ecommerce battles are rising with Amazon being at the forefront of the landscape but many regional competitors  (Flipkart in India, Lazada in SEA, Souq, Jumia in MEA, Rakuten in Japan, JD.com in China, etc) are competing well. However, with years of experience, enormous scale, millions of sellers and buyers and understanding the consumers' pulse - Amazon has been innovating well on different strategies to keep the consumers and its customers...read more

Market Pulse || Analysis for the Market in February 2017

Apr 06, 2017| By | Category: iot, smartphones

We are pleased to bring you our Monthly Market Pulse. In this edition we provide our snap analysis of some of the key product launches from MWC. This report will almost coincide with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 launch, which is a tremendously important product for the company – doubly so in many respects following the disruptive Note 7 withdrawal. We have analysts at the event and will...read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Out of the Ashes

Mar 29, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

Samsung needs a great product. The humbling recall of its Galaxy Note 7 not only tarnished the company's hard won reputation for quality and reliability, it also knocked a huge hole in its finances. The lost revenue and profit from the Note 7, and the cost of recalling the devices and compensating both consumers and channels, only heightened the impact. Meanwhile, competitors, including Apple, Huawei,...read more

Nokia is back with Nokia 3310

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

HMD stimulates muscle memory with cute '3310', but drives business with smartphones HMD, the new licensee of the iconic Nokia brand, is attempting to storm back into the smartphone market that Microsoft so publicly failed to crack. HMD is betting on the residual strength of the Nokia brand with design excellence and supply chain management still infused in the DNA. Combined with manufacturing and logistics competence from...read more

Market Pulse || Nov 2016 Edition-Analysis of October Sales

Nov 29, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

Today we published our analysis of the mobile device sales during the month of October 2016. We also review the Singles’ Day event. Our key takeaways are as follows: October was a month of contrasts. The iPhone 7 ramped up sales while Samsung ramped down the ill-fated Note 7. However while Samsung suffered, it didn’t suffer as much as expected due to customers (consumers and channel...read more

Trump wins the US presidential election – what does it...

Nov 09, 2016| By

At the culmination of one of the most bitterly and divisive election campaigns ever seen in the United States, Donald J Trump has confounded sceptics, political pundits and pollsters by winning nomination to the White House, and arguably, the most powerful job in the world. For the US president is not just head of the largest economy, but also Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful military...read more

Alexa says ‘Hi’ but Google Assistant says ‘Hello’ to the...

Oct 05, 2016| By | Category: digital-services, iot

On October 4th Google revealed an update on the developments it’s been making in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) arena, alongside a slew of new hardware products including two new smartphones – called Pixel and showcased a new virtual reality headset called Daydream View that builds on the previously announced Daydream VR. My interest was particularly triggered by Google Home. Google Home is Google’s answer to, or leap...read more