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

iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 underwhelm, but still...

Sep 08, 2016| By | Category: smartphones, wearables

The yawning, eye-rolling and laughs of derision were understandable. The iPhone 7 launch was classic Apple; making a virtue out of features and functions that other vendors have long had in the market, or the one everyone had, but Apple has removed. The seductively-voiced video where Jony Ive explained in great detail the multistage polishing process to achieve the glossy Jet Black colour, was almost a parody...read more

2Q 2016: Western Europe 4G LTE Smartphone Shipments Grew 76%...

Sep 07, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

While overall smartphone demand remained flat compared to last year, 4G LTE smartphone demand across UK, Germany and France jumped significantly. London, Hong Kong, Seoul, New Delhi, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires – Sept 7th 2016 According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, smartphone shipments in the second quarter of 2016 in Western Europe declined 1% YoY and 8% sequentially. However the largest five countries grew...read more

Market Pulse || July 2016 Edition

Jul 26, 2016| By | Category: components, iot, smartphones, wearables

Today we published the July edition of our popular Market Pulse report. This edition covers the market for June 2016. The key takeaways in this edition of Market Pulse are as follows: Overall handset demand remained tepid in June. Economic concerns remain a burden on consumer confidence in some markets. Europe was slightly better in June but the impact of the UK’s ‘Brexit’ vote and the...read more

Wearables for Athletic Performance

Jul 11, 2016| By | Category: wearables

This is the latest in a series of blogs where I discuss the learnings obtained from trying various wearable devices to aid my training for a significant sporting event. On July 2nd I participated in a 44km SwimRun event (http://www.brecaswimrun.com/breca-buttermere). SwimRun is a new endurance multi-sport that's taking the world by storm. In a SwimRun event competitors have to traverse a landscape alternating between swimming and running....read more

Nokia – More Phoenix than Phone

May 18, 2016| By | Category: smartphones, tablet-pcs

In Greek mythology the Phoenix was a bird that died in flames and was then reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. Nokia's mobile phone business has more than a passing resemblance to the Phoenix. A new company, called HMD Global will start selling a range of Nokia branded feature phones, smartphones and tablet devices. HMD is founded by former Nokia executives, most of whom have also been working...read more

Huawei Sprinkles Hollywood Glamour on P9 and P9 Plus

Apr 06, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

UPDATED with some comparative photos from the P9 sample device. Huawei has been one of the fast moving brands over the last two years. It was early to adopt a dual branding strategy to take advantage of online sales opportunities in its home market. This worked well and the strategy has been extended internationally. The company backed-up a successful distribution strategy with a growing range of accomplished...read more

Ericsson & Cisco: Kings of the Castle

Nov 09, 2015| By | Category: iot

Event: On 9th November 2015 Ericsson and Cisco announced the formation of a strategic partnership between the two firms. The relationship is broad and deep. It is designed to enhance both companies' abilities to serve the rapidly changing needs of the telecommunications industry and wider business environment as the transition occurs to a world in which everything that can be connected will be connected. The transformation to...read more

Apple wins dual crowns in September – China and US

Oct 30, 2015| By

According to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Market Pulse report, Apple took the number one spot in September in both China and the US, the world’s largest and most important smartphone markets. The latest iPhones, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, were an instant hit in these markets and Apple’s move to prioritize China as an initial launch country for the first time has paid off. Apple’s iPhone sales...read more

Apple wins dual crowns in September – China and US

Oct 27, 2015| By

Apple wins dual crowns in September – China and US Seoul, Hong Kong, Mumbai and London – October 27, 2015 According to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Market Pulse report, Apple took the number one spot in September in both China and the US, the world’s largest and most important smartphone markets. The latest iPhones, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, were an instant hit in these markets and Apple’s...read more

Tracking Athletic Progress

Oct 15, 2015| By | Category: iot

Can technology help build athletic performance? I have set myself some goals leading up to participating in a significant event in 2016. I will blog my progress and learnings from using a variety of connected devices and applications to assess their utility in both narrow and broader senses. I have entered an endurance event in July 2016. It will be my 50th year on planet earth...read more