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Despite Recession, Brazil LTE Smartphones Grew 53% Annually in 2016

Mar 03, 2017| By | Category: ecommerce, operators, smartphones

Samsung captured almost half of the total smartphone market, whereas Claro led the operator channels in terms of smartphones shipped. Lenovo and Alcatel were the fastest growing smartphone brands more than doubling their volumes in 2016 San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul - February 23, 2017 According to the latest Market Monitor report from Counterpoint Research, the Brazil...read more

Apple Widens Gap with Samsung in the Premium Smartphone Segment...

Jan 31, 2017| By | Category: smartphones

Apple captured a record share of the important premium segment widening the gap with Samsung by more than 50%. According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Monthly Market Pulse for December 2016 report which tracks the global smartphone sell-through performance via channel survey, the smartphone sell-through volumes crossed a record 150 million units globally in December and 1.5 billion units for the full year 2016. Commenting on the...read more

Latin America LTE Smartphones Grew 196% Annually in Q2 2016

Sep 02, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

According to the latest Market Monitor Report from Counterpoint Research, the Latin America smartphone market contracted by 14% YoY and almost flat sequentially. However, the LTE capable smartphones segment grew a massive 196% annually. Counterpoint Research’s Senior Analyst, Tina Lu, commenting on the slowdown, “The June ending quarter normally sees a seasonal uptick in demand, due to Mother’s Day celebrations and this time with Rio Olympics...read more

Q2 2016: Oppo & Vivo Enters Global Top Five Global...

Jul 28, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires – July 28, 2016 Global smartphone demand returned to a modest positive growth after a flattish first quarter as the seven out of the top ten smartphone brands were Chinese, together capturing a third of the smartphone market. According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the global smartphone shipments grew 3% in Q2 2016. Commenting on the...read more

Smartphone Shipments Penetration Reaches 70% in Peru

May 24, 2016| By | Category: operators, smartphones

According to the latest Market Monitor Report from Counterpoint Research, the overall mobile phone market in Peru shrank by 24% YoY, but the smartphone segment grew a healthy 21% YoY as smartphone penetration continues to grow in the total Latin American (LATAM) market. Commenting on the findings, Peter Richardson, Director at Counterpoint Research said, “Mobile operators dominate the Peruvian market. Open channels account for only 7%...read more

LTE Phone Shipments Grew Shipments 300% in Chile

Apr 26, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

Samsung led the market in terms of volumes whereas Apple led the market in terms of revenue. Entel led the Chilean market in terms of phone sales but Movistar well positioned to surpass Entel as the leading mobile phone sales channel Hong Kong, Seoul, New Delhi, Mumbai, London, San Diego, Beijing & Buenos Aires – Abril 26, 2016 According to the latest Market Monitor Report from Counterpoint...read more

LTE Phone Shipments Grew Shipments 300% in Chile

Apr 26, 2016| By

Samsung led the market in terms of volumes whereas Apple led the market in terms of revenue. Entel led the Chilean market in terms of phone sales but Movistar well positioned to surpass Entel as the leading mobile phone sales channel Hong Kong, Seoul, New Delhi, Mumbai, London, San Diego, Beijing & Buenos Aires – Abril 26, 2016 According to the latest Market Monitor Report from Counterpoint...read more

Argentina LTE Smartphones Grew More Than 1600% Annually

Feb 18, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

According to the latest Market Monitor Report from Counterpoint Research, Argentina’s mobile device market had more than 214% YoY and 27% sequential growth in Q4 2015. Commenting the findings Peter Richardson, Director at Counterpoint Research said, “Argentina was late launching LTE networks as the spectrum was only allocated during 3Q2014, and first network became available in December 2014. This meant the handset OEMs have been playing...read more

Will Unlocking Phones Drive the Latin America Market in 2016?

Jan 13, 2016| By | Category: smartphones

A week before Christmas, Claro Argentina announced that it would start selling only unlocked mobile devices.  This is the first operator in Argentina to do so, but not in Latin America. Chile, Colombia, and Peru’s operators have been selling only unlocked devices for quite some time, although they were forced to do so by their regulators. Colombia During 2014, the Colombian Telecom regulator, TIC, carried out an...read more

First Things First – Father’s day in Latin America

Jun 21, 2015| By | Category: smartphones

June 21st is Father’s day for all top LATAM (Latin America) markets, except Brazil which is in August.     This day has traditionally been a big date for technology promotions and sales. This date along with Mother’s day, which is in May, makes second quarter the 2nd most important quarter for device sales in LATAM.   However, this year, once again, father’s day has been shadowed...read more