Spotify Q2 2019: Product Innovations Boost Performance

Spotify is riding on innovations and reported healthy numbers during Q2 2019. We believe this is a result of its tweaks around product mix and…

Implications of Equipment Installment Plans in Canada

The introduction of equipment installment plans (EIP) in Canada’s telecom market is making premium phones affordable. With EIPs, one can get…

Operator Partnerships Hold the Key to Success in Canada’s Smartphone Market

Like in many developed economies, operators drive the Canadian smartphone market. More than 85% of smartphone sales take place through operators.…

The European Smartphone Market Declined 3% YoY in Q1 2019

While overall smartphone sales declined 3% annually, Chinese brands grew a record 39% YoY in the European market. Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi,…

Key Takeaways from Spotify Earnings Call

Spotify released its earnings for Q1 2019 on April 29. The company managed to have more than 217 million monthly active users, a growth of 5%…

Huawei Captures Top Spot in Russian Smartphone Market in Q4 2018

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego February 20th, 2019 Aggressive marketing in both online and offline channels…

Key Trends Driving Russian Smartphone Market in 2019

The Russian smartphone market has seen consistent YoY growth over the past few quarters despite a decline in the global smartphone market. This has…