COVID-19 Weighs on European Smartphone Market in Q1 2020

The viral outbreak followed by lockdowns caused the Europe smartphone market to contract by 7% YoY and 23% QoQ Apple remained resilient while Huawei…

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realme is the Fastest Growing Smartphone Brand in the South East Asia Market in Q1 2020

realme grew 173% YoY, continued to be in top 5 in the South East Asia smartphone market for Q1 2020 realme was among the top 5 players in the key…

Latin America and Asia Drives Growth for Spotify in Q1 2020

Spotify met its business expectation on all major parameters despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Both the MAUs and premium subscribers grew 31% YoY to…

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Global Online Music Streaming Grew 32% YoY to Cross 350 Million Subscriptions in 2019

Spotify continues to be the market leader and recorded a 23% YoY growth in total revenue during CY 2019. Music streamers are focusing on creating…

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Thailand Smartphone Market to Decline Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic: Present Scenario and Outlook

Thailand smartphone market sales declined 8% YoY in CY 2019 and we believe it will continue to decline in CY 2020 amidst Coronavirus (COVID-19)…

Counterpoint- Spotify Q4 2019: Podcast Continues to Drive Growth

Spotify Q4 2019: Podcasts Continue to Drive Growth

Spotify's Q4 2019 results show podcast streaming jumped by 200%YoY, helping the company register healthy growth in monthly MAUs and premium…

Apple Grew 17% YoY in Canada Defying the Global iPhone Sales Trend

Apple’s global sales declined 6% YoY, but it grew volumes 17% YoY and 36% QoQ in Q3 2019 in Canada. This was largely driven by the introduction of…

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Global Online Music Streaming Revenues Cross US$11 Billion in 1H 2019

Spotify, the market leader in online music streaming, had a 32% YoY growth in paid subscriptions during 1H 2019. Apple and YouTube Music are very…

Samsung Gains from Huawei’s Pain in Central and Eastern Europe’s Smartphone Market During Q2 2019

The new A-series was the star performer for Samsung as it accounted for nearly 70% of the OEMs’ shipments. Seeking new markets for growth, Chinese…

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…