2018: The Year That LATAM Smartphone Market Started to Decline

Political and economic uncertainty in the region affected smartphone sales as three major markets witnessed presidential elections. New Delhi, Hong…

Telefonica Begins Scaling Back in Central America in the Hunt for Profitability

Telefonica announced at the end of January of 2019 that it sold its Guatemala and El Salvador mobile business to America Movil-Claro (AMX) for a…

4G-LTE at the Top of the Wave in Latin America

By the end of 2018, the subscriber base for 4G-LTE had surpassed 3G in LATAM.   Although 4G subscriptions surpassed the 3G subscriptions by only 5M…

Mobile 360 LATAM, Discussing the Issues That Matters to the Industry the Most

This year LATAM Mobile 360 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It brought together more than 1,000 participants from all over Latin America, making…

Economic Instability Is Taking a Toll on the LATAM Smartphone Market

Chinese OEMs continues to gain traction in the region    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires – November 23st, 2018…

Rappi, and the Untapped Tech Investment Opportunity in LATAM

Latin America (LATAM) technology investment offers a unique opening to those that seek opportunities as it is fairly mature technologically but still…

Mind the Gap

I recently had the opportunity to attend The W20 (Women 20) Summit, which is part of the G20 Summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina this year. The…

Economic Storm Threatening Argentina and Brazil

As the Southern Cone was getting ready to welcome Spring, consumers and investors in Argentina were shocked by the rapidly depreciating Peso;…

LATAM Smartphone Market Reached Highest Ever ASP in 2Q18

Growth during the quarter was led by OEMs’ aggressive sell-in.    New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires –August 21st,…

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LATAM Smartphone Market Shows Marginal Growth Amid a Global Smartphone Market Slowdown in Q1 2018

Growth during 2018 Q1 was led by carriers that invested in subsidies and instalment plans.     New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San…

Brazil and Argentina Increased Protectionism Through New Regulations

In November 2017, Miguel de Godoy, the head of ENACOM, (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones – Argentina’s National Communication Regulator) announced…

2017: A Year of Mixed Results in the Latin American Smartphone Market

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service the Latin American (LATAM) smartphone market grew 5% YoY in 2017.…

Top Smartphone Features Most Popular Amongst LATAM Users

According to the latest Counterpoint Market Monitor service, Smartphones represented 89% of Q3 2017 total mobile device shipments. Furthermore,…

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Strong Macroeconomic Conditions Are Driving Argentina’s Smartphone Market Growth

Argentina smartphones sales grew 59% annually in Q3 2017, and 22% compared to the previous quarter. The top 3 brands represent more than 87% of the…

99% of Smartphone Sold in Argentina are LTE Enabled

  Top five smartphones brands account for more than 92% of the smartphone sales in 3Q 2017 Buenos Aires, San Diego, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul,…

Smartphone Users Replace Their Device Every Twenty-One Months

Smartphones have changed the world in a remarkably short time frame. Today, nearly half of the world’s population uses a smartphone and annual…

Almost Half Of Smartphone Users Spend More Than 5 Hours A Day on Their Mobile Device

Counterpoint Research announces key findings from its latest in-depth Global Consumer Insights service spanning multiple countries. Smartphones have…

Back to Basics: connectivity during disasters

During the past month, the Americas have been hit by a significant number of natural disasters.  Hurricanes, earthquakes and floods have left a trail…