Advent of 5G Will Increase Pressure of Subsidies on Chinese Operators

China Mobile will push forward the “5G Device Forerunner Initiative” program and launched its own-branded 5G devices in 2019. Besides, it will…

Hearables - Next Big Thing in Tech

Hearables – Next Big Thing in Tech

When we talk of technological innovation in wearables, one of the fastest growing areas is hearables. The trend among modern hearables is going…

MWC Part 2: The Dawn of 5G

Foldable smartphones may have taken the spotlight at the 2019 MWC in Barcelona, but the more realistic jump in technology for smartphones is 5G.…

INFOGRAPHIC: Q4-2018 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q4-2018 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the handset and smartphone market…

Automotive

2019 – Another Turbulent Year Ahead for Automakers?

Just two months into the year and 2019 is already turning worrisome for global automakers. China continues to slow down, the United States is…

MWC Day 0 : Part 1 :: Welcome to the Advanced Imaging, 5G & Foldable Future

The Counterpoint team is on ground in sunny yet chilly Barcelona covering the latest and greatest innovations from the mobile industry. The Mobile…

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India Imported $13 Billion Worth of Mobile Phone Components in 2018

New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires February 22nd, 2019 The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s Phased…

‘Samsung Unpacked’ Packed With Plenty of Hardware Announcements

Samsung has been working overtime. The company unveiled a lot at its “Unpacked” event in San Francisco. There were five smartphones, a wearable, and…

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…

T-Mobile Makes Bold Pricing Move – No Price Increase for 5G Service

The US carrier results are in from the fourth quarter of 2018. US carriers have been all bragging about being the ‘first’ to roll out 5G service, but…

TSMC Benefitting from Greater Adoption of 7nm Technology

The fortunes of TSMC, a leading global foundry service provider based in Taiwan, have been linked to Apple for a long time. The company is the…

Behavioral Biometrics: The Next Step For User Authentication

Behavioral biometrics provides a new generation of user security solutions that identify individuals based on the unique way they interact with smart…

CES Counterpoint

CES 2019 Counterpoint Coverage

Counterpoint Research attended CES 2019. Total attendance was down this year. This is partially because many of the main tech sectors with the most…

Security Counterpoint

Top 10 IoT Security and Privacy Trends and Predictions for 2019

2018 was the year of realisation for all players in the IoT ecosystem, including consumers, that security cannot be neglected. This is especially the…

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…

5 Takeaways from Todays Apple’s Q1 2019 Earnings Call

Here are my five key takeaways from today's Apple’s Q1 2019 earnings call: iPhone sales were down 15%, mainly driven weak greater China sales. The…

Samsung Led the India Premium Market for 2018, OnePlus Led Q4 2018

OnePlus led for three consecutive quarters due to strong performance of OnePlus 6 and 6T. Affordable premium model remained popular skewing the…

How Do Automakers Generate Additional Revenues from Connected Vehicles?

Connected vehicles provide auto manufacturers, and adjacent industries, the opportunity to establish beneficial relationships with customers over the…