China’s Singles’ Day Smartphone Sales Drop 0.7% YoY But Major Local OEMs See Good Growth

China preludes the global festival sales season with its Singles’ Day online shopping festival, held from November 1 to November 11 in recent years.…

5G SA Core and Enterprise To Drive Growth at Nokia and Ericsson?

Although both Nokia and Ericsson reported good third quarter financial results, top-level growth at their RAN businesses is likely to be challenged…

Is JioPhone Next the Most Affordable Smartphone?

On November 4, Jio launched the JioPhone Next, its much talked about and anticipated smartphone with Google. The device is being marketed as the most…

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Shortages, Promotions Shaped US Prepaid Market in Q3 2021

The third quarter of 2021 is in the books and the major US carriers have announced their end-of-quarter results. While the postpaid segment saw…

Multi-sourcing, prioritizing premium helps Qualcomm exceed market expectations

Qualcomm ended the fiscal year with a huge bang, growing yearly revenues by 43% despite the global shortage of semiconductor components and continued…

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Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with Tensor SoC: Google’s Showcase of AI and ML Advancements

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones come with a new and impressive industrial design. The smartphones are powered by Google’s in-house Tensor…

Cloud RAN – Waiting For A Viable Business Case?

There has been a lot of interest in cloud RAN amongst established MNOs in recent months with several of the biggest MNOs planning to launch fully…

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Vietnam Offline Channels Successfully Embracing Online

Vietnam’s mobile phone market is dominated by offline distribution channels. However, responding to the changing times, offline channels have been…

TWS Specs See Rapid Additions, Improvements

TWS Specs See Rapid Additions, Improvements

TWS hearables specifications have undergone big changes within a short span of time. According to a Counterpoint Research report that compared…

M1 Pro, M1 Max Give Definitive Push to Apple’s M1 Journey

Benefitting from its accumulated know-how, Apple quickly swept the PC market with the launch of M1-based Macs. While the M1 was designed for…

US White-label Smartphone Opportunity Continues to Grow

US carriers sold over 1.5 million white-label devices in Q3 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s US Monthly Smartphone Channel Share Tracker.…

Telecom, E-commerce Central to China’s Renewed Focus on Southeast Asia

Telecom, E-commerce Central to China’s Renewed Focus on Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia holds great potential for growth in the technology and e-commerce sectors. It has a comparatively young and tech-savvy demographic…

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Apple Unleashes MacBook Pros with New M1 Pro, M1 Max SoCs, Promises a Notch Higher Performance

Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs offer up to 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU and 64GB unified memory. Apple also announced new 14-inch and 16-inch…

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Online Smartphone Sales in Key SEA Countries at Record High in Aug

Southeast Asia (SEA) has been facing a fresh wave of COVID-19 for the past three months. While the cases are coming down in most of the region, full…

Apple Captures 75% of Global Handset Market Operating Profit in Q2 2021

The dynamics of the top global handset OEMs keep changing from a shipment point of view, as we saw with Xiaomi becoming the second-highest selling…

No Let-up in India Refurbished Smartphone Market Boom

No Let-up in India Refurbished Smartphone Market Boom

India is a booming market for pre-owned smartphones. The market showed its potential in 2019 when it grew the most globally. Even in 2020, the second…

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North America Research Roundup

The following Insights are the most popular content accessed by North American readers over the past couple of months. We also provide you with…

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US October Spectrum Auction to be Crucial for AT&T, Dish

Applications are in and a date is set. On October 5, the Federal Communications Commission of the US will hold another mid-band spectrum auction,…