Baidu Cloud ABC Inspire Summit 2019: Preparing for the Intelligent IoT Era

The era of intelligent IoT is coming, and last month Baidu showcased its plans to be a leader in this space at the Baidu Cloud ABC Inspire Summit…

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Smart Door Lock Shipments in China Expected to Reach 40 Million Units by 2020

With the smartphone market getting saturated in China, device OEMs, ODMs, and investors have been exploring the new areas for growth in the consumer…

China Satcom Targets IoT Market in South-East Asia

The introduction of 5G is likely to accelerate the trend of people streaming video rather than watching traditional broadcast TV. To prepare for the…

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Taiwan is Key to Google’s Smartphone, IoT, AI, and Data Center Ambitions

With the announcement of a new office situated in T-Park in New Taipei City, Google continues to expand its presence in Taiwan. The new workplace,…

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A Closer Look at Xiaomi’s 2018 Annual Results

After its IPO in June 2018, Xiaomi announced its first annual earnings results recently. Its total revenues grew 52.6% year-on-year (YoY) to RMB…

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…

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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…

CES 2019 Round Up

Counterpoint Analysts attended CES in Las Vegas, meeting companies to gain insights into the latest developments. Here is a look at the major updates…

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Top 10 IoT Trends and Predictions for 2019

IoT is in a continuous state of evolution and its definition is also shifting. In 2019, IoT is defined as: Connecting smart devices to the…

MediaTek in 2018 – Shifting to a Positive Track

Smartphone and growth products are 70%+ revenue MediaTek is likely to wrap-up 2018 with flat revenue over the previous 2017 at about NT$235 billion…

Run Upto CES 2019

Run Upto CES 2019

Counterpoint Analysts are attending the CES Event 2019 in Las Vegas to meet companies and gain latest technological insights. Here is a look at the…

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…

Urgent Update to Drone Regulations Needed

A drone (or drones) is being flown over the UK's Gatwick Airport. This has caused cancellations of all flights - currently over 800 in to and out of…

Alexa – Lets Chat: The Tale of Ecosystem Expansion

Amazon recently launched an array of Alexa enabled devices which included a refresh of the old device portfolio as well as the introduction of new…

Edge TPU Chip: Google’s Vertical Strategy to Capture Edge IoT Market

In our previous blog post, we highlighted the growing importance of edge computing, which complements cloud computing as we enter the intelligent IoT…

Connected Vehicles: The Next Big Thing for Digital India?

Connected vehicles are conceivably the most exciting concept powered by IoT at this time. Cars today are already being packed with more electronics…

LPWANs Will Co-Exist, No War Brewing Between Cellular and Non-Cellular

Our connectivity needs are expanding in all directions. While we’re moving aggressively with 5G connectivity to address the need of ultra-low latency…