GDPR: Restoring Faith in Data Privacy

Data protection is a hot topic, especially after the Facebook and Equifax debacles. However, it has always been the subject of serious attention by…

China mobile global partners conference 2017

China Mobile Global Partnership Event 2017: A Big Push Towards the IoT and 4G+ Era

China Mobile, the undisputed No. 1 mobile operator in China and around the world in terms of user base, hosted the annual global partnership event…

Blockchain: a disruptive force

In recent months, the success of Bitcoin has focused attention on its underlying technology, blockchain and led to the realisation that blockchain…

Vodafone in Consumer IoT Push

Vodafone has launched four devices under a new IoT brand, V by Vodafone. The devices cover a number of different areas: V-Auto, a dongle that plugs…

GITEX 2017 – A Stepping Stone for the Smart City Vision

Counterpoint Research analysts attended GITEX 2017. Gitex 2017 was a stepping stone for the Smart City vision in the Middle East. Over 700 start-ups…

Sierra Wireless and SIMCOM Lead the IoT Cellular Modules Market in Revenues & Volumes

Cellular connectivity is the backbone to drive secure connection of different devices to the internet across different verticals. The role of…

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their…

Wanna Crypt: Not the first and definitely not the Last

In the last week, World news has been filled with words like ransomware, virus attack and ‘Wanna Cry’. However, apart from these buzz words it’s hard…

Road block for IoT Revolution: IoT Privacy and Security

There are various definitions of IoT, but to keep things simple we will say everything that can be “connected” will be connected. IoT promises an…

Amazon Echo Look: playing a longer game

Amazon is introducing a new variant of the Echo voice assistant, Echo Look. It is currently available only by invitation at a cost of $199. It is…

How will eSIMs drive the IOT revolution ?

A staggering 50 billion IoT devices are expected to be connected by 2020, making IoT one of the hottest topics at this year’s MWC.  Cellular…

Market Pulse || Analysis for the Market in February 2017

We are pleased to bring you our Monthly Market Pulse. In this edition we provide our snap analysis of some of the key product launches from MWC. This…

Why Integrating Bixby is a Good Challenge to have for Samsung!

In smart devices space, the battle has moved from hardware to software to services and now to intelligence. The basic definition of smartphone is…

MWC2017 and the IoT Revolution

IoT Revolution -2017 Summary After many years of talk and theory, MWC2017 showcased a multitude of real world IoT applications.  The numerous…

MWC-2017: Day 2

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.…

MWC-2017: Day 1 Highlights

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.…

What does Gigabit LTE mean for the Telecom Industry?

Gigabit LTE promises to bring many improvements to the telecom industry. A plethora of new GB LTE ready hardware will be launching throughout 2017.…

CES 2017: The Hottest Trends Analyzed :: Gadgets Getting Intelligent (AI) & Virtual (VR)

The CES trade show provides a perfect launch into the new calendar year. Counterpoint’s analysts were in Las Vegas to meet companies and experience…