iPhone :: A Decade of Billions

On June 29th 2007, Apple first begin selling its then iconic smartphone the "iPhone" which with multiple iterations transformed Apple into one of the…

JioPhone: Accelerating India to Cross The 4G Chasm

The most disruptive 4G operator in India Jio, part of Reliance Industries, announced a category of 4G Feature Phone "JioPhone" which is essentially…

WWDC 2017 : Powerful New Hardware, Augmented Reality and Machine Learning

Apple's annual WWDC 2017 kicked off today in San Jose, California. Apple’s annual WWDC 2017 conference was centred on getting its legions of…

Global Smartphone Shipments Back to Double Digit Growth

Smartphone shipments set a first quarter record clocking 375 million units, growing 11% annually New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos…

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…

China Mobile : 500 Million LTE Subs :: A Unique Milestone

Since the first rollout of LTE networks at the end of last decade, the global LTE subscriptions or connections over the last seven years has swelled…

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…

Surprise! Feature Phones to Drive the Next Wave of LTE Growth

More than half a billion LTE capable phones in a feature phone form-factor will be shipped globally over the course of five years. Local kings…

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.…

Future for Faraday Future

With CES and its string of shiny automotive announcements behind us, we are reflecting on some of the key announcements with a “reality lens”. As…

Tesla Set to Monetize its Supercharging Stations – What does it mean?

Tesla announced that its network of supercharging stations won’t cater new customers for free anymore. Supercharging stations were one-of-a-kind…

Meet Counterpoint at Mobile Phone Industry Chain Summit 2016 on Nov 25th in Shenzhen, China

Counterpoint Research and Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan Shanghai Co., Ltd. are jointly holding the “Mobile Phone Industry Chain Summit 2016” on Nov 25th…

Alexa says ‘Hi’ but Google Assistant says ‘Hello’ to the future

On October 4th Google revealed an update on the developments it’s been making in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) arena, alongside a slew of new…

Snaptacles ????

We have consistently talked about evolving business models such as "Hardware as a Distribution" model (see here) in tech space changing the…

HERE WeGo Adds New Dimension To HERE’s Maps Platform To Win In the Urban Mobility Era

Urbanization is one of the world's most significant mega-trends. It sits alongside the trend of increased personal mobility and the related tectonic…

Success of LINE- Story of platform stickiness & beyond

Tapping the untapped: South East Asian (SEA) countries became a growth engine for LINE’s business in the last two years. Monthly Active Users (MAU)…

In-Car Advertisement: Changing Landscape

The opportunity and the opportunist Ride hailing services like Uber, Lyft and Didi Chuxing are changing the commuting landscape. An average American…

Connected Cars: A Service Providers Opportunity

The Automotive Industry is moving towards an era where it will rely on Telecom companies for seamless data services for vehicles. Creating an…