Five Observations from Last Week’s iPhone 12 Launch

Apple officially began selling its newest iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro last week. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max hit the stores November 13.…

Ericsson Bets on Future With Cradlepoint Acquisition

Ericsson Bets on Future With Cradlepoint Acquisition

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson, on September 18, announced that it had acquired US-based vendor Cradlepoint for $1.1 billion. After the…

US Smartphone Recovery Continues in July; Key Entry Devices are Launched

The US market continues to see sell-through volumes recover after the tremendous slow down seen in April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US…

5G Mobile Connections Will Cross the Milestone of 1.7 Billion in 2023

As of mid-July 2020, 93 commercial 5G networks went live across the world. Global mobile 5G connections will dramatically increase to over 1.7…

Reliance Jio: From Telecom Operator to Solutions Provider

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), one of the largest conglomerates in the world, held its 43rd annual general meeting (AGM) on July 15. On the…

Reliance Jio: World’s First ‘Super Operator’?

In the world's second largest mobile market, Reliance Jio, India's leading Communication Service Provider (CSP) or mobile operator, has taken the…

Counterpoint 5G MEC - Deployment Options and Challenges for Mobile Operators

5G MEC – Deployment Options and Challenges for Mobile Operators

One of the major promises of 5G is low latency, with target levels of 1 millisecond being specified for the air interface in 3GPP’s Release 16…

Counterpoint: How will Facebook Recoup its US$5.7 Billion Investment in Reliance Jio?

Deep Dive :: How will Facebook Recoup its US$5.7 Billion Investment in Reliance Jio?

My colleague Tarun eloquently summarized his perspective on how Facebook's $5.7 billion investment in Reliance Jio platforms will help Facebook…

Counterpoint Edge Computing Research

Edge Computing Space Gets Crowded as Hyperscalers Move on 5G MEC Opportunity

In recent months, several hyperscale cloud providers have signed deals with major MNOs, signalling their intent to target the Multi-Access Edge…

Counterpoint Huawei to Play Limited Role in UK 5G

Huawei to Play a Limited Role in UK 5G

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei a limited role in building 5G infrastructure in the country. The UK has been under pressure, especially…

Counterpoint US Smartphone Market Q3 2019

US Q3 2019 Results Give Good Hint of What to Expect in Q4

Through the first two months (October/November) of 4Q19, there have been limited changes in the OEM structure of the US market. Apple has gained…

Counterpoint Canada Decision on Huawei

Canada’s Decision on Huawei, a Defining Moment in Relationship with China

Canada is caught in the middle of the raging trade war between the US and China. The re-elected government under the leadership of Justin Trudeau…

Early Look Into Q3 2019 US Smartphone Sales Shows Weakness, but Apple iPhone Launch Above Expectations

The US market sold through 11.3 million smartphones in August. This is down 4% when compared with August 2018. When looking at how Q3 is shaping up,…

CBRS Opens-Up 3.5 MHz Mid-Band Spectrum to New Users

Last week, we saw the formal start of Initial Commercial Deployment (ICD) of the 3.5 MHz Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) spectrum band in…

5G Infrastructure – Share More, Plan Less

As 5G networks roll out globally, operators and administrators are seeking ways to accelerate the benefits of the new technology, while keeping…

Implications of Equipment Installment Plans in Canada

The introduction of equipment installment plans (EIP) in Canada’s telecom market is making premium phones affordable. With EIPs, one can get…

5G UK coverage

Vodafone Launches 5G in UK with Unlimited data plans

The Launch Having lost out to BT-owned EE, the first network to offer 5G services in the UK, Vodafone launched its 5G services offering on 3rd July…

5G Rollout in Korea – The First Month

It has been a little over a month since the three major carriers in Korea - SK Telecom, KT and LGU+ - took the country into the 5G era by launching…