India Smartphone Shipments Decline 5% QoQ; 5G Smartphone Installed Base Crosses 50 Million

India’s smartphone installed base crossed 600 million during the quarter. Xiaomi led the market in Q2 2022 with a 19% shipment share, closely followed by Samsung. 5G smartphones contributed to 29% of overall shipments. Samsung led the 5G smartphone segment with a 25% share, followed by vivo and OnePlus. Three out of the top five smartphone models in Q2 2022 were from realme. Samsung…

World’s ‘Social Media Capital’ in Rapid 5G Transition

The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing and tech-savvy nations in Southeast Asia. The country’s mobile connection penetration has reached 140% and most of the leading operators have launched 5G services. According to the Digital 2022 report, there were more than 92 million social media users at the start of 2022 and internet users aged 16 to 64 spent an average of 5 hours and 47 minutes on…

5G AIoT Unlocking New Era of IoT

The use of IoT devices is making our daily lives smarter. IoT combined with artificial intelligence (AI), or artificial IoT (AIoT), is helping in automated real-time decision-making and data analysis. AI can add value to IoT through machine learning (ML) and improved decision-making. Similarly, IoT can add value to AI through connectivity and data exchange. With the rapid technological…

Indonesia Bets on 4G to Increase Mobile Internet Coverage; 5G to Focus on Industry for Now

Indonesia’s mobile telecom subscriptions increased 5% YoY in Q1 2022 to reach 362 million, which is 33% higher than the country’s population of 273 million. However, Indonesia wants to accelerate digitalization keeping in view Industry 4.0. In this regard, the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs) are upgrading infrastructure to expand internet coverage through 4G and selective development of…

Podcast #55: 5G FWA Update – Connecting Next Half Billion Households

The consumer demand for high-speed home broadband continues to grow at a rapid pace as companies adopt the hybrid working culture. Even personal content consumption has increased, be it for music and video streaming, gaming or other applications. And as billions of consumers across the globe continue to wait for reliable home broadband, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) in conjunction with 5G is…

Incumbent Vendors Reveal Early 5G Monetization Trends

Both Ericsson and Nokia showed continued growth in their top-line revenues during the 1Q 2022 although profits and margins were adversely affected by numerous factors. In particular, Ericsson reported a 12% growth in its mobile networks revenue while Nokia reported a 14% growth in its fixed networks business, but both were boosted by favourable currency conditions. Counterpoint Research expects…

5G Spectrum Auction in India: Challenges, Opportunities, Private Networks, mmWave and More

In cricket-crazy India, the annual player auctions for the Indian Premier League (IPL) are a big draw. Fans are glued to their digital screens, eagerly waiting to hear the destination of their favourite players. Come June, something similar will be witnessed in the country when the much delayed and highly anticipated 5G spectrum auction takes place. There have been several important announcements…

Meet Counterpoint at 5G India Leadership Summit 2022

Counterpoint will be attending 5G India Leadership Summit 2022 on May 19th. Our Research Director, Tarun Pathak, will be moderating a panel discussion at the 5G India Leadership Summit 2022. You can schedule a meeting with him to discuss the latest trends in the technology, media and telecommunication sector and understand how our leading research and services can help your business. Click…

Entry Into Flagship Segment, 5G AP/SOCs Lead to Strong Growth for MediaTek in Q1 2022

MediaTek recorded an impressive set of numbers for Q1 2022 with revenues growing 32% YoY and 10.2% QoQ to reach $4.8 billion. The company’s mobile phone segment achieved a revenue of $2.7 billion, growing 29% YoY. According to Counterpoint Research’s Smartphone, AP/SOC Shipment Tracker, the addition of the Dimensity 9000 to the premium segment has added meaningfully to the overall revenues that…

Samsung Led Top 10 5G Android Best-selling Smartphones in Feb 2022

Samsung led the February 2022 top 10 5G Android smartphones list with five spots, according to Counterpoint Research Handset Model Sales Tracker. The brand’s Galaxy A52s 5G was the best-selling 5G Android smartphone globally, followed by the Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G and Galaxy A32 5G. These smartphones along with the Galaxy A22 5G, which took the tenth position, contributed over half…

Ookla Webinar: Why is 5G in Europe Falling Behind and What Can We Do About It?

Our Associate Director Jan Stryjak recently spoke at the Ookla Webinar "Why is 5G in Europe Falling Behind and What Can We Do About It?" 5G performance across Europe has been a mixed story. While some operators offer lightning fast speeds exceeding 300 Mbps, 5G Availability, the percent of users on 5G-capable devices that spend the majority of their time on 5G, remains low. It is not…

T-Mobile Investing to Pull in 5G Applications

T-Mobile, the #2 carrier in the US by subscribers, held a “5G Forward” event to unveil some updates on its new 5G innovation lab in Bellevue, Washington. The company also announced new 5G partnerships. Other carriers, such as Verizon and AT&T, also have innovation labs. In the past, T-Mobile has been behind other major operators when it came to pushing new applications. The moves and…

Global Cellular IoT Module Revenue Grows 58% YoY in Q4 2021; 5G, 4G Cat 1 Modules Fastest Growing

Quectel and Qualcomm led the global cellular IoT module and IoT chipset markets respectively in Q4 2021. 5G contributed to nearly a quarter of the cellular IoT module market revenue. Automotive, router/CPE, industrial, PC and POS were the top five applications in the quarter. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – March 31, 2022 Global cellular IoT…

Fierce Wireless Presents: 5G Blitz Week: Spring Edition

Our Senior Analyst Soumen Mandal will be speaking at the Fierce Wireless event “5G Blitz Week: Spring Edition” on March 31st 2022. Event details: Date: March 28th-31st 2022 Free virtual event Registration link: Click here About the event: Focused on the present, future and opportunities of 5G evolution and the roadmap to 6G, Fierce Wireless’ 5G Blitz Week returns with a…

5G Drains Your iPhone’s Battery. Here’s What You Can Do About It.

Carriers over the past year are offering aggressive trade-in deals—as much as $1,000 off—to get people to upgrade to the latest 5G models, after spending billions of dollars setting up the new mobile network. It’s working: According to Counterpoint Research, global sales of 5G smartphones surpassed 4G handsets for the first time in January....Read More

Global 5G Smartphone Sales Penetration Surpassed 4G for First Time in January 2022

London, San Diego, New Delhi, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Hong Kong – March 16, 2022 Sales penetration of 5G-capable smartphones reached 51% globally in January 2022, surpassing the penetration of 4G smartphones for the first time, according to Counterpoint Research’s Global Monthly Handset Model Sales Tracker. China, North America and Western Europe were the biggest drivers of this growth.…

New iPhones Help 5G Handsets Capture More Than Half the Market

Phones with the advanced technology made up 51% of units sold, according to Counterpoint Research data. 5G connectivity is seen as a key enabler for transformative technologies such as autonomous driving and factory automation, with China being among the most aggressive nations in expanding its availability...Read More