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

realme Emerges as Fastest-growing Major* 5G Brand Globally in Q4 2021

With a 165% YoY growth in Q4 2021, realme’s 5G smartphone shipments grew the most among all major* 5G brands. This growth was fuelled by key expansion regions such as Western Europe and Latin America. realme’s 5G smartphones also continued to perform well in regions such as the Middle East & North Africa and Asia-Pacific, where it has already gained a foothold. Consequently, realme…

iPhone SE 5G, new iPad Air with M1 SoC, Mac Studio with M1 Ultra SoC & more announced at Apple Event

At its first launch event of 2022, titled “Peek Performance”, Apple announced a new iPhone SE with refreshed hardware and 5G connectivity, a new iPad Air, a powerful new desktop computer, and much more. Apple also announced its most powerful SoC, the M1 Ultra, which completes the first generation of the Apple Silicon family. Below is a quick look at everything that Apple announced. iPhone SE 5G:…

iPhone SE Gets 5G, A15 Bionic; Needs Design Revamp

During its first event of 2022, Apple announced the launch of its newest iPhone SE. This is the third iteration of the iPhone SE, the first of which launched back in 2016 and the second in 2020. As expected, the newest addition to the iPhone family is 5G capable, an increasingly necessary feature at its price point. The selling points When the iPhone SE launched in 2020, 5G connectivity was…

MWC 2022: 5G Open RAN, Private Networks, eSIM, Foldables & Sustainability Takes Center Stage

It was a great last week to physically go on the annual pilgrimage at the technology mecca GSMA MWC 2022 Barcelona after three years! It was a fantastic feeling to meet many of you in person with my rockstar colleagues. These were some of the key trends at the show: 💡 5G is Everywhere: Almost every booth was showcasing products, software or services with and for 5G. We saw a sleuth of 5G…

New iPhone SE 5G to Open Up More Mid-End Segments Across Key Regions

Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – March 9, 2022 Apple just announced its new iPhone SE smartphone at its online Peek Performance event. The new device will be more expensive than its predecessor but comes with a more powerful A15 Bionic processer and 5G network support. Despite the bigger $429 price tag, the updated iPhone SE is expected to do well, with 5G network…

MWC 2022 Highlights Growing Interest in Private 5G Networks

A lot of discussion around the rollout of 5G focuses on emerging use cases and, more importantly, monetizing 5G. One such theme of announcements at MWC 2022 was private networks. It is still an emerging market but developing rapidly with an expanding ecosystem. Let us look at the significant announcements made at MWC on private networks. HPE extends enterprise connectivity with private 5G…

Monetizing 5G Will Be The Challenge For Incumbent Vendors in 2022

Nordic duo Ericsson and Nokia both had a good 2021. With strong cash generation from its core networks business, Ericsson had one of the best years in its history. Meanwhile Nokia provided proof that its turnaround is on track, with a solid improvement in margins and a return to profitability - although it needs to increase its RAN market share in 2022. With most of the largest operators having…

Global Connected Car Market Remains Resilient; 5G Cars Deployed Globally

In 2021, 4G cars were 90% of total connected car shipments. 5G cars are expected to be a quarter of connected cars by 2025. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – February 15, 2022 The global connected car[1] market remained resilient in 2021 despite ongoing problems such as semiconductor shortages, production losses, cost inflation, and freight disruption.…

How 5G AIoT Brings Intelligence to Digital Transformation

Our Research Vice President Neil Shah will be moderating the Fibocom webinar "How 5G AIoT Brings Intelligence to Digital Transformation" on March 1st 2022. Event details: Date: March 1st 2022 Time: 11:00 AM (New York)/16:00 PM (London)/17:00 PM (Germany)/23:00 PM (China) Registration link: Click here About the event: After continuous evolution over the past two years, 5G has…