realme Key to Europe’s Affordable 5G Smartphone Growth

5G is growing rapidly in Europe. 5G sales in the region more than doubled over 2020 and accounted for half of all smartphone sales in Q3 2021 (up from just 14% in Q3 2020). The key to this growth is the push of 5G down into the lower price tiers. 5G smartphones accounted for the majority of sales in the mid-price ($250-$499 wholesale) segment in Q3 2021, up from 21% in the previous year. Even in…

Virtual Event: 5G Monetization Forum

Our Research Vice President Neil Shah will be speaking at the 5G Monetization Forum on 15th February 2022. The event is organized by RCR Wireless News. About the event: The telco industry is going through a rapid change driven by technological advancements, spectrum access liberalization and changing user habits and demand. Now, with opportunities to not only offer enhanced mobile broadband…

NDTV Featuring Tarun Pathak: Why Airlines Are Worried About 5G Interference With Flights

Several long-haul flights to the US have been cancelled this week including 4 Air India flights amid fears that 5G towers could interfere with the landing systems of planes, especially in bad weather. Are airlines' fear justified? Our Research Director, Tarun Pathak, recently shared his views with NDTV on this subject . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4n_tZbuUXw More videos below:CNA…

TSMC to Boost Capex in 2022 Driven by 5G Applications, High Performance Computing

TSMC has announced a capital spending of $40-44 billion for 2022 keeping in view its massive new fab construction plans. This is above the industry forecast of $38-42 billion. According to TSMC, 70-80% of capex in 2022 will be used for advanced node technologies (7nm and below), 10-20% for specialty technologies and 10% for advanced packaging. If we factor in TSMC’s higher spending as well…

realme Was the Fastest Growing 5G Android Smartphone Brand in Q3 2021

realme’s 5G sales grew the fastest, at 831% YoY in Q3 2021, followed by OPPO (165% YoY) and vivo (147% YoY) Beijing, Seoul, Taipei, London, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Hong Kong – December 29, 2021 realme was the fastest-growing 5G Android smartphone brand globally in Q3 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s monthly Market Pulse Service. realme was able to outgrow the market with its 5G…

Whitepaper – 5G Smartphone SoC Development Trend

Overview: Globally, 5G smartphones have seen fast adoption rates in the past two years. For 2022, Counterpoint expects the worldwide 5G smartphone shipments to reach over 800 million units, replacing LTE as the mainstream cellular standard in mobile devices. 5G will play an important role in future dollar content growth in semiconductors, especially the SoC chipsets, as we believe the…

Advance Digital Malaysia – Competing for Innovation and Investment in a Global 5G Economy

Our Senior Analyst Glen Cardoza will be speaking at the Advance Digital Malaysia webinar on December 14th 2021.  The topic of the panel discussion is “Competing for Innovation and Investment in a Global 5G Economy”. Session details: Tuesday | 14 December 2021 | 16:00-18:00 (Malaysia Standard Time GMT +8) About the webinar: Leading 5G economies are being built on innovation ecosystems…

Global Cellular IoT Module Shipments Grow 70% YoY in Q3 2021; 5G Module Shipments up 700% YoY

Quectel and Qualcomm led the global cellular IoT module and chipset markets respectively in Q3 2021. NB-IoT contributed to more than one-third of the cellular IoT module market. Smart meter, POS, enterprise, industrial and router/CPE were the top five applications in this quarter. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – December 9, 2021 Global cellular…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC Promises to Unlock Faster 5G, Cutting-edge Camera, High-quality Audio Experiences

After hosting an online-only Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Qualcomm is back with a physical event this year. The Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021 event is being held in Kona, Hawaii. On Wednesday, Qualcomm announced its next-generation SoC that will be powering premium smartphones in 2022 (potentially an OEM or two in 2021). Qualcomm is changing the naming system with…

MediaTek Summit Key Takeaways: First Flagship 5G SOC, Tie-up With AMD, FiLogic 130 for IoT Devices

MediaTek recently held its annual executive summit at Laguna Beach, California. The headliner announcement this year was the unveiling of its first flagship 5G SOC, the Dimensity 9000. The company had launched the Dimensity line, its first 5G SOC, in November 2019. Look for devices with the new SOC late in Q1 2022. MediaTek will continue to update its 700 series 5G line-up to cater to the…

Thailand Smartphone Shipments in Q3 2021 Dropped 14% YoY But 5G Shipments Are Highest Ever

Hong Kong, London, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – November 22, 2021 Thailand’s smartphone shipments decreased by 14% YoY in Q3 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Thailand Channel Share Tracker. August saw the peak of COVID-19 infection rates in the country, which led to slowing down of the economy. However, 5G smartphone shipments during the quarter were the…

5G SA Core and Enterprise To Drive Growth at Nokia and Ericsson?

Although both Nokia and Ericsson reported good third quarter financial results, top-level growth at their RAN businesses is likely to be challenged over the next few months, with Ericsson seeking to compensate for loss of market share in mainland China with growth elsewhere and Nokia needing to recover market share following a major contract loss at Verizon last year. In addition, both may…