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…

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…