Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 – Day 1 Highlights

After witnessing the major announcements regarding mobile devices at the pre-event, Day 1 revolves around enhanced SoC (System-on-chip), IoT solutions, and innovations in connected cars.  Highlights from Day 1 are below: Sony returns with the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact contain most of company’s mobile expertise to deliver the best possible immersive…

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 – Day 0 Highlights

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. This year the event kicked-off on 26th February and our analysts are present at the event to meet with tech companies and analyze the latest developments in the world of technology. There have been quite a series of announcements in the run-up…

Ready Player One – Lessons for the future of virtual reality

March 2018 will see the release of the latest Stephen Spielberg blockbuster, Ready Player One. The film is based on a book of the same name written by the sci-fi author, Ernest Cline and published in 2011. It is set in the year 2044 in a dystopian future where the world is breaking down economically and socially, but people escape to a virtual universe called the OASIS. The OASIS was created…

USA Operators Report: Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T

The USA Operators report bundle consists of four reports that cover the major operators. The four reports contained in this bundle are: 1. Verizon Again the Largest Smartphone Sales Channel in the US Market Verizon had a solid final quarter of 2017 and regained its claim as largest smartphone channel in the US market.  This report analyzes postpaid and prepaid device sales and provides 5G…

Smart devices, IoT and Connected Cars taking the center stage at Day One

The event kicks off with new launches featuring latest technological innovation in areas like AI, Sensors, AR, VR, and IoT. Some of the major product announcements are captured below: Baidu launches three new smart speakersBaidu launched three smart speakers with DuerOS (AI from Baidu in China)- Little Fish VS1, Sengled, PopIn Aladdin. All these speakers are unique in their own ways targeting…

CES Pre-event: Qualcomm and Intel were in the limelight

This year, the show revolves around advances in connected and autonomous cars, IoT (predominantly smart home devices), AI and steps towards 5G. It is interesting to note that wearables and smartphones are not causing too much of a buzz at the tech show. Let’s have a look at some of the happenings from the Pre-Event: Intel Introduced Shooting Star Mini Drones Intel’s drone light show during the…

Next half billion IoT cellular connections by 2020; Chinese Operators to dominate

Global IoT cellular connections grew 41% annually to the end of 3Q 2017, having already crossed the half billion mark earlier in 2017. At the end of 3Q 2017, Chinese operators dominated the market holding more than 46% of IoT cellular connections. China Mobile was the world’s leading operator in terms of IoT connections. However, outside China, Vodafone leads in IoT cellular connectivity…

Chinese Operators Control Almost Half of the Global Cellular IoT Connections

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego January 03rd, 2018 At the end of 3Q 2017, Chinese operators dominated the market holding more than 46% of IoT cellular connections. China Mobile was the world’s leading operator in terms of IoT connections. However, outside China, Vodafone leads in IoT cellular connectivity globally. According to the latest research from…

Qualcomm Leads Smartphone SoC Market; Fueled From Adoption By Fast Growing Chinese Brands

The global smartphone System-on-Chip (SoC) market grew 19% annually in Q3 2017 crossing $8 billion in chipset revenues. Qualcomm led the smartphone SoC market strengthening its position further capturing 42% of the total SoC revenues in Q3 2017. The San Diego based technology company saw rising adoption for its mid to high range SoCs by the fast-growing Chinese brands, boosting its SOC shipments…

Global Smartphone SoC Market Crossed US$8 Billion in Q3 2017, A Third Quarter Record

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego December 29th, 2017 Qualcomm leads, Apple grabs 20% of the value share and Samsung was the fastest growing vendor According to Counterpoint Research’s Component Tracker Q3 2017, the global smartphone System-on-Chip (SoC) market grew 19% annually in Q3 2017 crossing $8 billion in chipset revenues. Commenting on the…

Emerging Technologies

Mobile DevicesComponentsInternet of ThingsEmerging TechnologiesEcosystems and ServicesConsulting IntroductionNo business can afford to ignore the rapidly growing landscape of technology developments with emerging technologies that will impact every part of the business landscape. Our detailed reports help you stay ahead of the curve so you know how to mitigate threats and take advantage of…

China Mobile Global Partnership Event 2017: A Big Push Towards the IoT and 4G+ Era

China Mobile, the undisputed No. 1 mobile operator in China and around the world in terms of user base, hosted the annual global partnership event from 23-27 Nov in Guangzhou. The event, organized by China Mobile, is a grand stage for both China Mobile and its local and international partners to showcase the latest technological achievement and demonstrate their development blueprint in China and…

Highlights from C-Touch and Display Shenzhen 2017

Counterpoint Technology Market Research has successfully completed the “Mobile Phone Industry Chain Summit 2017 – Industrial Innovation in Full Screen Era” held together with Reed Expo in Shenzhen on Nov 24, 2017. During the summit, analysts from Counterpoint Technology Market Research and representatives from Qualcomm, ZTE, Visionox, Western Digital, PPG, etc., shared their views on the latest…

Qualcomm’s US$12 Billion China Deal Shines Amid Trump’s Visit

On November 9, U.S. President Donald trump signed a $250 billion deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. As President Trump has been urging China to improve its trade imbalance, the bulk of the orders are for Chinese companies to expand their investments in the U.S. and buy a lot of U.S. products. As a result, China has delivered a willingness to reduce its trade deficit, one of those…

Why China is Leading NB-IoT Development Globally

Machine to Machine (M2M) communications have existed for years. It refers to the process of connecting remote machines to a central control point. Reducing costs of sensors and enhanced communications technologies mean that more ‘things’ can be connected. And by connecting them to the Internet a stream of data can be developed that can be used for everything from simple control to advanced…

Google Launches a Suite of Hardware Focusing on Melding AI, SW, and HW

Google held their annual hardware launch event in San Francisco today.  The launch event was much more than a Pixel smartphone update.  It was an unveiling of a suite of devices showcasing Android’s vision incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning into all of their hardware. Google hopes to differentiate their hardware with their software prowess.  Not surprisingly, the event…

Back to Basics: connectivity during disasters

During the past month, the Americas have been hit by a significant number of natural disasters.  Hurricanes, earthquakes and floods have left a trail of devastation throughout North America and the Caribbean. If climatologists are proved correct, the world will likely experience an increasing number of extreme weather events in future. Recently, I experienced one of disasters -- I was in Miami…

Sierra Wireless and SIMCOM Lead the IoT Cellular Modules Market in Revenues & Volumes

Cellular connectivity is the backbone to drive secure connection of different devices to the internet across different verticals. The role of cellular modules to securely and reliably connect the devices with the management platforms, the cloud is critical to enable flow of data and information both ways. From monitoring health to smart utility meters, integrated logistics, manufacturing systems,…