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,…

Global IoT Cellular Module Shipment Demand in Growth Mode as 4G, LTE Cat-M & NB-IoT Deployments Ramp

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego September 20th, 2017 Chinese vendor SIMCom led in volumes while Canadian vendor Sierra Wireless led by value as the global cellular module shipments were up 35% YoY. Moving forward, 4G, LTE-M and NB-IoT will be key volume drivers. According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s IoT (Internet of Things) service, global…

Is the Galaxy Note 8 the New Aspirational Android Smartphone?

Counterpoint Research attended the Samsung Unpacked Note 8 launch event held in New York City. Typical of recent Samsung events, the launch was emceed by mobile chief DJ Koh, witnessed a lot of bling, and was well attended by both media and partners of Samsung. Key question for Samsung: Will the company turn the page from last year’s safety and battery issues with a product that will bring back…

Q2 2017: USA Market Back to Growth as Smartphone Shipments Jump 14% YoY

Q2 2017: USA Market Back to Growth as Smartphone Shipments Jump 14% YoY The strong growth comes following the weak 2nd quarter of 2016, the slowest quarter of last year.  Operators such as Verizon, T-Mobile, Tracfone and OEMs such as Samsung, ZTE drove most of the smartphone shipment growth during the quarter.    San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul August 16,…

T-Mobile Continues to Roll Through 2017

First to report of the major US carriers, T-Mobile looks to remain ahead of the pack on phone net adds both this quarter and for the rest of the year.  A few years ago, TMO was a fledgling carrier in no-man’s land.  The company was behind both Verizon & AT&T rolling out LTE.  They were not a budget alternative, either.   So, they were losing both high-end, prime subs and low-end subs to…

Market Pulse || Analysis for the Market in February 2017

We are pleased to bring you our Monthly Market Pulse. In this edition we provide our snap analysis of some of the key product launches from MWC. This report will almost coincide with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 launch, which is a tremendously important product for the company – doubly so in many respects following the disruptive Note 7 withdrawal. We have analysts at the event and will bring you our…

Surprise! Feature Phones to Drive the Next Wave of LTE Growth

More than half a billion LTE capable phones in a feature phone form-factor will be shipped globally over the course of five years. Local kings (mobile phone brands) in many feature phone centric markets as well as Operators will look forward to drive this trend aggressively starting this year. 4G Feature phones shipments will grow more than 5300% this year. More than 400 million feature phones…

MWC2017 and the IoT Revolution

IoT Revolution -2017 Summary After many years of talk and theory, MWC2017 showcased a multitude of real world IoT applications.  The numerous announcements showcased the transition to Internet of Everything (IOE). To sum things up the following are the major announcement that will be stepping stone for IoT in 2017. Nokia announced 5G FIRST, an end-to-end 5G product stack offer to global…

MWC-2017: Day 2

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. This year the event commenced on 27th February and there have already been several announcements in the run-up to the event. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies large and small to discuss and analyze the…

MWC-2017: Day Zero

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. This year the event commenced on 27th February and there have already been several announcements in the run-up to the event. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies large and small to discuss and analyze the…

What does Gigabit LTE mean for the Telecom Industry?

Gigabit LTE promises to bring many improvements to the telecom industry. A plethora of new GB LTE ready hardware will be launching throughout 2017. Not just within smartphones, the industry will see seeding of GB LTE within drones, mobile routers, tablets, wearables and much more. Look for GB LTE to change usage patterns and go much further than keeping up with increases within data and video…