Counterpoint: China to lead the world in 5G connected cars

Government Push to Make China a Leader in 5G Connected Cars

Increasing need for real-time cloud computing and fast cloud-car communication is creating a market for 5G-enabled connected cars. Counterpoint…

Samsung Surpasses Huawei to Lead Russia Smartphone Market in Q3 2020

The share of online smartphone sales reached 34% during Q3 2020, breaking the previous quarter’s record. Huawei led online channel sales with 27.8%…

Monthly Market Pulse - September 2020

Monthly Market Pulse – September 2020

Overview: Global smartphone sell through declined (YoY) in September after a brief recovery last month Global smartphone sell-through declined (8%…

Ericsson Profit Surge Driven by 5G Sales in China

Ericsson Profit Surge Driven by 5G Sales in China

Ericsson last week reported a higher than expected 38.5% YoY increase in its Q3 gross profit on revenues of SEK 57.5 ($6.5 billion), driven by a…

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Podcast: iPhone 12 to Make 5G Mainstream in Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic followed by lockdowns caused the European smartphone market to decline in Q1 2020 and Q2 2020. But as restrictions started…

Samsung smartphones rebound in July-August, widen gap with other brands

Samsung Smartphones Rebound in July-August, Widen Gap With Other Brands

• After losing its crown in April, Samsung has rebuilt its market share. • The company has also recaptured the top spot in India. Seoul, Hong Kong,…

Nokia’s Revival: Is the Finnish Vendor Already Benefiting from Huawei’s Absence?

Nokia is one of the pioneers of the mobile industry but it has been struggling in recent years. The company's mobile access division still dwarfs its…

Germany Smartphone Sales Plunge 27% in Q2 2020; Apple, Xiaomi Gain

Germany Smartphone Sales Plunge 27% in Q2 2020; Apple, Xiaomi Gain

The Germany smartphone market had the worst quarter at the height of COVID-19, with sales plunging 27% from a year earlier. However, the market now…

Will Higher (Above 90Hz) Refresh Rate Screen Become a Standard Feature?

Will Higher (Above 90Hz) Refresh Rate Screen Become a Standard Feature?

As smartphone market is saturated, companies are trying to differentiate their products through various specifications. Display size, Pixel per inch…

Qualcomm Leads Market Despite Losing Share to HiSilicon In Q2 2020

Qualcomm Leads Market Despite Losing Share to HiSilicon In Q2 2020

Huawei shipments in China increased, leading to a decline in Qualcomm market share. The tightening of restrictions on Huawei will hit HiSilicon…

Huawei UK Ban – Implications and Options for Operators

Huawei UK Ban – Implications and Options for Operators

Overview: In July, the UK government announced that UK Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) must replace Huawei 5G equipment from their networks by the…

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Huawei’s Struggles in European Telecoms

It has been a tough year for Huawei. And things will only get tougher. In July, the UK government announced that UK carriers are banned from…

Counterpoint Infographics Q2 2020 Mobile Market Monitor

INFOGRAPHIC: Q2-2020 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q2-2020 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the mobile handset market activities in…

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Global Smartwatch Market Revenue up 20% in H1 2020, Led by Apple, Garmin & Huawei

The top three brands contributed more than 69% of the total market revenue in H1 2020. Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires,…

5G Mobile Connections Will Cross the Milestone of 1.7 Billion in 2023

As of mid-July 2020, 93 commercial 5G networks went live across the world. Global mobile 5G connections will dramatically increase to over 1.7…

Counterpoint Global Handset Production Report (2016~2021F)

Global Handset Production Report (2016~2021F)

Overview: Handset production in China has continued decline since 2016, when it accounted for 75% of all global production. India, Vietnam and…

HiSilicon’s Loss is Qualcomm’s Gain in High-end Segment

The smartphone application processor market is dominated by Qualcomm. The company maintains its lead in the market by catering to all smartphone…

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Podcast: Open RAN – Discussing the Potential, Deployment Progress, Opportunities & Challenges

Open Radio Access Networks or Open RAN is slowly gaining momentum in the telecom industry. It promises to be an alternative way of building networks…