US White-label Smartphone Opportunity Continues to Grow

US carriers sold over 1.5 million white-label devices in Q3 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s US Monthly Smartphone Channel Share Tracker.…

Increased store traffic, promotions, shortages, and more; five takeaways from the iPhone 13 launch

The iPhone 13 is finally here, just one week after Apple announced the next generation iPhones in its digital only launch event. Pre-orders leading…

T-Mobile Looks to Shake up Wireless Competition in National Retail

Aiming to more than double its footprint in US national retail channels, T‑Mobile will soon start selling its wireless plans at 2,300 Walmart store…

Which is the Hottest US Carrier in Q3?

According to the Counterpoint US Online/Offline Channel Share Tracker, the quick answer is T-Mobile. The ‘un-carrier’ is punching above its weight…

US Smartphone Market Grows 27% YoY in H1 2021 Despite Shortages; OnePlus, Motorola, Nokia HMD Gain as LG Exits

Q2 2021: US Smartphone Market Grows 27% YoY in H1 2021 Despite Shortages; OnePlus, Motorola, Nokia HMD Gain as LG Exits

Denver, Boston, Toronto, Denver, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – July 27, 2021  The US smartphone market saw a 27% YoY increase in H1…

AT&T Has a Strong Wireless Performance in 2Q 2021

Q2 2021: AT&T Has a Strong Wireless Performance

From the perspective of hardware sales, AT&T had a strong Q2 2021. Smartphone sales were up 31% YoY. The carrier sold over five million…

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Budget 5G Smartphones are the New Battlegrounds for OEMs

T-Mobile Drives US 5G Competition in $100-$250 Price Band T-Mobile is pushing the envelope when it comes to budget 5G smartphones ($100-$250 band) in…

The Summer Temperatures are Rising and so are the US Carrier Promotional Activities

We are one week from the end of the second quarter. Often, the official start to summer ushers in a slowdown with the major US carriers selling fewer…

Counterpoint Research - Rogers Looks to Strengthen 5G Position with Acquisition of Shaw

Rogers Looks to Strengthen 5G Position with Acquisition of Canada’s Fourth Largest Carrier, Shaw Communications

Rogers Communications is to acquire Shaw Communications in a transaction valued at $20.8 billion. The 5G opportunity is the key focus of the merger.…

Counterpoint Research: T-Mobile Ends 2020 Like It Started – Leading The Net Add Race

T-Mobile Ends 2020 Like It Started – Leading The Net Add Race

T-Mobile pre-announced a spectacular Q4 and 2020 despite the headwinds of COVID-19. T-Mobile saw 1.7 million net additions in Q4, which we expect…

US Smartphone Recovery Continues in July; Key Entry Devices are Launched

The US market continues to see sell-through volumes recover after the tremendous slow down seen in April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US…

Counterpoint US Smartphone Market Q3 2019

US Q3 2019 Results Give Good Hint of What to Expect in Q4

Through the first two months (October/November) of 4Q19, there have been limited changes in the OEM structure of the US market. Apple has gained…

Early Look Into Q3 2019 US Smartphone Sales Shows Weakness, but Apple iPhone Launch Above Expectations

The US market sold through 11.3 million smartphones in August. This is down 4% when compared with August 2018. When looking at how Q3 is shaping up,…

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Operators and Refurbished Smartphones: Best Practices

Overview: The global refurbished smartphone market will grow to 140 million devices in 2019. It is important for global carriers to leverage this…

Key Takeaways from the Big 5G Event

Hearing from the major players within the 5G ecosystem, it is easy to be overcome by the hype and promises of 5G. When talking one-on-one with the…

T-Mobile Makes Bold Pricing Move – No Price Increase for 5G Service

The US carrier results are in from the fourth quarter of 2018. US carriers have been all bragging about being the ‘first’ to roll out 5G service, but…