Will Huawei’s Extraordinary But Short-Lived Growth Story in LATAM Come to a Grinding Halt?

Huawei has been building up momentum in LATAM with record volumes and a growth of 51% year-on-year (YoY) during 2018. Its growth came at a time when…

South Korea

5G Rollout in Korea – The First Month

It has been a little over a month since the three major carriers in Korea - SK Telecom, KT and LGU+ - took the country into the 5G era by launching…

China Satcom Targets IoT Market in South-East Asia

The introduction of 5G is likely to accelerate the trend of people streaming video rather than watching traditional broadcast TV. To prepare for the…

AMD Q1 2019: Revenue Dips with Decline of GPU Sales; Margin Increases as EPYC and Ryzen Picks Up Market Share

AMD reported a 23% year-on-year (YoY) decline in revenues in Q1 2019, making it the third consecutive quarter of declining revenues. AMD’s topline…

Bezos’ Broadband Satellite Dream – Will It Ever Get off the Ground?

Amazon is joining a long list of companies planning constellations consisting of hundreds and thousands of satellites with the stated aim of…

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…

France: A Battleground for Premium Flagship Smartphones

Being a mature smartphone market, the average selling price (ASP) in France is already high. Apple and Samsung so far dominate the market. However,…

Chinese Buildings

Chinese Operators are Racing to Commercialize 5G Services

As the world moves towards the era of 5G, Chinese carriers are the forefront of mobile communication evolution for the first time. Since the issue of…

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Emerging Memory Supplier YMTC to Challenge Global Leaders such as Samsung, SK Hynix & Western Digital in Next Five Years

In 2018, the global NAND flash market reached US$58 billion. Mobile phones and PCs account for 42.1% and 16.2% of the overall NAND market demand,…

Triple Camera Penetration Among Smartphones To Cross 50% by 2021

The smartphone industry is highly dynamic. In 2018, more than half of the smartphones sold globally had two or more cameras. Counterpoint identified…

Google I/O 2019 – AI Prowess & Hardware Ambition Expands

The annual Google developer conference, Google I/O 2019, just concluded in Mountain View, California. Google CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted that the…

microsoft Build 2019

Microsoft Build 2019: Significant Enhancements of AI Capabilities in Azure Cloud & Edge

There were a lot of exciting new technologies and services announced at the Microsoft Build 2019 - Redmond’s annual developer conference. Below are…

India’s Premium Smartphone Segment: Samsung Regains Pole Position while OnePlus 6T continues to be the Best-Seller in Q1 2019

Samsung regained the top spot in India’s premium segment (≥₹30,000 or roughly ≥US$430) in Q1 2019, after losing out to OnePlus three quarters in a…

iPhone X

The Top 10 Best-Selling Smartphones in China and the World in 2018

The global economy was in turmoil in 2018. Both the global and the Chinese manufacturing industry were suffering, and trade growth slowed down. Not…

Key Takeaways from Spotify Earnings Call

Spotify released its earnings for Q1 2019 on April 29. The company managed to have more than 217 million monthly active users, a growth of 5%…

Quick Takes from Apple’s Q2 FY19 Earnings Call

With waning iPhone sales and increasing revenues from services and wearables, here are three short takes on Apple's Q2 FY19 earnings call: iPhone…

Tapping the Vast Opportunity of Smart Cities in LATAM

In LATAM, governments are the biggest contractor of projects. Between 2013 and 2016, public investment represented around 4% of the region’s total…

Tesla Misses Q1 2019 Expectations with Increasing Competition

The first quarter of 2019 was expected to be a tough one for Tesla. The cut in the US tax credit for Tesla cars from January 1, 2019, model upgrades,…