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APAC to reach 430 million 5G connections in 2025: GSMA

GSMA forecasts that 5G connections will represent 14% of total mobile connections in the APAC region by 2025 5G connections in Asia Pacific (APAC) are expected to reach 430 million in 2025, up from 200 million at end-2021, according to a recent report by industry...

The new device experience: How mobile carriers successfully ‘get in’ on the app economy (Reader Forum)

The prominence and dominance of mobile devices in the world needs no intro. But what about the actions that are taken on those devices once purchased? Americans check their phones approximately 96 times a day equating to 4.8 hours daily, of which 88% is...

The next Google smartphone will sport an in-house mobile chip

Google: 'Tensor was built for how people use their phones today and how people will use them in the future' Blaming computing limitations of third-party options, Google announced that its newest smartphone series, the Pixel 6, will sport an in-house chip called Tensor. Critical to...

LG exits the mobile phone market

Company will shift focus to "growth sectors including EVs, IoT and B2B" South Korea's LG Electronics is exiting the mobile phone market, planning to wind down its mobile phone business by July 31. The company has been the number three player in the U.S....

#TBT: Smartphones drive mobile video growth; T-Mo expands HSPA+; LightSquared says it’s on track … this week in 2011

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Smartphones drive mobile...

GWS: Smartphone usage data could help forecast elections

Could smartphone usage data reveal voter insights that political polling might not catch? It's possible, according to GWS. GWS analyzed news consumption on smartphones from an opt-in consumer panel in the lead-up to the 2020 election and immediately after, and found that people in swing...

Q4 shows global smartphone shipment rebound and vendor shake-up

Apple was the top smartphone vendor, shipping 90.1 million devices in Q4 While the global smartphone market took a hit overall in 2020 — declining 5.9% compared to 2019 — the final quarter of last year showed significant improvement, with the market returning somewhat to...

Huawei has enough stock of chips for its telco business: rotating chairman

  Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies currently holds sufficient stock of chips for the company’s network equipment businesses to overcome supply chain obstacles raised by U.S. sanctions, rotating chairman Guo Ping said during a media rountable at Huawei Connect event in Shanghai, China. The executive also noted...

Global smartphone market forecast to decline 9.5%, 5G remains priority

IDC predicts that the global smartphone market will fully recover by 2022 According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the global smartphone market is forecast to decline 9.5% year over year in 2020 with shipments totaling 1.2 billion units, following a...

Test and Measurement: People choose smartphones over booze, GWS survey finds

If you could only keep one product or service while staying at home during a pandemic, what would it be? For most American consumers (45%), that one thing is their smartphone, according to a survey of 5,000 people by Global Wireless Solutions. Respondents' second most-popular...

Huawei number one in global smartphone market for first time

Analysts: 'Huawei’s smartphone market success an unexpected and remarkable result' Huawei has had a tough go of it lately as the U.S. continues to box the Chinese company out of 5G network deployments. However, the company has experienced a few wins this week, securing a...

IDC: 2020 smartphone shipments to drop 11.9% due to COVID-19

IDC: 'global smartphone shipments will not return to growth until the first quarter of 2021' The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecasts that the global smartphone market will experience an overall of decline 11.9% year over year in 2020, with shipments...

GSA: 5G device availability is surging

Mid-band spectrum support is increasing in 5G devices The number of commercially available 5G devices jumped 41% in the past month, according to new numbers from the Global mobile Suppliers Association, and even more devices are anticipated to arrive on the market before the end...

#TBT: Sprint vs. T-Mo for third place; Better coverage, or else; mmWave eyed for 5G … this week in 2015

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Sprint, T-Mobile US...

Cell phone location data maps where people are social distancing — and not

Unacast grades states on social distancing How well are people adhering to recommendations on social distancing and staying at home to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus? Cellular device location data is providing some insights on that. Norwegian company Unacast, which is backed by...

Resonant filters out the 5G hype

One of the unsung but critical components that enable wireless communications are the filters which reside in the smartphone, and which are expected to proliferate in number in a 5G world. As Resonant CEO Dylan Kelly describes it, if spectrum bands are similar to...

5G may not mean a surge of device upgrades, survey finds

US, European device upgrades may lag compared to China and South Korea There are likely to be significant regional differences in 5G device adoption rates around the world -- and Chinese and South Korean consumers appear to be more likely to make immediate upgrades to...

Blancco sees potential of 5G to impact device upgrades, secondhand market

Will 5G be what finally prompts smartphone owners to upgrade their devices? In an interview at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles, Russ Ernst, executive vice president of products and technology at mobile diagnostics and data erasure company Blancco, discussed the impact of 5G on companies...

Mobile trends for the 2020s: New platform wars, US vs. China, and doubling down on digital services

What are the major trends that will shape the next decade of mobile technology? GSMA Intelligence lays out five in a new report. According to the report, those trends include: -Operators will intensify their pursuit of revenues that come from sources other than connectivity, which GSMA...

Kagan: Galaxy Fold vs. Surface Duo, battle of folding screen

This is an exciting time in the wireless industry as a new folding screen smartphone category is just beginning. The initial two heavy hitters are the Microsoft Surface Duo and the Samsung Galaxy Fold. They have entered this space and this new horserace has...

‘Major wake-up call’: SIM vulnerability targets mobile users for surveillance

Researchers at AdaptiveMobile Security say that they have uncovered a SIM-based smartphone vulnerability used for targeted surveillance which has been expanded to use for fraud, scam calls and other uses by hackers. Dubbed Simjacker, AdaptiveMobile Security said that the vulnerability represents "a huge jump in...

Kagan: Smartphone addiction takes life out of living

We have a very serious problem which I fear will have a long-term impact on our society. As an analyst, you know I love the world of smartphones, wireless, telecom and technology. That being said, I have learned that smartphones have two sides. One...

‘The two year upgrade cycle is dead,’ according to new survey

"The two-year upgrade cycle is dead," declares Ting Mobile in new research on consumers' smartphone upgrade habits. This likely comes as no surprise to mobile network operators, with both AT&T and Verizon reporting record-low device upgrade rates in recent quarters. Postpaid MVNO Ting Mobile's survey...

Huawei records 23.3% revenue growth in H1 despite US sales ban

Chinese vendor Huawei recorded revenues of CNY 401.3 billion ($ 58.3 billion) in the first half of the year, climbing 23.3% compared to the same period the previous year, the company said in its earnings statement. Huawei’s net profit margin for the first six months...

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