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Constant change and convergence continues quickly in the mobile market with tight integration needed among hardware, operating systems, app stores and over-the-top services, creating new challenges for established telecom operations. What’s more, the mobile ecosystem is increasingly complicated, making long-term product planning difficult.

Gain the critical information needed to track value chains, business models and the competitive dynamics within today’s highly complex mobile environment with our focused coverage of digital security, IoT, M2M, smart cities, wearables and more.

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  • Wayne Lam | March 13, 2020
    So much of what is talked about surrounding 5G connectivity has been focused on the download side of the network. While it is true that there are ever-evolving improvements to pump data from the cell tower to the devices faster such as carrier aggregation, higher order modulation and 4x4 MIMO, little attention has been paid to improving the uplink channel [from device to network]. Within the 3GPP Release 15 [which marked the official launch of 5G New Radio (NR)], a key design requirement of the new wireless standard calls for the implementation of MIMO on both network and devices. For example, 5G smartphones using the globally common TDD band N78 (3.5GHz), will be required to have 4x4 MIMO connectivity and fast antenna switches to perform SRS (Sounding Reference Signal) built within the 5G RFFE . The reliance of wider bandwidths of higher frequencies in 5G NR has forced the design decision to implement download enhancements [as RF propogation becomes more challenged as radio wavelengths decrease]. This inherent physical limitation of path loss dictates the use of massive MIMO antennas on the network infrastructure side as well as 4x4 MIMO on the device. In this article, we will discuss how this new 5G RFFE design challenge means for the RF components ecosystem; specifically, the additional use of PAMiFs (power amplifier module with integrated filters).
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  • Anna Ahrens | February 25, 2020
    Wiko is one of the remaining European-origin brands, which is successful in Europe within its price segment.
  • Jun Wen Woo, Seth Wallis-Jones | February 17, 2020
    WhatsApp is now approved by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch payment services in February 2020, around two years after the beta launch of the service. The official launch of the service was delayed due to regulatory challenges including data localisation rules and privacy concerns of the Indian government. WhatsApp Payments Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based payment service will be made available to WhatsApp users in a staged deployment across its’ large Indian user base.


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  • Icon Tim Westcott | April 06, 2020
    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • Julian Watson, Baldesh Singh, Li Fen Siew, Matthew Ong | April 03, 2020
    IHS Markit has developed a series of case studies analyzing the implementation of IoT across a range of verticals, such as agriculture, healthcare, logistics, smart home and many others.
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  • Recent mergers indicative of maturing online-to-offline strategies by global tech companies
    Seth Wallis-Jones | March 19, 2020
    Hyperlocal logistics are being combined with hyperscale reach to stake out defensible claims in the highly monetizable online-to-offline market for goods and services. With several recent mergers and acquisitions occurring, local and global structuring of the market is occurring as investors pull back from the hyper-competition that has driven subsidy supported growth of the food delivery market. As subsidies are withdrawn the true scale of the market opportunity will emerge and rationalisation will continue.
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  • Jeff Lin | April 02, 2020
    This tracker offers a quarterly excel database, providing the top 19 brands’ notebook PC & tablet historical and forecast shipment data by size, resolution, display technology and region. The database also covers the OS/processor and form factor. Each accompanying quarterly PPT addresses the overall notebook PC and tablet market, brand dynamics, and product development trends.
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  • Sam Lucero | March 23, 2020
    Market forecasts of the cumulative volume of devices under management by IoT platforms and the resulting annual platform service revenue. These forecasts are global in scope, segmented by region, platform type, and device type, and cover the period from 2015 to 2030.
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  • Sam Lucero | March 23, 2020
    Comprehensive list of hundreds of IoT platform vendors, filterable by numerous criteria, including platform type, platform introduction (year), funding type, headquarters location, number of employees, and more.
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  • A difficult year manifests itself and points to a 5G future
    Gerrit Schneemann , Anna Ahrens | September 20, 2019
    IFA 2019 missed out on a standout device launch, unless the re-release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold counts. However, the industry is laying the ground work for even more aggressive 5G device roll-outs next year with the introduction of a number integrated 5G processor solutions.
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  • 37th Japan Display Forum
    Jusy Hong | August 06, 2019
    This is a market analysis presentation was given at the 37th Japan Display Forum - 2019, held on July 26, 2019.
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  • Max Signorelli, Fateha Begum | June 26, 2019
    An exclusive presentation on the changing digital landscape and its impact on home entertainment. This was delivered at a DEGE Learning Session, organised with the British Screen Association of Screen Entertainment, in May 2019 in London.
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  • Icon Research Analyst II, Mobile and Telecoms
    Abel Nevarez covers mobile network infrastructure trends and activity.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Smartphones
    Gerrit Schneemann has followed the global handset market for more than a decade, as part of the Omdia team covering smartphones.
  • Icon Research and Analysis Director, Smartphone
    Jusy Hong is responsible for mobile device, networks and media in the Asia Pacific. He covers mobile handset shipment, production, technology, & media trends as well as companies' strategies.
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