Dual-SIM smartphone sales to hit half billion in 2016

Dual-SIM smartphone sales will reach 514 million units in 2016, increasing 19 per cent from 431 million sales expected this year and topping the half-billion mark for the first time, according to a forecast from Strategy Analytics. This means “almost one in …

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Mobile app gaming companies poised for record H2 – Strategy Analytics

Gaming companies could generate record breaking revenue in the second half of the year, if trends hold from the past, while app categories like travel and health & fitness need to find revenue through alternative business models, a Strategy Analytics …

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Developing Asian markets help fuel 77% jump in global data traffic

While mobile operators in developed markets are experiencing a slowdown in data traffic growth, developing markets in Asia helped fuel a 77 per cent increase in data usage globally in Q1. Growth in data usage has risen over the last …

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Smaller vendors gain ground on Apple and Samsung in shrinking tablet space

Huawei, TCL-Alcatel and LG benefited from “pockets of growth” in the tablet space during Q1 2015, according to Strategy Analytics, but the overall picture for the sector was not a positive one. China’s Huawei in particular performed strongly, shipping 1.3 …

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Apple star performer, but Samsung tops global mobile chart

Apple was the “star performer” in the mobile phone market in the first quarter of 2015, driven by its strength in China, according to figures from Strategy Analytics. The US company saw its iPhone shipments increase 40 per cent year-on-year …

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Asia Pacific will continue to lead on NFC payments — study

The Asia Pacific region will account for the largest share of spending via NFC-based smartphones in 2020, according to Strategy Analytics. The region will be ahead of North America (31 per cent) and Western Europe (21 per cent), said the …

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Mainland smartphone output jumps 44%, Huawei leads

China-based smartphone makers increased shipments 44 per cent to 111.1 million units in Q3 compared to a year earlier. Exports, which accounted for 39 per cent of shipments, were up 53 per cent from Q3 2013, according to Digitimes Research. …

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Global smartphone sales growth is slowing

After years of dramatic sales growth the global smartphone market is slowing down, according to new data from analysts CCS Insight. The firm is forecasting global smartphone sales growth of 25% in 2014, down from 40% last year and slowing further to 15% in 2015.

SDN could reduce carrier opex by up to $9bn globally by 2017

While the technological benefits of using software defined networking (SDN) to help operators dynamically provision network applications and services have been well publicised, the economic benefits that the technology could bring are now being articulated.