A new report from Strategy Analytics indicates that Samsung and Vivo were the fastest growing 5G smartphone vendors in Q1 2021, but Apple still leads the charge in net units with over 40 million 5G phones shipped to Samsung’s 17 million units. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard breaks down four key 5G smartphone market trends confirmed by this report and shares his insights on what these Q1 numbers suggest for the market segment FY2021.
Nokia showcases how application of digital twin technology, in combination with AI/ML engines, can streamlines 5G site deployments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explore how Nokia’s application of digital twin technology to intelligent site engineering counters the digital twinning moves of key mobile networking rivals Huawei and Ericsson as well as a potential alliance with NVIDIA can further strengthen its mobile and digital twin ecosystem credentials.
Sevis Systems’ Trusted Caller ID solution aims to restore enterprise control over broken mobile caller ID experiences. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard walks through Sevis’ Systems new offering and its value proposition of helping enterprises not only achieve significant operating cost savings within their contact centers, but also potentially deliver better customer experiences.
With the launch of T-Mobile WFX unlimited 5G plans, it’s clear that T-Mobile is taking on Verizon and AT&T in the enterprise. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard walks through the T-Mobile offering and T-Mobile’s clear move to take this opportunity to reduce friction and provide businesses with a relatively pain-free alternative and an enterprise-grade unlimited data plan.
The European smartphone market is down 14% year over year in 2020, and Xiaomi and Oppo appear to be gaining on Samsung. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard takes a look at the numbers, the market, and what’s ahead.
In exciting news from CES 2021, Verizon chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg, announced the company is placing massive amounts of computing power right at the edge of its 5G network and partnering with Microsoft and AWS on the deployment of its Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) concept. This effort is part of a collective effort to fuel smart city development and other innovation.
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform expands the company’s portfolio in the budget tier, offering price points at mid- and high-tier levels that seem pretty certain to expand its market share ahead of competitors. This is a smart business strategy for a chipmaker looking to leverage 5G early to accelerate revenue growth with minimal friction from competitors. It’s also a smart ecosystem strategy, as Qualcomm can use this opportunity to prove to handset makers that it can become their single source of 5G mobile SOCs at every price point.
Qualcomm opens the week at its Snapdragon Summit with a focus on premium mobile experiences, 5G, and the dawn of an entirely new era for mobile in 2021. Many of the technologies showcased today will naturally trickle down vertically to other Snapdragon tiers, as well as outward to adjacent growth segments for the chipmaker, like Always-On, Always-Connected laptops, XR devices, Edge/Cloud AI products, and 5G Fixed Wireless solutions, among others.
As Intel looks to expand its mobility footprint for a future of more connected cities and autonomous vehicles, the company turns to Moovit to progress.
AT&T’s decision makers are demonstrating why the FirstNet platform is playing a pivotal role in meeting the unique challenges of the coronavirus crisis. The COVID-19 crisis will compel mobile operators to make promoting the public safety capabilities of their networks a top development and marketing priority.