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Smartphones: Making Connections

Ian Fogg, Sr. Director for Telecommunications recently appeared on NHK World television in Japan, where he gave his views on the dynamics of the heated competition in smartphone development.

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Francis Sideco
FDD and TDD LTE: Two Sides to the Same Coin or Two Different Coins?

Due to a number of factors, many erroneously believe that the TDD (Time Division Duplex) mode of LTE is a separate standard developed and adopted primarily by one country. Some of these factors include the genesis of...

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Ian Fogg
Amazon must change tactics with its Fire smartphone to ignite the mobile market

Amazon's debut smartphone includes differentiated and technically impressive features, but none represent the game changer which Amazon needs to drive consumer adoption. At this price, and with this launch proposition, the Fire will struggle to ignite the smartphone market unless Amazon changes its approach.

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AT&T to divest from America Móvil

Carlos Slim has agreed to buy AT&T’s remaining 8.27% stake in America Móvil for some $5.57 billion.

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Handsets & Smartphones Market Monitor Q1 2014: Samsung reasserts leadership

Samsung were the big winners in the handset market in the first quarter of 2014, recovering most of the ground it lost in the previous quarter. Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi rocketed to sixth in the smartphone ranking on the back of strong sales from its lower end devices. Lenovo and Motorola were the only other manufacturers to gain any meaningful market share. This bodes well for when Lenovo's purchase of Motorola eventually closes.

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Why apps matter for wearable devices

Device makers and app developers are increasingly looking to expand into new categories of wearable devices. This presentation investigates the opportunities for apps for wearables. It presents why apps matter, shows what is driving the market, and analyses the business models needed for new types of content and service. This presentation was given by Jack Kent, Principal Analyst for Mobile Media at the IHS Korea Display Conference 2014 in Seoul in April 2014.

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Bridge M2M Alliance Forms to Aid Multinational M2M Deployment in Asia

With cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections in Asia expected to more than triple in the coming years, local wireless operators have banded together in a group dedicated to facilitating M2M deployments in the region.

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4G Smartphone Market in China Set for Explosive 1,500 Percent Growth This Year

China’s domestic market for 4G smartphones is poised for a massive liftoff this year as shipments grow sixteenfold from 2013 levels, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS)...

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Ian Fogg
Ian Fogg

As senior director and head of the IHS mobile and telecoms team, Ian Fogg directs research, consulting, analysis, and forecasting of the mobile and telecoms market. This includes...

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Francis Sideco
Francis Sideco

Francis Sideco is a Senior Director with the IHS research and analysis organization and is responsible for leading the IHS analyst teams covering wireless and wired/broadband...

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