Mobile World Congress 2015 - Shanghai

Mobile World Congress Shanghai (formerly Mobile Asia Expo) will celebrate the amazing possibilities that mobile brings us, connecting industry professionals and mobile-passionate consumers alike on 15-17 July 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Key members of IHS analyst teams for Consumer Electronics, Media and Telecommunications will be in attendance (see below):
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Analysts (2)

  • Jusy Hong 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.
  • Tom Morrod Research Director | Consumer, Displays, Media, Security & Telecoms
    Tom Morrod is the research director for Building Technology, Consumer Electronics, Displays, Media, Security & Telecoms market research & analysis within the Technology, Media & Telecom division at IHS Markit managing a team of 130 analysts in 14 countries globally.
IHS: Talking about Mobile

Our analysts discuss key mobile technology opportunities and trends

Semiconductor synergies in mobile solutions drive the 5G future   The impact of Asia in the mobile market   Opportunities and challenges ahead for mobile   How will M2M technology providers and operators help enable smarter utilities?
The opportunity for M2M in the consumer automotive market   Sensors in mobile applications, what’s next?   Mobile health increases channels to healthcare delivery   LTE – Taking the “long term” out of Long Term Evolution


Market Insights
Recent Analyst Insights on Important Mobile Market Events

Apple Music can kick start on-demand music business
Apple has made its long expected entry into the on-demand subscription music market with the launch of Apple Music: a premium only service with plans starting at $9.99/month for personal plans and $14.99/month for the family plan in the US. Apple Music will be available as a free trial for the first three months.

For similar relevant insights, please visit our Mobile Media research page


SK Telecom empowers the individual as IoT application developers
SK Telecom is certainly one of the most innovative and forward-thinking operators in the M2M/IoT space today and should be a model for other operators in drawing useful lessons from SK Telecom’s experience. By leveraging the oneM2M Release 1 specification, SK Telecom has gone beyond the current operator mainstream of deploying an M2M connection platform (MCP), and even the leading edge of those deploying M2M application platforms (MAPs).

For similar relevant insights, please visit our M2M research page


Operators innovate with content and services in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing mobile content and services markets in the world. The growth of smartphones, 3G and 4G has resulted in the increase of subscribers’ demand for content, services and mobile data. For mobile operators, this provides more opportunities to partner with over the top (OTT) content and service providers and in some cases the chance to create their own content to drive adoption of data services.

For similar relevant insights, please visit our Operators research page


Australian Government to impose new tax on digital products and services from 2017
The Australian Government will impose a GST on digital products and services from 1 July 2017. The measure, announced as part of the Australian Federal Budget 2015, aims to ensure that the GST is consistent for both Australian and international providers. Dubbed the ‘Netflix tax’ – the GST aims to raise an additional $A350 million in revenue over four years. Consumers buying digital goods and services from overseas will have to pay GST on their purchases. This includes streaming/downloading of video, music, ‘apps’, games, software, e-books, and other services.

For similar relevant insights, please visit our Broadband Media research page


Apple Watch apps extend rather than replace iPhone experience
IHS analysis of the top performing US iPhone apps shows that Health & Fitness services have been quickest to market with Apple Watch apps. Based on analysis of the top ranked apps in major app categories, IHS found that five days after the Apple Watch launch 38% of the top 100 grossing and 29% of the top 100 free US Health & Fitness apps were compatible with Apple’s new smartwatch.

For similar relevant insights, please visit our Wearable Technology Intelligence page

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