Daniel Gleeson

Daniel Gleeson

Daniel Gleeson is leading the mobile team's coverage into mobile technology. His research encompasses handsets, smartphones, mobile broadband, mobile data traffic, mobile data revenue, spectrum and 4G. He has also worked on consultancy projects that cut across a broad range of mobile technologies including broadcast mobile TV and out-of-home Wi-Fi.

Daniel holds a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from University College Cork. Prior to working at IHS, Daniel worked for UPC in Ireland. 


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UK opens up whitespaces but shrinking resources may scare investments

UK regulator Ofcom is to open up unused TV frequencies for potential wireless connectivity usage. While the low frequency spectrum is appealing for rural coverage solutions, the prospect of a shrinking resource could scare off potential investors.

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Impending net neutrality regulation fails to impede record spending on spectrum

AT&T was the largest spender in the recent spectrum auction in the US. 65MHz of spectrum in the AWS band (1700/2100MHz) was auctioned off with AT&T and satellite operator Dish coming away with the bulk of the spectrum. Verizon spent heavily to gain spectrum in important territories, leaving T-Mobile and others to pick up the scraps. The total spend was much larger than in any previous auctions which stands in contrast to operators' warnings that forthcoming net neutrality legislation would deter investment in the industry.

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Apple's record iPhone results prove no mobile market leader's position is ever secure

Apple has overtaken former market leader Microsoft – which includes Nokia's devices unit – to become the second largest manufacturer of mobile handsets in the world. Nokia led the mobile handset market for over a decade but is now pushed out of the top two. Apple's record iPhone results are also entirely premium smartphones while Microsoft's smartphone shipments represent just 21% of its 50 million handset shipments.

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