Daniel Gleeson

Daniel Gleeson

Daniel Gleeson is leading the mobile team's coverage into mobile devices including smartphones. Daniel joined the team in 2010 and his work lead to the launch of the Mobile Technology Intelligence service shortly after. He is the author of the IHS’ quarterly Handset Market Monitor report.

Daniel has also worked on forecasts for mobile broadband, 3G and 4G uptake, mobile data traffic, and mobile data revenue. Daniel has authored several ad-hoc reports covering niche aspects of the smartphone market, mobile data trends and examining spectrum auctions. 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 is often quoted in press commenting on developments in the smartphone market in publications such as TechCrunch, the Telegraph and Reuters. He also makes regular appearances on TV news channels such as Sky News, CNBC and Bloomberg.

Daniel holds a M.Sc. in Telecommunications and Business from University College London and B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from University College Cork. Daniel’s masters’ thesis, ‘Emerging business models for mobile data’, won a Best Thesis award from UCL. Prior to working at IHS, Daniel worked for UPC in Ireland. 


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Smart Nokia phone strategy dances around Microsoft’s exit from the featurephone business

Microsoft sold its featurephone business unit to HMD and Foxconn for $350m. HMD also acquired the licence to produce Nokia branded smartphones and tablets, finalising Nokia's return to the smartphone market after selling that business to Microsoft in 2014.

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Smartphone Shipments Database - Country

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Cracks appear in Apple as iPhone shipments decline for first time

Apple released its financial results for the first calendar quarter of 2016. Its revenue fell considerably over the past year from $58bn to $50bn. iPhone shipments dropped 16% from last year, while the average selling price of their handsets dropped by 7% as well.

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