Gerrit Schneemann

Gerrit Schneemann

Gerrit Schneemann has been following the location based services and applications market for the last six years. As part of the Portables & LBS service, he has followed the rise and decline of the portable navigation device (PND) market and is now focusing on how location has become an integral part of the mobile value chain. His research includes developments in handset location capabilities, new location technologies, and location-aware mobile applications including enhanced social networking and mobile commerce.  

Gerrit came to IHS as part of the acquisition of Telematics Research Group (TRG) in 2008.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Gerrit is fluent in English and German.


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Black Friday 2018 Preview - Smartphones

For retailers, Black Friday is an opportunity to tie smartphone purchases into wider spending at the store. Walmart and Target offer gift cards, of varying denomination, with the purchase of select smartphones. These deals are usually based on the condition of activating the smartphone on a qualifying partner carrier plan. *** This deck will be updated as more offers are announced.***

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
Mobile Handset Database - Country

The IHS Markit Mobile Handset Database - Country provides detailed data by country on mobile subscriptions, shipments, installed base, smartphone penetration and smartphone shipments by OEM for 70 markets across seven regions:

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Mobile & Telecom
Global smartphone shipments declined for the last two consecutive quarters
Global smartphone shipments declined for the last two consecutive quarters

According to preliminary IHS Markit smartphone data, global smartphone shipments recorded a negative year-over-year growth rate for two consecutive quarters in 2018. Shipments totaled 354.8 million units in the third quarter of 2018, declining by 3.3 percent from the previous year.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
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