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Constant change and convergence continues quickly in the mobile market with tight integration needed among hardware, operating systems, app stores and over-the-top services, creating new challenges for established telecom operations. What’s more, the mobile ecosystem is increasingly complicated, making long-term product planning difficult.

Gain the critical information needed to track value chains, business models and the competitive dynamics within today’s highly complex mobile environment with our focused coverage of digital security, IoT, M2M, smart cities, wearables and more.
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  • Wayne Lam | March 16, 2018
    The decision handed down by the Trump administration essentially put an end to the months-long $117B hostile bid by Broadcom (AVGO) for Qualcomm (QCOM). Trump cited national security and US competitiveness in the upcoming 5G transition as reasons to block the troubled acquisition. However, behind the scenes, a clearer picture is emerging as to the threat that US perceives China – specifically Huawei - as being on the future competitiveness in the wireless sector of the market. Thus, this business-friendly administration ultimately yielded to national interests in handing down their decision.
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  • Wayne Lam | March 09, 2018
    Latest news on the 5G chipset front from Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018
  • February 25, 2018
    HMD Global launched five new mobile phones at MWC 2018, all with striking industrial design. By choosing to only offer handsets with Google's pure Android One or Android Oreo (Go Edition), HMD threatens to disrupt established OEMs with legacy software. The new Nokia 8110 demonstrates featurephones are evolving now with LTE and will not die soon. HMD's flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco has a stunning steel-framed dual curved edge display in a super compact frame which will target Europe.

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Complete perspectives and insight into the cellular IoT market, including up-to-date forecasts and detailed reports on key market topics and trends. Insights guided by IHS Markit end-to-end mobile perspectives across the entire telecom market.
"Must have" analysis of the major consumer technology platforms and ecosystems and how they are transforming the digital world.
The lone source for comprehensive coverage of the connectivity technologies used for IoT, covering more than 25 connectivity technologies in 34 IoT application segments.
A key challenge facing IoT developers and adopters is the complexity inherent in creating and managing IoT applications. IoT platforms are software and services that reduce this complexity by abstracting away from developers and users many of the horizontal features and functionality common to IoT applications across a range of use cases and verticals. However, there are hundreds of IoT platform vendors currently. This intelligence service sizes and forecasts the IoT platform market, and provides an assessment of the strategic issues and trends impacting the market.
Critical research on MEMS sensors used in smartphones, wearables and consumer electronics. Coverage includes shipment and revenue forecasts; market share and ASP information; and industry overviews of historical performance, current profile and future outlook. Also offers detailed examination of key technologies and applications, such as light sensors, motion sensors, MEMS microphones and fingerprint sensors.
One of the major challenges facing cities today is the increase in worldwide urban population, and the inevitable strain this puts on city systems and resources. This service examines provides complete and thorough assessment of the various technologies, major players and overall market dynamics underlying smart cities, which are emerging in response to an increasingly urbanized world dealing with scarce resources.
IHS Markit smartphone research is different. We deliver comprehensive smartphone data, down to specific models and component categories, providing you with the detailed insight and data you need on the rapidly evolving global smartphone industry.
In-depth analysis and historic data and market forecasts for the smartphone market globally and by country. Smartphone Intelligence Service - Premium delivers detailed data on smartphone shipments by OEM as well the active installed base of smartphones by feature, down to model level. The reports in this service provide actionable recommendations based on these unique data sets.

Also included are insights and analysis on topics such as augmented/mixed reality (AR/VR/MR), 5G, gigabit LTE, machine learning and AI in smartphones, and voice assistants.
Critical analysis of today’s market for tablet devices and their ecosystem. Includes full data on key market metrics such as installed base, shipments, and sales (globally and regionally), as well as expert analysis of the latest product releases and trends.

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  • Jun Wen Woo | April 12, 2018
    The top mobile messaging apps tracked by IHS Markit achieved a combined user base of 6.1 billion monthly active users by the last quarter of 2017, up 5% from the previous quarter and 16% year-over-year. The year-over-year growth rate of total users of OTT messaging app has slowed, down from 36% in 2015 and 19% in 2016 as the market matures and smaller players struggle.
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  • April 11, 2018
    This Smart City Profile is one of a series produced as part of the IHS Smart Cities Intelligence Service. These dedicated studies are designed to complement the group’s already extensive research portfolio by providing in-depth analysis on market development at the individual city level. These profiles provide a valuable bench-marking tool for clients active in the global smart cities market.
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  • Julian Watson, Ruomeng Wang | April 03, 2018
    Blockchain is a distributed digital ledger technology which is used to record various types of transactions. In addition to being distributed, blockchain utilises cryptography and timestamps to provide a permanent record of interactions and is immutable - data cannot be (easily) altered or falsified.
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  • April 17, 2018
    The IoT Devices & Connectivity Market Tracker provides clients with the most current estimates and forecasts on the IoT market. The IoT Market Tracker database includes a wealth of quantitative data, including annual historic and forecast data for equipment shipments, installed base, and connectivity penetration ...
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  • April 13, 2018
    The Smart Cities Project Tracker is updated on a quarterly basis, and contains information on approximately 400 smart city projects around the world. All these projects use integrated information and communications technology (ICT) systems to improve efficiency, manage complexity and enhance citizen quality of life, leading to sustainable improvement in city operations.
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  • Sam Lucero, Christian Kim | April 12, 2018
    Up-to-date, global forecasts on cellular IoT connections and cellular IoT module shipments as well as insight into the cellular IoT competitive environment.
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  • Gerrit Schneemann | December 11, 2017
    The day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, known as Black Friday, kicks off the shopping season towards the end of the year, followed by Cyber Monday on the Monday after Black Friday. As a segment, smartphones are not the focus of the promotional events during this weekend. The biggest deals focused on Buy-1-Get-1 and trade in offers for flagship devices like the new iPhones and Galaxy devices.
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  • Rhoda Alexander | November 27, 2017
    The US retail sales phenomenon known as Black Friday extends through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and into Cyber Monday, offering substantial savings for customers and a chance for retailers to put year-long sales into ... .
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    Jérémie Bouchaud | November 03, 2017
    IHS Markit reviews key events of the last 12 months. What has surprised us? How does it affect our forecast for 2018 and beyond? IHS Markit reviews in particular: ...
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  • Icon Senior Research Analyst, Service Providers & Platforms
    Mr. Abel Navarez, senior research analyst at IHS Markit, covers telecom operators, apps and mobile media trends.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Mobile Location & Mobile Devices
    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.
  • Icon Principal Analyst, Mobile Devices & Mobile Media
    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.
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