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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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  • Gerrit Schneemann , Wayne Lam | October 17, 2018
    At its “Made by Google” event, Google announced its latest Pixel smartphones. Just like in previous years, there are two models. As with other devices in the Pixel line of devices, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are premium devices with corresponding price points. However, for the first time, Google is the manufacturer on record (according to FCC filings) as opposed to their historical use of HTC and LG as ODMs.
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  • Wayne Lam, Gerrit Schneemann , Jusy Hong | October 17, 2018
    After launching the P20-series earlier in the year, Huawei is looking towards the latest edition of its Mate series to continue the company’s momentum to retain a spot in the global Top 3 smartphone OEMs. Huawei presented a host of devices for the premium smartphone segment as well as a gaming focused handset which is becoming more popular in their domestic Chinese market. Huawei also renewed its partnership with Porsche Design. Additionally, the company launched two new wearables, the Watch GT and Band 3 Pro.
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  • Gerrit Schneemann , Jusy Hong, Zaker Li | August 01, 2018
    Global smartphone shipments reached 344.6 million units in the second quarter of 2018 – a 1.8% decline year over year, from 350.9 million units, and down slightly from the previous quarter. Huawei beat Apple to reach the #2 spot in global shipments. While Samsung retains the top spot, the company recorded its worst quarterly performance since Q2’13.

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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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  • Julian Watson | October 17, 2018
    IHS Markit has developed a series of case studies analyzing the implementation of IoT across a range of verticals, such as agriculture, healthcare, logistics, smart home and many others.
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  • October 08, 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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  • Icon Tim Westcott | October 04, 2018
    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • Sam Lucero, Christian Kim | October 08, 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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  • Julian Watson | October 08, 2018
    The IoT Vertical Market Sizing Tool is designed to measure connectable or IoT device shipments across key verticals, applications and regions for IoT. Beginning with our Q2 2017 edition, we sized five verticals: Connected & Smart Home, Personal IoT, Connected Car, Medical IoT and Industrial IoT. We added Smart Cities in Q3 2017
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  • Jun Wen Woo, Tom Morrod, Jack Kent | April 30, 2018
    This presentation, delivered by IHS analysts Jun Wen Woo at Broadband TV Connect Asia and Tom Morrod at Connected TV World, analyses the video strategies of leading technology platforms including Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon,Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Line and Kakao.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Sr Research Analyst, Smartphone
    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 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.
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