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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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  • Zaker Li | July 14, 2017
    On 10 June OPPO launched two new smartphone models in Shenzhen, the R11 and R11 Plus.
  • Jun Wen Woo, Ruomeng Wang | July 06, 2017
    Indian messaging app provider Hike launched Hike 5.0 in June 2017, claiming it to be the biggest update on the messaging platform that is compatible with Android 4.0 and above. New features include: • Personalised theme • Magic selfie • Timeline • Custom stickers • Hike Wallet • Blue packet – digital gift money At launch, Hike partnered with Yes Bank and joined the Indian government’s UPI (Unified Payments Interface) programme to allow users to make P2P and bank-to-bank transactions, as well as send Blue Packet (digital gift money) to other Hike users.
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  • Gerrit Schneemann | June 30, 2017
    The latest Moto Mods-compatible handset, the Moto Z2 Play is now available from Verizon Wireless. The company continues to focus on its version of smartphone modularity as a differentiator for its Z-series of devices. Motorola needs the new device to perform well while bucking key display trends this year.


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In recent years, the demand and expectation for connectivity has expanded beyond consumer devices market, with companies and governments worldwide investing in technology to enable similar communication capabilities in their various assets, machines, and equipment. This trend has led to the rapid growth of the cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) market. Given the rising use of M2M in industries ranging from automotive to healthcare to utilities, this market presents a significant opportunity for companies that have a thorough understanding of its current dynamics and future outlook.
This service, combining strategic analysis and real-time forecasts, provides clients with the insight needed to make critical business decisions and maximize growth opportunities in the burgeoning IoT market.
Comprehensive insight and analysis on microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors used in smartphones, wearables and consumer electronics
With a focus on the economics of mobile content and services, Mobile Media Intelligence, provides must have analysis of the business models that are transforming the digital world, including apps, app stores, messaging, games, music and video. This includes the value-added service strategies of operators and smartphone makers, plus over-the-top start-ups and established media companies. The service offers both global trends and market data for 48 countries.
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 how cities around the world are implementing new, connected technology solutions to cope with these challenges, and provides insightful analysis to technology providers in the smart city market.
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.
IHS Tablet and Notebook PC Intelligence Service offers reporting on data and extensive analysis of the trends driving today’s Tablet and Notebook PC device market. Maintained by an experienced team of regional industry experts, the service helps you gain a better understanding of the dynamics in today’s mobile PC market at a global, regional, and country level.


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  • Julian Watson | July 21, 2017
    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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  • Jusy Hong, Zaker Li | July 21, 2017
    MWC Shanghai is an Asia version of Mobile World Congress. The scale is much smaller than the event held in Barcelona earlier this year and most of participants are from China. This year, we found that the scale got bigger and more smartphone OEMs joined the event compare to the previous year.
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  • Abel Nevarez | July 06, 2017
    This report analyses how today’s leading operators and platforms are positioned to take advantage of, or be disrupted by, new technologies. An overview of funding deals and M&A transactions, the report demonstrates investment trends in the new technology space.
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  • Icon Analyst, Operators, Mobile Media & M2M
    Abel Nevarez is an analyst with IHS mobile intelligence group, where he covers mobile operator services and current industry developments in mobile media with a focus on TV and video.
  • 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 Senior Director, Mobile & Telecoms
    As senior director and head of the IHS mobile and telecoms team, Ian Fogg directs research, consulting, analysis, and forecasting of the mobile and telecoms market.
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