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Chinese Brands Now Contributing To Almost Half Of Global Smartphone Shipments

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, global smartphone shipments grew 3% YoY in Q2 2017. Chinese brands now hold a record 48% smartphone market share worldwide as these brands continue to scale aggressively beyond mainland China. Commenting on the findings, Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director at Counterpoint Research said, “The smartphone market continues to grow in single digits…

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Xiaomi Soars as Global Smartphone Shipments Hit 360 Million in Q2 2017

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, global smartphone shipments grew 6 percent annually to reach 360 million units in Q2 2017. Samsung maintained first position with 22 percent global smartphone market share, while Apple dipped to 11 percent share. Xiaomi surged 58 percent annually and rejoined the top five rankings for the first time in…

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Huawei smartphone shipments up 21%

Huawei announced that its revenues rose 15 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2017 to CNY 283.1 billion, a notable slowdown from the over 30 percent revenue growth in 2016. The company’s operating margin was 11 percent, recovering from a fall to 9.1 percent last year.Huawei said it grew across all three of its business groups in the first half…

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Huawei growth is expected to slow in 2017 due to the challenges facing the telecom industry and cut in telecom Capex

China base telecom equipment maker Huawei is facing slowing revenue growth due to cut in Capex in China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. Huawei will also be impacted by reduction in Capex by telecom operators in other telecom markets, said TBR report. According to TBR, vendors are pursuing one of two strategies to weather the impact of lower telecom operator…

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Huawei deal with Serbia worth up to EUR 1 mln

The agreement between the Serbian government and Huawei will help build a new, faster internet network to accelerate the development of an internet infrastructure in Serbia, credit rating agency Dun & Bradstreet said in its June report, according to Tanjug. READ MORE: EU reaches deal on EUR 120 mln worth ‘WiFi4EU’ for public free Wi-Fi  The project is estimated to be worth between EUR 800.000…

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Huawei captures nearly 9% market share in Great Britain

The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that in the three months ending April 2017, Android and iOS continued to increase their share of most markets. In urban China, Android captured 83.4% of smartphone sales, up 4.3 percentage points from 79.1% a year earlier. However, Android failed to achieve growth in the US, falling 5.9 percentage points…

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Smartphone sales: Huawei strengthens in Europe

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel reveals that in the three months ending April 2017, Android and iOS continued to increase their share in most markets, while Huawei is steadily consolidating in major European regions *. In the EU5 * region where Spain is located, Android accounts for 78.3 percent of smartphone sales in the three months ending…

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Huawei to open first ‘Experience Store’ in UAE

Huawei Consumer Business Group announced plans to open its first ‘Experience Store’ in Dubai, UAE. Currently, Huawei has 47 service centres in the region with two dedicated service centres in the UAE – one in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi – where customers receive VIP assistance and shorter service cycles for their devices. The store will be located at…

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Apple Led in Five of the Six Regions by Revenues in Q1 2017

Per Strategy Analytics new report from the Handset Country Share Tracker (HCST) Service on Global Smartphone Revenue Share by vendor and by region, Apple led in five of the six regions by smartphone revenues in Q1 2017. Samsung followed for the second position as Huawei, Oppo and vivo held the third, fourth and fifth position respectively on revenues in Q1 2017. READ MORE: Oppo unveils latest Apple, Samsung killer; its R11 smartphone The rankings…

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Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Moderate Growth in the First Quarter of 2017 with Uncertainty in the Year Ahead, According to IDC

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments decreased 0.8% year over year in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), finishing at $2.15 billion. According to results published in the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the enterprise segment grew 4.4% year over year in 1Q17 to reach $1.24 billion. Enterprise WLAN growth moderated…

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