Analysis

Market for Used Smartphones to Reach 351.6 Million Units in 2024

Market for Used Smartphones to Reach 351.6 Million Units in 2024

19 Mar 2021 comment

Worldwide shipments of used smartphones, inclusive of both officially refurbished and used smartphones, reached a total of 225.4 million units in 2020, according to IDC.

Xiaomi Will Become Third Largest Smartphone Vendor Globally in 2021

Xiaomi Will Become Third Largest Smartphone Vendor Globally in 2021

18 Mar 2021 comment

The global smartphone shipments will rebound 6.5% to reach 1.38 billion units in 2021, according to Strategy Analytics.

Pandemic Accelerated Digital Upskilling, but Key Groups Still Miss Out

Pandemic Accelerated Digital Upskilling, but Key Groups Still Miss Out

17 Mar 2021 comment

A new survey of 32,500 workers in 19 countries, conducted by PwC, shows that the global workforce sees the shift to remote working as just the tip of the iceberg.

Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2021

Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2021

17 Mar 2021 comment

Gartner identified the top 10 data and analytics (D&A) technology trends for 2021 that can help organizations respond to change, uncertainty and the opportunities they bring.

Private LTE/5G Infrastructure Market to Reach $5.7 Billion in 2024

Private LTE/5G Infrastructure Market to Reach $5.7 Billion in 2024

16 Mar 2021 comment

Worldwide revenue attributable to the sales of private LTE/5G infrastructure will grow from $945 million in 2019 to an estimated $5.7 billion in 2024 with a 5-year CAGR of 43.4%, according to IDC.

Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions

Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions

16 Mar 2021 comment

Smart traffic management systems will save cities $277 billion, by reducing emissions and congestion globally by 2025; rising from $178 billion in 2021, according to Juniper Research.

Intelligent Cockpits Will Be Installed in 20 Percent of All Cars by 2025

Intelligent Cockpits Will Be Installed in 20 Percent of All Cars by 2025

15 Mar 2021 comment

The total number of vehicles with intelligent cockpits will reach 287 million by 2025; rising from 122 million in 2021, according to Juniper Research.

EMEA Tablet Market Outlook Remains Bullish in the First Quarter

EMEA Tablet Market Outlook Remains Bullish in the First Quarter

14 Mar 2021 comment

The tablet market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) is expected to soar in the first trimester of 2021, according to IDC.

Semiconductor Revenue Grew 5.4 Percent in 2020

Semiconductor Revenue Grew 5.4 Percent in 2020

13 Mar 2021 comment

Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, the semiconductor market performed better than expected in 2020, fueled by the growth in cloud computing and demand for devices to support remote work and learning, according to IDC.

Three Quarters of CEOs Predict a Return to Growth in 2021

Three Quarters of CEOs Predict a Return to Growth in 2021

12 Mar 2021 comment

One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery.

Smartphone Shipments to Grow 5.5 Percent in 2021

Smartphone Shipments to Grow 5.5 Percent in 2021

12 Mar 2021 comment

Smartphone shipments are forecast to grow 13.9% year over year in the first quarter of 2021 and 5.5% for the full year 2021, according to IDC.

Oppo Tops Chinese Smartphone Market

Oppo Tops Chinese Smartphone Market

11 Mar 2021 comment

Oppo topped China’s smartphone market for the first time during January, according to Counterpoint Research.

Amazon Takes Lead as Connected TV Device Sales Reach New Peak

Amazon Takes Lead as Connected TV Device Sales Reach New Peak

11 Mar 2021 comment

Global sales of connected TV devices soared to a new record in 4Q20, reaching 109.1 million units, according to Strategy Analytics.

Huawei and ZTE Boost their Infrastructure Market Share

Huawei and ZTE Boost their Infrastructure Market Share

10 Mar 2021 comment

Huawei and ZTE increased their shares of the global telecoms infrastructure market in 2020, according to Dell’Oro Group.

Voluntary Job Changes and Skills Growth on the Rise in 2021

Voluntary Job Changes and Skills Growth on the Rise in 2021

9 Mar 2021 comment

A new study from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) revealed that one in four consumers surveyed globally plan to switch employers in 2021.

Users of Mobile Video Calling Reached 1.8 Billion in 2020

Users of Mobile Video Calling Reached 1.8 Billion in 2020

8 Mar 2021 comment

The number of mobile video calling services reached 1.8 billion globally in 2020; rising from 1.2 billion in 2019, according to Juniper Research.

Global PC Market Will Grow 8 Percent in 2021

Global PC Market Will Grow 8 Percent in 2021

7 Mar 2021 comment

The global PC market (including desktops, notebooks and tablets) will grow 8% in 2021, on top of what was a blockbuster year for the industry in 2020, according to Canalys.

Global Smartwatch Shipments Rise 1.5 Percent in 2020

Global Smartwatch Shipments Rise 1.5 Percent in 2020

6 Mar 2021 comment

Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, global smartwatch shipments in the final quarter of 2020 saw a slight decrease to book an almost flat 2020, according to Counterpoint Research.

Fintech Startups Hit $121.7 Billion in Total Funding

Fintech Startups Hit $121.7 Billion in Total Funding

5 Mar 2021 comment

Recent years have witnessed a surge in the number of fintech investments, with record funding levels and rising valuations.

2020 EMEA Smartphone Market Posts Weakest Results in Six Years

2020 EMEA Smartphone Market Posts Weakest Results in Six Years

5 Mar 2021 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa smartphone market recorded its weakest performance in six years in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to IDC.

EMEA PC Market Set for its Strongest Growth on Record in 1Q21

EMEA PC Market Set for its Strongest Growth on Record in 1Q21

4 Mar 2021 comment

Shipments of traditional PCs in EMEA region will total 96.4 million in 2021, a 16.0% YoY growth, according to IDC.

Over 570 Million Smart Electricity Meters Expected in Asian Markets by 2025

Over 570 Million Smart Electricity Meters Expected in Asian Markets by 2025

3 Mar 2021 comment

572.3 million smart electricity meters will be deployed in China, India, Japan and South Korea during 2021–2025, according to Berg Insight.

Global Market for Technical Consumer Goods Turns Positive in 2020

Global Market for Technical Consumer Goods Turns Positive in 2020

2 Mar 2021 comment

The global market for technical consumer goods (excluding North America) displayed resilience to COVID-19 pandemic with a value growth of +2 percent in the full year, according to GfK.

Digital-Only Banks in Consideration by over Half of US Consumers

Digital-Only Banks in Consideration by over Half of US Consumers

1 Mar 2021 comment

More than 50% of US consumers wanting to change banks would consider a digital-only bank, with the same finding reflected in a similar UK survey, according to Juniper Research.

True Wireless Stereo Headset Sales Surge 90 Percent in 2020

True Wireless Stereo Headset Sales Surge 90 Percent in 2020

28 Feb 2021 comment

Strategy Analytics forecasts total global Bluetooth headset sales volume of over 300 million units in 2020.

European Smartphone Market Down 14 Percent in 2020

European Smartphone Market Down 14 Percent in 2020

27 Feb 2021 comment

2020 was a rollercoaster year for the European smartphone market, according to Counterpoint Research.

Attacks on Industries Supporting COVID-19 Response Efforts Double

Attacks on Industries Supporting COVID-19 Response Efforts Double

26 Feb 2021 comment

IBM Security released the 2021 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index highlighting how cyberattacks evolved in 2020.

Biometrics to Secure over $3 Trillion in Mobile Payments by 2025

Biometrics to Secure over $3 Trillion in Mobile Payments by 2025

26 Feb 2021 comment

Biometrics will authenticate over $3 trillion of payment transactions in 2025, from just $404 billion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.

iPhone Gaining Market Share in US, but Losing in UK

iPhone Gaining Market Share in US, but Losing in UK

25 Feb 2021 comment

The iPhone 12’s strong performance so far has led eMarketer to increase its projections for users in the US for 2021 and beyond.

Smartphone Sales Declined Five Percent in 4Q20

Smartphone Sales Declined Five Percent in 4Q20

24 Feb 2021 comment

Global sales of smartphones to end users declined 5.4% in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to Gartner.