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What you need to know: This weblog captures key data points about the global telecoms industry. I use it as an electronic notebook to support my work for Pringle Media.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Apple Offloads 13 Million iPhones in a Weekend

Apple said it sold more than 13 million new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models, a new record, in the three days after launch. However, the models have had broader availability than their predecessors. From September 25th, they were available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK and the US. Apple has said the new iPhones will be available in over 130 countries by the end of the year. Source: Apple statement

Friday, September 18, 2015

Verizon Sees Meaningful Internet of Things in 2017

Lowell McAdam, Verizon Communications CEO, told investors that Verizon had earned about 320 million US dollars of revenue from the Internet of Things in the first half of 2015. “But we are generating by far the largest amount of revenue from Internet of Things of any company in the US,” he claimed. "I think it will be a meaningful line item on the budgets and our results for investors to look at in 2017.” source: Mobile World Live article

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Android Cedes Market Share in Europe & China

In the smartphone market, Android, the leading operating system, has lost ground to both iOS and Windows in Europe in the past year, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. However, Android has gained share in the U.S., the research firm added. “27% of smartphone buyers across Europe left Android for iOS versus 9% in the US,” said Dominic Sunnebo, business unit director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Europe.

“The U.S. market continued to be dominated by two players, Apple and Samsung, who together accounted for 64% of all smartphones sold,” added Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. “Our data also shows that these two vendors sold nine of the top ten best-selling smartphones in the three months ending July 2015 – with LG making a cameo appearance in the ranking.” source: Kantar Worldpanel