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06 Jun

South Korea Sees Rapid Start to 5G

Simon BakerProgram Director, Mobile Phones, EMEARead full bio 5G has taken off fast in South Korea, with a reported 600,000 subscribers in the first 50 days. Subsidies of a third or more primed the smartphone market, giving Samsung and LG the head start that should serve them well in the U.S., which launched 5G at […]

17 May

“World Island” Sees Competition in the Smartphone Business Toughen First

Simon BakerProgram Director, Mobile Phones, EMEARead full bio The Chinese focus on the “World Island” is protecting the Americas — at least for the moment — as consolidation bites in the Android business. Recent quarters have seen a big squeeze in the Android smartphone business as Huawei grows, but mainly at the expense of smaller […]

17 Apr

Huawei’s Drive and Ambition in Phones Push it Beyond the “Telco Gear Maker” Trap

Simon BakerProgram Director, Mobile Phones, EMEARead full bio Launching a mobile phone business from the starting point of a big international business in telecoms infrastructure has worked stunningly well for Huawei. Strong financial backing, operations in many countries, a detailed knowledge of mobile phone technology and numerous local country offices have all have been important […]