A survey of the open RAN radios available from both established and new markets has found that there are still significant challenges for the vendors before they gained traction in the market.
Smartphone sales in Europe grew by 6% in the first three months of 2021 following a difficult 2020, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research firm says, adding that despite this figures are still down due to ongoing COVID-19 challenges.
Shipments of connected cars in Europe have been increasing in the last five years and are expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% with 69 million units to be added from 2020-25, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this covers only passenger cars with embedded connectivity.
About 75% of all new cars that are sold in the next five years are expected to be connected, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that roughly 270 million vehicles will be shipped between 2020 and 2025.
For the second year running, Nokia smartphones, made by HMD Global, have topped the trust rankings of technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research. Software, security, build quality and enterprise-recommended devices were considered for the rankings. OnePlus was ranked second.
Despite being one of the pioneers in the mobile industry, Finnish telecommunications equipment provider Nokia has been struggling in recent years, with its mobile division being much bigger than its other divisions and the company yet to benefit from the 2016 acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research claims.
Huawei has taken the biggest hit to its smartphone sales in Europe among the top vendors, probably due to the sanctions placed on it by the US, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Smartphone sales in Europe during the first quarter of 2019 fell 3% year-on-year and 20% quarter-on-quarter, the analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that there was a marginal increase in eastern Europe while Western Europe saw a 6% year-on-year drop.
The sales of smartphones that use artificial intelligence for processing is forecast to increase from 190 million units in 2018 to 1.25 billion units in 2022, which is more than three-fourths of the total that will ship that year.
A shade over 400 million feature phones will be sold globally in 2019, the analyst firm Counterpoint Research has predicted, adding that shipments of this class of device are expected to cross a billion units by 2021.
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