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Mobility Team

David Reinsel

Sr. Vice President, Mobility, Security, Consumer, Semiconductors, Telecom, Client Computing and Imaging/Print/Document Solutions

Jean Philippe Bouchard

Vice-President, Mobility & Consumer Research, Canada

Denise Lund

Research Director

William Stofega

Program Director, Mobile Device Technology and Trends

John Gole

Research Director, Telecoms & Networking, CEMA

Phil Hochmuth

Program Director, Enterprise Mobility

Diego Anesini

Director Research Latin America

Carrie MacGillivray

Group Vice President, Internet of Things & Mobility

Bryan Ma

Vice President, Client Devices

Ramon T. Llamas

Research Director, Mobile Devices and AR/VR

Bryan Bassett

Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Mobility

Jason Leigh

Senior Research Analyst, Mobility

Akira Sugawara

Senior Market Analyst, PC, Mobile & Client Solution, IDC Japan

Upasana Joshi

Associate Research Manager

Ryan Reith

Program Vice President, Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers

John Jackson

Research Vice President, Mobile & Connected Platforms

Tom Mainelli

Program Vice President, Devices & AR/VR

John Delaney

Associate Vice President, European Mobility

Anthony Scarsella

Research Manager, Mobile Phones

Matt Arcaro

Research Manager, Next Generation Automotive

New Research

There's a new leader in the smartphone market, and its name is Apple.According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Apple shipped a total of 20.3 million smartphones during 2Q11, compared with Nokia's 16.7 million smartphones....
Sprint Offers Businesses a No-Contract Option

Jul 2011 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS22952011

by: Carrie MacGillivray

On July 20th, 2011, Sprint announced a new pay-as-you-go option that targets businesses — called "Business Freedom Plans." This represents the first example of a mobile operator expanding into contract-less plans for business users. In the ...
On Tuesday, July 12, Verizon Wireless opened the doors to its LTE Innovation Center (LTE IC) in Waltham, Massachusetts. Verizon describes it as a "state-of-the-art demonstration and meeting environment dedicated to exploring, defining, and ...
Strategic Initiatives Continue in HDD World

Jul 2011 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS22936911

by: David ReinselJohn Rydning

Although regulatory agencies have yet to give final approval for Western Digital's (WD) acquisition of Hitachi GST (Hitachi's hard disk drive [HDD] business) and Seagate's acquisition of Samsung's HDD business, that has not prevented the re...
Facebook and Skype: Telcos Should be Getting Nervous

Jul 2011 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUK22931211

by: John Delaney

Facebook is entrenching its status as the center of its users' digital social lives by including a range of communications services in its offering. Facebook already offers its users text-based communications, and now it has moved to includ...
International Mobile Set to Get Cheaper in Europe

Jul 2011 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUK22931111

by: John Delaney

The European Commission has proposed plans for extending out to 2016 its regime of price caps on mobile phone roaming within the EU. Under the plan, new roaming price caps will be imposed from next year on mobile data, voice calls, and SMS....
Oracle "Acquires" Pillar

Jun 2011 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS22923511

by: Benjamin Woo,  David Reinsel,  Liz Conner,  Natalya Yezhkova

Oracle announced on June 29 that it would acquire Pillar Data Systems, a San Jose–based storage systems "start-up." This deal is unique in that there is no payment per se, but is structured as a 100% "earn-out." Pillar had previously been p...
New Data Pricing Models in the U.S.? Not Just Yet

Jun 2011 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS22921711

by: Suzanne Hopkins,  Carrie MacGillivray

The U.S. leads the world in 4G rollouts and is a hotbed for data-centric devices. Yet, the U.S. lags behind Europe in innovative wireless pricing options. This shortcoming will be increasingly detrimental for U.S. carriers, especially since...
Sprint Launches 4G Enterprise WAN: A Mobile Approach to Primary Connectivity

Jun 2011 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS22920011

by: Timothy Doherty,  Carrie MacGillivray

On Monday, June 27, Sprint launched its Sprint 4G Enterprise WAN for businesses. This product provides bundled 4G and 3G connectivity to Sprint's Global MPLS network. The offering comes with a service-level agreement (SLA) of 99.95% and an ...
Wi-Fi: love it or loathe it? Mobile operators' attitudes toward public Wi-Fi services have shown aspects of both extremes in recent years. When smartphones with Wi-Fi first came onto the market, some operators were concerned that it might s...