rssmobility IDC RSS alerts India’s Smartphone Market Expected to Recover in the Second Half of 2020 After a Steep Decline in the 2Q2020: IDC India NEW DELHI, August 7th, 2020 - According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, India's smartphone market registered a sharp year-over-year (YoY) decline of (-50.6%) in the second quarter to 18.2 million units, as the country remained under lockdown through the first half of the quarter. Vendors faced major supply chain disruptions at the beginning of the quarter, and the shortage continued into the rest of the quarter as factories operated at partial capacity even after the lockdown was lifted. Components and parts remained at the ports waiting to be cleared, especially for China-based vendors. By June, sales increased mainly due to the pent-up demand from the lockdown period. However, purchases were mainly driven by availability rather than by choice. Tracker Press Release Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT 5G Operational Readiness: BearingPoint//Beyond Digital Business Platform <P>This IDC Market Note offers IDC's perspective on BearingPoint//Beyond's Infonova Digital Business Platform and how it enables communications service providers (SPs) to offer complex digital services. The platform addresses several key business and operations management functions pertaining to customer experience management via the ordering processes, partner enablement, service provisioning, and both the customer-facing and partner-facing monetization functions associated with complex B2B2x business solutions and simple B2C consumer network connectivity services.</P><P>"The 5G customer experience goes far beyond consumer-focused speeds and feeds to include capabilities to address business problems involving multiple suppliers working collectively to address business opportunities. Implemented examples can be found in several industry verticals but what is available now is a small drop in the sea of opportunity that lies ahead for those organizations that can visualize the endless potential of interactive partner-based solutions. A critical piece to the success of such strategies involves an ecosystem orchestration platform such as the Infonova Digital Business Platform," says Karl Whitelock, research vice president, Communications Service Provider Operations and Monetization.</P> Market Note Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Karl Whitelock China's Smartphone Market Narrowed its Decline to -10.3% in Q2 2020 Amid Gloomy Consumer Sentiment, IDC Reports BEIJING, August 07th, 2020 – According to the IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker , 87.8 million smartphones were shipped in China during the second quarter of 2020, down 10.3% year-on-year. Evidently, consumer sentiment was a challenge but this was still a narrower figure compared to the first quarter's 20.3% decline – resulting to a 14.9% contraction from the same period last year in H1 2020. Tracker Press Release Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT IDC's Worldwide AR/VR Headset Tracker Taxonomy, 2020 <P>This IDC study provides a comprehensive overview and definitions for AR/VR headsets. The definitions provided in this document represent the scope of IDC's AR/VR headsets hardware research.</P><P>This taxonomy outlines market segmentations and measurement methodologies for the AR/VR headsets industry, including classification by technology, vendor, geography, and revenue metrics.</P><P>"IDC's Worldwide AR/VR Headset Tracker taxonomy presents a standardized and detailed framework of the AR/VR headset market," said Ryan Reith, program vice president for IDC's Mobile Device Trackers. "The taxonomy document serves as a guideline to better understand and use IDC's AR/VR headset research."</P> Taxonomy Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Jitesh Ubrani, Tom Mainelli, Ryan Reith, Akash Balachandran, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Jan Prenosil, Kenneth Liew, Ramon T. Llamas, Daniel Zegarra, Akira Sugawara, Francisco Jeronimo Mobility as a Service: Demand-Based Business Models in European Cities <P>This IDC Perspective analyzes the demand-responsive transportation (DRT) business model and digital capabilities in Europe. DRT services are popular in Europe, but they require public transit agencies to make strategic choices about how to leverage business and digital investment decisions to maximize convenience, environmental sustainability, passenger safety, and financial sustainability of services.</P><P>"To make demand-responsive services a viable option for sustainable mobility in European cities, city leaders need to work with bus companies, tech suppliers, and mobility service orchestrators to leverage digital technologies to reimagine the experience, the spaces/vehicles, and the ecosystem," said Massimiliano Claps, IDC Government Insights research director.</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Massimiliano Claps Market Analysis Perspective: Rise of Asia/Pacific in the Telco Wholesale Services Market <P>The superhighways of information and communication technologies are going through enormous shifts. The backbone of the global connected ecosystem has never been more important than in recent times, as shown by the pandemic. In 2020, IDC conducted interviews with leading wholesale telecommunications providers in Asia/Pacific, garnering responses from Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), Telstra, and Tata Communications, among others, to cover insights spanning international private leased circuit (IPLC), IP transit, Ethernet multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), global internet access links, and new-age services, such as software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), mobility, cloud, and others. This IDC Market Analysis Perspective gives a broad view on the dynamics, trends, buyer perspectives, competitive landscape, and future view of the market. </P> Market Analysis Perspective Wed, 05 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Yash Jethani, Deepika Rathod, Hugh Ujhazy T-Mobile Launches Nationwide Standalone 5G service—Expanding Coverage and Creating Development Opportunities <P>T-Mobile became the first U.S. operator to launch a commercial nationwide standalone 5G (SA 5G), which allows 5G to exist in both the radio and core network layers. With broad 5G coverage and an end-to-end 5G network in place ahead of its competitors, the key question shifts to how T-Mobile will leverage those advantages to innovate around connectivity services and enable new revenue streams.</P> IDC Link Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Jason Leigh Konica Minolta Expands Workplace Hub Services Portfolio to Meet Evolving Market and Partner Requirements <P>This IDC Market Note looks at how Konica Minolta is expanding its Workplace Hub service portfolio to meet the evolving requirements of the vast and varied SMB market segment and of its Workplace Hub partners.</P> Market Note Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Sharon McNee Video Surveillance: An Important Component of Mobile Physical Security <P>On July 28, Benchmark Electronics announced that is was providing trucks to the US Department of Homeland Security outfitted with mobile surveillance systems to be used on the US Southern Border. These trucks integrate a variety of sensors, including video, thermal laser illuminators and rangefinders into a situation awareness picture. This integration of technology illustrates how video surveillance can be combined with other sensors to provide a comprehensive picture of a secured area or perimeter. IDC believes that such integrated physical security solutions, built on video surveillance technology will become increasingly common for a variety of fixed and mobile applications.</P><P> </P> IDC Link Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Mike Jude IDC: 5G初年, “轻薄” 光复 北京,2020年8月3日 —— 在2019年6月6日,工信部正式发放5G商用牌照,标志着中国5G进入商用元年,同年8月,国内第一款5G手机正式发售。在一年的发展历程中,国内5G产品设计上经历了“先厚重再轻薄”的过程。而手机产品的设计应始终以消费者体验为核心导向。IDC认为,未来,轻薄手机将会始终在市场中占据重要位置。 Research Press Release Sun, 02 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT