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Mobile Communications Industry Developments & Future Trends

  • ID: 4240722
  • Report
  • May 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 31 pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
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  • Alcatel
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Haier
  • LG
  • Oppo
  • Synaptics
  • MORE

In 2016, global smartphone shipments in mature markets such as North America and Western European countries have either idled or declined and double-digit growth rates seem to be the thing of the past. Nevertheless, the global smartphone industry is still anticipated to grow over 5% year-on-year in 2017. This report provides an overview of the global smartphone industry and market and examines major smartphone venodors' deployment strategies; also included are the development of the 5G industry, market, telecom operators, and major vendors.

List of Topics

  • Overview of the global smartphone market, including shipment volume forecast for the period 2016-2021, market share by vendor, and major product trends
  • Major vendors' development highlights, including Samsung, Sony, OPPO, LG, Huawei, ZTE, Nokia, Blackberry, and Meizu
  • Outlook for the 5G industry, the development roadmap of leading telecom operators such as Verizon, AT&T, and China Mobile, and the development highlights of leading vendors such as Samsung, Noka, Ericsson, ZTE, and Huaiwe, and more.
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  • Alcatel
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Haier
  • LG
  • Oppo
  • Synaptics
  • MORE

Industry and Market Developments

Leading 5G Vendors and Their Developments


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  • Alcatel
  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • Blackberry
  • BT
  • China Mobile
  • CrucialTech
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • DoCoMo
  • Ericsson
  • Etisalat
  • Fingerprints
  • Gionee
  • Goodix
  • Haier
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • ITU
  • KDDI
  • KT
  • LG
  • Leman Micro Device
  • Meizu
  • Moto
  • Niantic
  • NOA
  • Nokia
  • Nubia
  • Oppo
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • SK Telecom
  • Sony
  • Sprint
  • Swisscom
  • Synaptics
  • Telia
  • Telstra
  • TIM
  • Verizon
  • Vivo
  • Vodafone
  • Vodafone
  • ZT
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Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis