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  • Turnaround year for Apple: Analysts

    Turnaround year for Apple: Analysts

    Counterpoint Research estimates iPhone shipments to have grown 6% in 2019, though on a smaller base after a 43% decline the year before. For the October-December quarter, it is estimating the growth to be 41%, more than double the pace of the premium smartphone market where it said the expansion was slower than the full year average of 20%.

    You could get to use a 5G phone as soon as Feb

    You could get to use a 5G phone as soon as Feb

    Chinese company, iQOO is set to enter Indian markets with 5G phones in early February this year, aiming to sell one million units in 2020 through the online channel initially. The company will launch 5G and 4G variants of its latest premium smartphone featuring high-end specifications, said director of marketing at iQOO.

    Bharti Airtel regulatory head Ravi Gandhi quits

    Bharti Airtel regulatory head Ravi Gandhi quits

    "Ravi Gandhi has resigned from Bharti Airtel and will continue to work with the company till March. He has expressed interest to pursue career outside the company," a person privy to the development said.

    Qualcomm expects mobile prices to dip further

    Qualcomm expects mobile prices to dip further

    Vagadia said that despite the stress on the Indian telecom sector, the handset market has grown last year in India and is slated to grow just below 10% in calendar 2020 too. “Economies of scale are helping brands that are driving volumes, which is helping the market,” he said.

    Xiaomi, Samsung market share rises, Realme slips

    Xiaomi, Samsung market share rises, Realme slips

    Xiaomi and Samsung increased their respective market shares after the festive season from September till November 2019, while BBK Electronics-led Realme became the only brand which lost significant market share for the same period, according to IDC data.

    Telcos' dues, penalties to weigh heavily on vendors, tower cos

    Telcos' dues, penalties to weigh heavily on vendors, tower cos

    Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers and American Tower Corp (ATC) are bracing for a possible hit on their tower tenancies, because of the financial strain on customers Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea from the thousands of crores they need to pay the government.

    Xiaomi plans premium push in India through Mi

    Xiaomi plans premium push in India through Mi

    Under the new strategy, Xiaomi, which has so far focussed mainly on the affordable segment to become India’s top smartphone brand, will launch a number of premium phones under the Mi brand. Besides, it will expand the smart TV range with big-screen premium products. The company may also look at launching its concept phone, Mi Max Alpha, in India and elsewhere.

    Telcos file 5G trial applications

    Telcos file 5G trial applications

    Both Vodafone Idea and Airtel have submitted their applications with Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei and ZTE, while Reliance Jio has submitted an application for trial with Korea’s Samsung, which is also the sole gear vendor for its pan-India 4G network. State-run telco BSNL, on the other hand, has submitted the application with ZTE only for trials.

    Phone? Discount days may not be far off

    Phone? Discount days may not be far off

    Xiaomi, Realme and Samsung, which play both in the online and offline space, haven’t been able to clear inventory of old models in the October-December quarter while they continue launching new devices, industry watchers said. They added that Vivo and Oppo, who play mainly in the offline segment, also face similar issues but to a lesser extent.

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