Wireless Device Strategies

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August 22, 2013 00:31 lsui

According to a newly published report -- VALUE SHARE: Global Handset Revenue, ASP and Profit in Q2 2013  -- from our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, available to clients, global mobile phone wholesale (trade) revenues grew a healthy +24% YoY in Q2 2013. Revenues for the handset industry are growing faster than shipments. A greater mix of higher-priced 3G and 4G LTE models drove the spike in revenues. Global operating profits for the entire handset industry grew +30% YoY, which is even higher than the +28% YoY growth rate recorded in all of 2012. The profit improvement was caused by better financials from just a couple of major brands, like LG.

 


June 6, 2013 19:34 swaltzer

According to our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, mobile phone wholesale (trade) revenues in India will grow by 17% in 2014. This is faster than the global average. Solid mobile phone volumes and rising wholesale prices due to a 3G boom will drive revenues higher.  More analysis and forecasts can be viewed by clients here

 



February 14, 2013 15:17 nmawston

According to our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, total worldwide mobile phone industry revenues grew a healthy +15% annually in Q4 2012. Profits and prices also increased due to a greater proportion of 3G and 4G models in the mix. Samsung and Apple dominate the industry and they are tightening their grip on value share, squeezing out almost all other rivals. This published report, available for download by clients, provides quarterly global handset average selling prices, revenues and profit metrics for multiple major handset vendors, from 2007 through 2012. Revenue share and profit share are also supplied. The report is a valuable tool for operators, component makers, automotive players and financial analysts who want to track the financial health of mobile phone makers.


November 17, 2012 15:08 nmawston

According to our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, global handset industry revenues grew a surprisingly healthy +11% annually in Q3 2012. Profits and prices also increased due to a greater mix of 3G and 4G models. Samsung and Apple dominate the industry and they are tightening their grip on value share, squeezing out almost all other rivals. More analysis and extensive data can be downloaded by clients from this published report.


September 6, 2012 17:52 nmawston

According to new research from our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, wholesale (trade) prices of mobile phones will rise +10% in Brazil during 2013. Among the "big four" emerging markets -- Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) -- Brazil will experience the fastest growth in average selling prices next year. Brazil's pricing will grow two times quicker than China's. What is driving the uplift? Three main reasons: 3G, subsidies, and GDP. The tide of 3G phones being shipped is rising at a healthy clip. Subsidies for postpaid users remain present at some major carriers. And Brazil's citizens are getting wealthier (despite a recent slowdown), meaning they can afford pricier models. More analysis and forecasts of revenues, prices, and price-bands for Brazil through 2017 can be viewed by clients here.


February 23, 2012 11:25 nmawston

Worldwide mobile phone wholesale (trade) revenues grew a healthy +26% in 2011. Turnover for device companies such as Apple and Samsung reached record highs. Despite economic turmoil across much of the planet, consumers and businesses continued to visit retail stores to stock up with the latest handsets.

What drove the +26% annual growth in mobile phone revenues? There were at least three main drivers of the growth:

1. Emerging markets boomed, especially South America. Consumers in Mexico and elsewhere are going mobile-crazy;

2. A wave of higher-priced 3G / 4G models, from Samsung and others, flooded major developed markets like the United States;

3. Apple's premium-priced iPhone persuaded rich buyers in dozens of countries that expensive handsets can be a rewarding purchase.

Following a record 2011, how strong will handset revenues be if the global economy improves in 2012?