Smartphone shipments to Qatar jump 7.9% in Q1 2019: IDC

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Smartphone shipments to Qatar jump 7.9% in Q1 2019: IDC

Cell phone shipments to Qatar in the first quarter of the year rose 7.9 percent from the past quarter as versatile shipments crosswise over GCC crossed 6 million units in the initial three months of 2019, as per another report.

Qatar had seen a powerful 9.8 percent development in its cell phone shipments in the final quarter of a year ago, turning into the main nation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) where shipments of cell phones developed quarter-on-quarter (QoQ).

In Q1 2019, in any case, the shipments to Qatar lost a touch of their steam, settling in the third position behind Saudi Arabia and UAE, statistical surveying firm International Data Corporation's (IDC) recently discharged Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker appears.

Cell phone shipments to Saudi and UAE developed 15.1 percent and 10.8 percent separately, it included.

"The GCC cell phone market has confronted various difficulties over the previous year, achieved by a mix of negative macroeconomic conditions, changing government arrangements and an extending of the cell phone invigorate cycle," said Akash Balachandran, a senior research expert at IDC.

 

"In any case, when seen against the significant decreases that described quite a bit of 2018, the QoQ development figures for Q1 2019 recommend a level of adjustment in the market," he included.

"In reality, the GCC's two biggest markets, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which together record for around 74 percent of the area's cell phone shipments, both posted good QoQ development of 3.6 percent and 1.3 percent, separately," Balachandran said.

The 6 million cell phone units — including cell phones and highlight telephones — dispatched in to different markets in the GCC in the main quarter speak to a 2.7 percent hop QoQ and 1.1 percent year on year (YoY).

IDC's examination uncovers that cell phone shipments to the GCC totalled 4.3 million units in Q1 2019, up 10.4 percent QoQ and 5.5 percent year-on-year (YoY). On the other hand, shipments of highlight telephones declined 13.1 percent QoQ and 8.7 percent YoY to an aggregate of 1.7 million units for the quarter.

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