The long-running saga of India’s 5G spectrum auctions has finally seen some closure in 2022. The multi-band auction wrapped on August 1 with 71% of the available spectrum sold – a result that India’s government considers positive, as it will be sufficient to achieve nationwide 5G coverage within two to three years.
Apple stated it will appeal a ban it received from Brazilian authorities which prevented it from selling iPhones without a charger.
Smartphone shipments for Latin America declined 2.5% year-on-year to 32.2 million units in Q2 but proved to be a bright spot as the global smartphone market collectively dropped 9%.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will implement a ban on manufacturing and importing 3G devices in a bid to drive smartphone adoption.
It may not come as a major surprise, but independent analyst company Canalys has now supplied the figures to back up the expected news that smartphone sales are falling in Southeast Asia.