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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of January 23, 2011

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.

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India tops the charts for mobile advertising, according to Buzz City’s latest quarterly report, serving over 32 billion ads in 2011.  Mobile ads have grown 139 percent, with more than 126 billion ads served in 2011, compared with 52 billion in 2010. Read Original Content

Juniper Research predicts that the number of mobile banking users will reach 530 million by 2013, with the developed markets of North America, Western Europe and the Far East & China having the highest penetration of users in 2016. Read Original Content

Mobile connections in China are approaching 1 billion, with 973.7 million connections at the end of 2011, with 3G accounting for 80 percent of the new connections.  “Last year Apple said that China was its second most important market after the US, accounting for 16 percent of its total revenue in fourth quarter 2011.” Read Original Content

The enterprise mobility landscape is growing in India, states Sunil Gupta of Symphony Services in an interview with CIOL.  “We are expecting that in 2012-13, 15-20 percent of our revenues will be coming from enterprise mobility alone.” Read Original Content


India is the second largest and one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world.  “It is time for SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises) in India, to consider M-commerce options.  M-commerce in India is in its initial stage, but it is showing signs of a healthy rate of growth.”  Worldwide, of the 4 billion cell phones, 1.08 billion are smart phones and over 50 percent of local searches are now done on mobile devices. Read Original Content

Mobile solutions company Motricity announced that it is closing operations in India and the Asia Pacific Region and will focus on carrier business in North America. Read Original Content

Japanese mobile contents firm GNT, Inc. released a new application, Mobion Share.  The application is available for iPhone, Android and Windows, and will soon be available for BlackBerry. The application allows users to share and send unlimited messages, photos, audio clips, videos, current location (GPS) and their contacts. Read Original Content

American Express announced a partnership with China’s Lianlian Group to allow use of digital wallet Serve.  Lianlian Group operates a network of over 300,000 small business agents across China where customers can top up minutes and more on their mobile phones. Read Original Content

Nokia India and Indiatimes Shopping partnered to launch a new online store, NokiaShop, for delivery of mobile devices directly to the user.  Indiatimes is accessed by over 50 million consumers in India. Read Original Content

A report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India reveals that India’s e-commerce market is growing at an average rate of 70 percent annually and has grown over 500 percent in the past three years alone. Read Original Content

Online shopping in China is up 21 percent, with the number of people using mobile phones to access the Internet up to 356 million in 2011, 70 percent of web users. Read Original Content

The Southeast Asia region’s total IT spending in 2011 was up approximately seven to eight percent, “with mobility and cloud-ready architecture driving industry interest”. Read Original Content

According to Gartner, enterprise IT spending in Malaysia is expected to reach 31.5 billion ringgit (U.S. $10 billion) in 2012, up 6.1 percent over 2011. Read Original Content

Nitin Bhat, partner and head of consulting at Frost & Sullivan, said that as a result of the growth in mobile computing in Southeast Asia, operator margins are beginning to decline sharply and telcos are struggling to deal with increased costs from having to deal with data deluge. Read Original Content

Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal.com has launched a mobile site to enable access for customers using their mobile devices. Read Original Content

Havas Media has acquired a majority stake in one of the Philippines’ largest digital marketing agencies, Snapworx, Inc.  The mobile business of Snapworx will now be called Mobext. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.