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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of January 30, 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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In India, “mobile is becoming the preferred way to reach a billion people at low cost,” states SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe.  For SAP, the markets in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan grew 30 percent, India grew more than 100 percent, and China grew more than 60 percent annually.  Read Original Content

There are over 601 million active mobile subscribers in India, generating $38.2 billion in revenues.   India has the highest subscriber growth rate in the world.  According to Google, “the next 200 million new users in India will largely be mobile-first users and out of those, 100 million will be mobile-only users”. Read Original Content

Nokia saw an 11 percent increase in mobile device volumes for their devices and services business in Asia Pacific region in 2011.  In greater China, however, there was a decline of 33 percent. Read Original Content

The enterprise mobility market in India is expected to reach $1 billion by mid-2015, up from the current $244 million, predicts research firm Zinnov.  “Mobility apps have dramatically changed the way companies function.” Read Original Content

MasterCard Worldwide announced the expansion of regional headquarter activities in Singapore to include research and development of new payment solutions, including mobile and e-commerce.  “The MasterCard headquarters will also leverage Singapore's strength in R&D and innovation for developing new payment solutions.” Read Original Content

In addition to PayPal, there are many other online payment solutions in Asia.  If you’re an entrepreneur keen on regional or global expansion, understanding the market and the key players is an important first step. Read Original Content

In Indonesia, 78 percent of households own mobile phones with internet capability, but only two percent own tablets. Rudi Rusdiah, of the Computer Entrepreneurs Association, predicts a significant rise in tablet sales, as tablets are the “latest gadgets” and they are becoming more affordable.  The country currently has 210 million mobile phones in use. Read Original Content

mCoin Asia announced the launch of eServGlobal’s PayMobile solution to provide mobile money, facilitating money transfer in Indonesia. Read Original Content

The popularity of social media sites has dropped in India, according to a survey commissioned by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. Fifty-five percent of young people surveyed reduced their time spent on social media websites, and many are instead using mobile apps. Read Original Content

Digital marketing is the focus of a new website planned by the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines to stimulate tourism for the country.
Immap President Manny Fernando predicts, “Wireless data will continue to grow as access rates become more consumer-friendly coupled with how smartphones and other connected devices become more affordable for more Filipinos.” Read Original Content

According to a market research report from, SMS traffic in Asia Pacific, Africa, and Middle East markets accounts for nearly 50 percent of the worldwide SMS traffic in 2011. Visiongain predicts the number of mobile IM users worldwide will be over 1.6 billion by 2016, up from 311.2 million in 2010. Read Original Content

The Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2010 to 2015 predicts that mobile data traffic in India will grow 114-fold from 2010 to 2015, a compound annual growth rate of 158 percent. Read Original Content

Indian company Ennovasys has announced a cloud-based enterprise mobility solution using integrated RFID, GPS, and mobile. Read Original Content

A specialized mobile digital marketing service has been launched by Group FMG, based in Bangalore, India.  Co-Founder Aditya Sharma states, “As smartphone, tablets and mobile devices are changing the consumer landscape, more enterprises are rapidly adopting mobile solutions to engage their customers and employees.” Read Original Content

According to a report from Cybermedia Research, the number of smartphones in India has reached 10 million.  Mobile analyst firm Mobilewalla predicts a mobile app “explosion”, due to the rising number of smartphones and tablets. Read Original Content

Singapore Telecommunications Limited announced the launch of the SingTel Mobility Device Manager service for enterprise mobile device management.  The new service is a collaboration between SingTel and MobileIron. Read Original Content

The enterprise applications software market grew 18.6 percent in 2011 in the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan, according to the most recent IDC Asia/Pacific Semiannual Enterprise Applications Tracker. Read Original Content

The Mobile Apps Conclave 2012 conference will be held on Friday, February 10, 2012, in New Delhi, India.  According to the event brief, “Mobile is bringing about a hardware revolution and tablets are upending the computer industry at a breathtaking pace.” Read Original Content

The Cards and Payments Asia 2012 conference and exhibition is scheduled for April 25-27, 2012 in Singapore.  “This year’s Cards & Payments Asia not only allows attendees to gain valuable insights on how to capitalise on the exponential growth of e-commerce and mobile commerce, but leverage on cutting-edge knowledge of multi-channel strategies for effective customer engagement, making it a must-attend event for all stakeholders seeking an edge over their competitions.” Read Original Content

The CommunicAsia/Enterprise IT and BroadcastAsia 2012 infocomm technology events will be held June 19-22, 2012 in Singapore. Read Original Content


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.