Sunday, March 11, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 11, 2012

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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G-Xchange Inc., the mobile arm of Philippine company Globe Telecom, is partnering with American Express to develop an online payment solution for Globe GCASH customers. Read Original Content

Seventy-two percent of mobile Internet users in India use their mobile device as the primary means to access the web.  These users spend 33 percent of their media time on mobile devices, more than the time spent watching television. Read Original Content

China’s online payment platform Alipay has reached 30 million downloads of its mobile apps.  Downloads on Android devices are highest, with 53 percent, followed by iOS with 27 percent. Read Original Content and More Original Content

Cloud computing provider Joyent will expand its services to Asia in the second quarter of 2012.  The expansion will begin with Tokyo and Singapore. Read Original Content

Mobility services play a crucial role in India’s IT industry.  “Mobile phones are becoming smarter and there might come a day when mobility services will replace desktops.” Read Original Content

The DEMO Asia conference in Singapore provided a forum for 76 companies to pitch their ideas and products, many of them mobility based. Read Original Content

More on the DEMO Asia conference in Singapore.  “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Web Startups at DEMO Asia”

With over 997 million mobile users by late February 2012, 69 percent accessing the Internet via their mobile phones, China is the world’s largest mobile market, and is predicted to continue growing.  The mobile market has doubled in the last five years, and is expected to reach 1 billion in early March 2012. Read Original Content and More Original Content

China is set to reach one billion mobile-phone subscriptions this week. Read Original Content

The availability of low-cost smartphones has resulted in an app download boom in India, with 30 million apps downloaded in one week. Read Original Content

The first Windows Phone is going on sale in China.  HTC is taking pre-orders for the HTC Triumph, with Nokia, LG, Lenovo and ZTE expected to offer Windows Phones in the near future. Read Original Content

China Mobile doesn’t sell the iPhone yet, but it has over 15 million iPhone users, making it the number one iPhone network in China. Read Original Content

Apple has modified the iPhone 4S to eliminate signal issues between the device and China Mobile SIM cards.  The modification applies to iPhones purchased after February 8, and an iOS update in March will correct the issue for devices purchased earlier. Read Original Content

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) has announced the acquisition of mobile advertising company Amobee in a move toward its mobile marketing strategy, tapping into the significant potential of the mobile advertising market. Read Original Content

A restructure of Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) will split the company into three units:  Consumer, Digital Life, and ICT.  The group consumer division will service 400 million mobile customers across Australia and Singapore. Read Original Content

Line, the mobile calling and messaging app from Korean firm Naver, has reached 20 million downloads worldwide, a mere eight months after its launch.  The app is currently available for iPhone and Android devices. Read Original Content

Hong Kong’s Clickoo will partner with XcelMobility to market the Mach 5 Push Mail product to enterprise and retail customers to Japanese customers. Read Original Content

Tablets are becoming part of the strategy for mobile companies in India.  “We are seeing our customers launch services around tablets and seen it trickle over the past couple of years to a massive explosion.” Read Original Content

Motorola Solutions is focusing on the Asia Pacific mobile market, as it sees interest growing especially in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. Read Original Content

BlackBerry maker RIM is targeting the enterprise mobility market in India, which is predicted to reach $1 billion by 2015. Read Original Content

Capgemini and subsidiary Sogeti are partnering to develop a “Mobile Applications Service Centre of Excellence” in India along with global delivery of mobile applications. Read Original Content

As mobile payment revenue is predicted to reach $999 billion in 2016, the Asia Pacific region will lead in no contact (proximity) mobile payments, with a predicted 41 percent of the transactions. Read Original Content

The number of data connection subscribers in Indonesia is predicted to jump to 167 million in 2016, up from 52 million in 2011, with 109 million on smartphones and 22 million on tablets. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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.