Sunday, April 29, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of April 29, 2012

Welcome to the 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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Google continues to work closely with Chinese authorities in seeking approval of the acquisition of Motorola Mobility.  It is expected the acquisition will be completed by mid 2012. Read Original Content

Walmart Labs, part of the social and mobile commerce arm of Walmart, Walmart Global e-Commerce, is opening a new facility and hiring an additional 100 workers in Bangalore, India. Read Original Content

ABI Research predicts that mobile capital expenditure in the Asia Pacific region will reach $53.3 billion by the end of 2012. Read Original Content

The percentage of mobile-only Internet users in China is estimated to be 30 percent.  In India, the percentage is predicted to exceed 50 percent by 2015. Read Original Content

According to a recent survey by InMobi, 27 percent of online users in Thailand access the Internet via mobile devices, spending an average of 6.6 hours per day online. Read Original Content


Of the smartphones sold in India in 2011, Nokia took the lead at 46 percent, with Android devices coming close at 30 percent. Read Original Content

China’s ZTE sold 15 million smartphones in 2011, may reach 50 million in 2012, and could be selling 100 million per year by 2015. Read Original Content

Citing challenges from an increase in mobile penetration rates and intense competition in the telecommunications market, China Mobile’s first-quarter results were disappointing. Read Original Content

Tata Consulting Services is the first Indian IT company to cross the $10 billion annual revenue threshold with investments in mobility, big data and cloud technologies a factor. Read Original Content

Nokia has begun development of a new manufacturing facility in Vietnam to serve the growing demand for mobile phones worldwide.  The facility is expected to open in 2013. Read Original Content

Out of 110 networks in the Asia Pacific region, 9 percent of operators have 4G LTE networks running and 53 percent have plans to incorporate LTE or are conducting trials. Read Original Content

The enterprise mobility (excluding devices) market in India is currently $224 million and is predicted to grow to $1 billion by mid-year 2015, according to market research firm Zinnov. Read Original Content

A group of Thai developers has developed and introduced a mobile commerce app, ShopSpot, aimed at enabling consumer-to-consumer mobile commerce. Read Original Content

Camelot Information Systems and Huawei Device have formed a partnership to develop enterprise application solutions for Huawei’s mobile business users.  The goal is to provide integrated mobile/cloud solutions to enterprise and business customers in China. Read Original Content

KIT digital has reached an agreement to acquire online and mobile solutions provider Hyro to support and expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Read Original Content

The Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Conference New Zealand will be held May 24, 2012 in Auckland.  The conference will focus on topics such as how mobile applications can increase customer relation management, how to manage mobile services, mobility and social business and other topics related to the field. Read Original Content

Amobee and AccuWeather are collaborating to bring mobile advertising inventory to advertisers across the world with an increased focus on Asia. Read Original Content

SAP reports record sales in Asia and high demand for mobile applications and software as contributors to a 10 percent increase in earnings for the first quarter of 2012. Read Original Content

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore believes the Digital Concierge program, launched in 2010 to “nurture the local mobile service ecosystem,” is on track to meet the 2012 goals. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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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.