Sunday, May 06, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of May 6, 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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Singapore’s EpiCentre is moving into the mobile commerce arena, allowing retail transactions to be made using mobile devices. Read Original Content and Read More Original Content

Apple reports that iPhone sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong increased five-fold during the first quarter of 2012. Read Original Content

The National Payments Corporation of India is requesting approval from the Reserve Bank to make mobile payment services provided by banks and telecomm companies work together.  Read Original Content

Ericsson has signed a framework agreement with China Mobile and a letter of intent with China Unicom for equipment and services. Read Original Content

Some of the key trends contributing to the rise in enterprise mobility in India are:
Predicted accelerated growth in mobility among larger enterprises; increased start-up activity in mobility; and concerns on security and integration. Read Original Content

China Telecom’s net profit for the first quarter of 2012 fell 6.5 percent, to $677.2 million, down from $725 million a year earlier. Read Original Content

The mobile ad market in Vietnam grew 121 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 over the same period in 2010, according to a network data and media consumption survey conducted by inMobi. Read Original Content

Huawei reported their net profit for 2011 fell 50 percent to $1.8 billion, citing handset business competition and foreign exchange losses. Baidu’s net profit for the first quarter of 2012 was $299 million, a jump of 75 percent from a year ago. Read Original Content

Australian healthcare providers are increasing their investment in mobile communications technology to assist their workforces in an effort to meet and overcome the challenges and budgetary pressures of the healthcare industry. Read Original Content

Global Industry Analysts, Inc. has released a report predicting the global online advertising market will reach $84.8 billion by 2017, driven primarily by strong contributions from mobile, online video and social networking advertising platforms.
A healthy demand from emerging markets, especially the Asia Pacific region is also a contributing factor. Read Original Content

Remote business meetings firm LoopUp has partnered with Hong Kong’s mobile network operator CSL to provide a method for corporate customers in Hong Kong to communicate better with their business partners and clients. Read Original Content

Xcel Mobility has finalized an exclusive agreement with ZTE to provide Xcel’s Mach 5 Xcelerator to the growing mobility market in Indonesia. Read Original Content

SuperGeo Technologies is collaborating with Motorola Solutions to market the industrial grade Android-powered Motorola ET1 tablet in Taiwan. Read Original Content

Layer 7 Technologies is expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region, hiring a new regional sales director for the APAC market and hoping to “establish Layer 7 as the desired solution for SOA, cloud and mobile integration needs” in the region. Read Original Content

Snap MyLife Inc., provider of cloud-service applications for mobile devices, has opened an office in India, stating "explosive subscriber and revenue growth, as well as new agreements to market our cloud-service applications globally with mobile operators, prompted us to expand sourcing of R&D talent into India”. 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.