Sunday, May 13, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of May 13, 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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Citing a commitment to the Asia Pacific region as an important market for cellular communications, Celcite Management Solutions has opened a new office in Singapore. Read Original Content

The results of a survey by Frost & Sullivan reveal that 25 percent of Australian businesses rate mobility to be either their top priority or a very important priority in 2012. Read Original Content

Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase Inc. has been working with The Philippines’ Globe Telecom to run live commercial voice traffic across multiple Asian operators, allowing Globe Telecom to exchange international calls directly with other mobile operators rather than routing calls through traditional wholesale voice carriers. Read Original Content

Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal has launched a mobile app for Android devices, reaching out to the millions of Android users in India. Read Original Content

To increase the options for mobile banking in India, banks have begun offering mobile services through a new method, USSD, which works on a menu-based banking model on mobile devices allowing users to perform services by recalling the menu and simply dialing a number. Read Original Content

The number of citizens in Taiwan accessing the Internet via mobile devices is currently more than 4.9 million, according to the Institute for Information Industry in Taipei. Read Original Content

Subscriptions for 3G last year grew 172 percent in China and a staggering 1,050 percent in India.  It is predicted that China will have 230-250 million 3G subscribers by the end of 2012. Read Original Content

China is emerging as a top market for smartphones, with a 102 percent year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2012.  Samsung had the largest smartphone market share with 22 percent followed by Apple with 19 percent. Read Original Content

China Telecom is courting corporate customers with a “buy ten, get one free” deal on iPhone 4S devices. Read Original Content

Mobile Internet security firm NQ Mobile is expanding into China’s enterprise market, announcing its intent to acquire 55 percent of enterprise mobile services provider Beijing NationSky Network Technology, Inc. Read Original Content

MasterCard’s Mobile Payments Readiness Index identifies Singapore and South Korea as two of the most prepared markets for mobile payments. Read Original Content

Nokia has announced the expansion of its NAVTEQ Map coverage, increasing the India map by over 80 percent to 4,200+ cities in two quarters. Read Original Content

Chinese mobile browser manufacturer UC Mobile will invest at least $5 million in India in 2012, with the goal of becoming the number one player in India's mobile Internet browser market by 2015. Read Original Content

China’s 99Bill Corporation has launched a new mobile payment product, the 99Bill Card Reader, allowing merchants to accept bankcard and credit card payments on the go. Read Original Content

Demonstrating an interest in Indian innovation, AT&T is eyeing technology companies in the country for possible partnerships to help expand its offerings to customers. Read Original Content

PayPal and Japanese telecom Softbank are forming a joint venture to bring PayPal’s mobile payments service to Japan. Read Original Content

Mobile ad network Madhouse and China Unicom have formed a partnership to provide and operate a mobile application promotion platform. Read Original Content

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