Sunday, June 10, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 10, 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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According to Gartner, the two biggest regions for mobile payments are Asia Pacific and Africa. Gartner predicts they will account for 60 percent of mobile payments in 2016, with Asia Pacific in the lead.  Read Original Content

The Mobile Asia Expo will be held June 20 to 22, 2012, in Shanghai. The Expo is being organized by the GSMA and the Shanghai International Technology Exchange Center.  Read Original Content

Payments processing technology firm i2c, Inc. and Shanghai-based prepaid service provider KargoCard have formed a partnership to deliver prepaid and mobile payment solutions to merchants in China.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

American Apparel has launched its first mobile e-commerce store in Japan, stating that Japan is the most important region to focus on mobile marketing.  Read Original Content

The Internet and Mobile Association of India reports that India’s online travel market has doubled over the last 12 months, with online rail tickets jumping from 2.2 million to 5.6 million, and online air tickets increasing from 1 million to 1.9 million.  Read Original Content

Mobile payments have been mainstream in Asia for almost ten years, with Japan in the lead with 47 million Japanese citizens adopting tap-and-go phones.  Read Original Content

Bharti Softbank, the mobile Internet joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and SOFTBANK, Inc., has partnered with Y2CF Digital Media Pvt. Ltd. to develop a location-based check-in service that will work across all mobile devices.  Read Original Content

China Mobile is investing in the Digital City Shanghai project to deploy seamless mobile connections throughout the city over the next three years.  Read Original Content

Mobile satellite operator Thuraya Telecommunications has announced that it has established a Point Of Presence and Meet Me Point in Singapore to enhance the performance of its high-speed broadband terminal in the region.  Read Original Content

India's mobile subscriber base is predicted to reach 700 million in 2012, and connections are forecast to hit the 900 million mark.  Mobile services revenue is predicted to be at $30 billion by 2016, according to research firm Gartner.  Read Original Content

Google is warning users in China that certain words entered in a search query may set off Internet censors in the country.  The company unveiled on its Hong Kong-based search site this week a new mechanism that identifies political and other sensitive terms that may cause service interruptions by Chinese authorities.  Read Original Content

Mobilis Networks Limited, currently rolling out mobile wallet solutions across the Asia Pacific region, announced new software services to enable point-of-sale fingerprint verification for international money transfers to mobile wallets and NFC mobile payments that support any mobile phone.  Read Original Content

Motorola Solutions has announced the launch of three online product stores offering enterprise mobility products and services.  The online stores are operated by Motorola Solutions partners Beijing Shooin Technology Development Co., Ltd., Shanghai Sietech Auto-Id Science Technology Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Smile Electronic Co., Ltd.  Read Original Content

India is predicted to double its current number of networked devices by 2016, and average broadband speeds are set to jump three-fold. Online video in the country will dominate up to 70 percent of all Internet traffic.  Read Original Content

Singapore Telecommunications currently has 50 percent 4G service coverage in the country and plans to extend its LTE coverage to 80 percent of the country by the end of 2012 and 100 percent by early 2013.  Read Original Content

Smartphones and tablets are one of the fastest growing mobility segments in the Asia Pacific region.  According to Transparency Market Research, by 2015, the region will have a 39.5 percent of the market share of smartphone sales, and 36.1 percent of the market share of tablet sales.  Read Original Content

China TechFaith Wireless Technology has announced it will showcase an expanded line-up of mobile phones and motion games at the CommunicAsia 2012 exhibition and conference in Singapore, to be held June 19-22, 2012.  Read Original Content

According to Ericsson’s Traffic and Market Report, China added the most subscriptions for a single country in the first quarter of 2012 with 39 million, followed by India with 25 million. The Asia Pacific region added a total of 93 million subscriptions.  Read Original Content

To support the growing demand for telecommunications management in the region, Quickcomm will expand its team in the Asia Pacific mobile market.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy 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.