Sunday, June 17, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 17, 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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About 700 of the 800 SAP customers in the Philippines are small to medium enterprises, and SAP is planning to introduce products and solutions for this market segment.  Read Original Content

In a decision that reflects the increasingly important role mobile operators play in the prepaid market in India, Prepaid International Forum India has extended its membership admission policy to include mobile operators.  Read Original Content

The transaction volume of mobile e-commerce in China in 2011 increased 609 percent over the previous year, and the mobile ecommerce market in China is expected to reach RMB 25.15 billion Yuan in 2012, with a mobile e-commerce user population of 146 million people.  Read Original Content

Bharti Airtel and Opera Software have finalized an agreement to allow Bharti subscribers to access a customized version of Opera’s software on their mobile devices.  Read Original Content

The Asia Pacific region, North America and Europe are the largest markets for enterprise mobility solutions, according to an infographic from (x)cube LABS.  Read Original Content

eBay India has announced the availability of a free interactive app, the eBay iPad App for India, allowing users to shop and log into their eBay India accounts.  Read Original Content

Chinese mobile phone company Xiaomi is hoping to give Apple a run for its money with the goal of shipping more than 100 million smartphones annually for one model by 2016.
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In response to the rapidly growing e-commerce sector in Indonesia, the Sinar Mas Group, in cooperation with Excite Japan, launched Excite Point, an Internet advertising site, allowing visitors to the site to redeem their collected points for products or mobile phone credit.  Read Original Content

The results of a study by research firm EnfoDesk reveal that Baidu dominated China's online maps space with 61.1 percent, with Google coming in second with 13.1 percent.
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As part of the strategy to further expand its overall Asia Pacific business, mobile enterprise application platform provider BlinkMobile Interactive has appointed Mobile Mentor as a reseller partner.  Read Original Content

E-commerce platform 360Buy and China Mobile have formed a partnership under which China Mobile will offer 360Buy its value-added services and promotional resources for use in mobile services and sales.  Read Original Content

Recognizing the growing significance of mobile in the travel life cycle, Air China has implemented Amadeus Mobile Solutions to enable customers to book and keep updated on flights while on the move.  Read Original Content

Mobile Internet growth in China has seen a downturn, with Chinese mobile Internet investment declining to $52.93 million for the first quarter of 2012, down 88.1 percent year-over-year and 91.5 percent quarter-over-quarter.  Read Original Content

To enhance its online sales of CDs and DVDs, Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo has announced it will make Tower Records Japan a subsidiary.  Read Original Content

Indonesia’s Tyfone and PT Number One have partnered to bring the suite of Tyfone mobility solutions to the Indonesian market, starting with the financial services industry.  Read Original Content

S Mobility is increasing its focus on smartphones and is also planning the launch of two new tablets in 2012 for the Indian market.  Read Original Content

Google wants to expand its business in India, focusing on five target areas including increasing the number of mobile Internet users.  Read Original Content

The foremost adopters of enterprise mobility in India are major industries including retail, banking, financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, transportation and logistics.  Read Original Content

The CEO of Taiwan’s HTC says the company will focus on making mid-range and high-end smartphones, rather than pursuing volume with lower end devices.  Read Original Content

Sybase 365 and ONE Bank Limited have formed a partnership to bring end-to-end mobile banking services to customers in Bangladesh. 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.