Sunday, July 22, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of July 22, 2012

Welcome to 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 Frost & Sullivan, M2M services will see future growth in India’s enterprise mobility landscape, with a predicted compound annual growth rate of 41 percent by 2017.  Mobile e-mail currently dominates the enterprise mobility landscape, and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 15 percent by 2017.  Read Original Content

M2M communications provider Telit Wireless Solutions has chosen Rabyte Electronics as a new distribution partner in India, focusing on development of the M2M market at the grass root level in India.  Read Original Content

India’s Profit by Outsourcing has announced the addition of mobile application development services across various platforms including Android, JAVA ME, Symbian, Windows and Apple’s iPhone.  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.

MediaCorp, a leading media company in Singapore, has formed a partnership with mobile marketing and advertising solutions provider Sofialys to provide mobile advertising solutions.  Read Original Content

Japan’s largest mobile phone company DoCoMo is considering overseas acquisitions.  DoCoMo’s CEO, Kaoru Kato, states that revenue outside Japan may grow to as much as $2.5 billion in the year ending March 2016.  Read Original Content

Telecommunications companies across the Asia Pacific region may see a drop in profit margins, in part due to rising cost pressures including handset subsidies, price undercutting, and capital expenditure from new spectrum rollouts. Read Original Content

Rakuten Global launched the Kobo Touch e-reader tablet in Japan this month. The tablet retails for $100.  Read Original Content

A recent survey in Hong Kong highlighted the mobile commerce business potential and revealed that local small and medium-sized enterprises could have seen an additional HK$2.8 billion in credit and debit card sales in 2011 if they could have facilitated credit card payment in an “anytime anywhere” mode.  Read Original Content

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo is one of a small number of operators that does not carry Apple’s iPhone, and the company has reaffirmed its preference for Android based devices.  Read Original Content

China’s largest e-commerce site, Taobao, is offering preorders for Apple’s iPhone 5, which is expected to be launched between August and October of 2012.  Read Original Content

Rocket Internet continues to focus on Asia, opening an e-commerce site in Cambodia offering laptop computers, mobile phones and other electronics items.  Read Original Content

The number of mobile subscribers in India in December 2011 reached 893 million, with users in rural areas comprising 34 percent of the total subscribers.  Read Original Content

Chinese telecommunications equipment provider ZTE is under investigation by the FBI for the alleged sale of banned U.S. computer equipment to Iran.  Read Original Content

China Mobile has announced it will launch a full function NFC phone, the Coolpad 8870 NFC, in the third quarter of 2012.   Read Original Content

With smartphones becoming less expensive and Chinese average household income rising, research2guidance is predicting 80 percent of Chinese households will be able to afford at least one low-end smartphone by 2017.  Read Original Content

Southeast Asia has become a digital crossroads for Internet and mobile innovation, with Indonesia the region’s largest mobile market.  Read Original Content

The mobile ad market in China is quite small, according to Opera’s Mahi de Silva.  Out of one billion activated devices only a small fraction are smartphones, and only a small fraction of those smartphones have activated data plans.  Read Original Content

Malaysian transit card issuer Touch 'n Go will begin pilot testing an NFC payments service in collaboration with mobile network operator Maxis and CIMB Bank in the next two months.  Read Original Content

China Mobile and Clearwire have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop plans to provide international roaming between China and the United States using TD-LTE.  Read Original Content

More than half the residents of Australia own smartphones and 2.6 million own tablet devices.  Of those smartphone users, 94 percent have researched products using smartphones, 86 percent look for local information on their phone, and 28 percent have made a purchase using their device.  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.