Sunday, August 19, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of August 19, 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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GPS provider MapmyIndia has launched CarPad 5, a combination GPS navigator, smartphone and 3G tablet that runs on the Android OS.  Read Original Content

According to a survey from research firm Analysys International, tablet sales in China have increased 63 percent in the past year.  Chinese consumers purchased 2.34 million tablets during the second quarter of 2012, with iPads comprising 72.6 percent of the sales.  Read Original Content

India’s Tyroo Direct has launched new product offerings for mobile performance to enable advertisers to scale their digital marketing campaigns by being visible on all screen types - web, tablets and mobile.  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.

To meet the demand for high bandwidth mobile broadband access, Huawei will work with China Mobile to deploy WLAN mobile backhaul networks in 17 cities in the Shandong province.  Read Original Content

A new study from Adobe reveals consumers in the Asia Pacific region primarily use mobile search due to time spent away from home and not having access to a desktop PC.  Read Original Content


RFID technology is being utilized in India to provide the public with schedule-related information and to ensure buses operated through the Vytilla Mobility Hub stay on schedule.  Read Original Content

A new mobile marketplace in Singapore and a winner at Startup Weekend Singapore 2012, Carousell, has gone live and the app is available exclusively in Singapore.  Read Original Content

Korea’s LG Uplus is collaborating with local partners to implement a food waste management service using RFID technology.  Read Original Content

Motorola Mobility, now under the Google umbrella, will cut jobs and “shrink operations” in Asia and India and will center research and development in Beijing, Chicago and Sunnyvale, CA.  Read Original Content

A new report is now available from Research and Markets, “Singapore Mobile Commerce Industry Outlook to 2016 - Evolution in Mobile Shopping”.  Read Original Content

According to eBay India, mobile commerce is growing in non-urban and rural areas, and predicts the ratio of rural and urban mobile buyers will grow from the current 1:10 to 6:10 over the next two years.  Read Original Content

In an interview, head of HTC’s Chinese operation Ray Yam states he sees China as an industry driver in the future because 1) China is the world’s largest smartphone market and 2) new innovation will increasingly come from China.  Read Original Content

A city in India is planning to utilize the benefits of RFID technology for its police, electricity, and water departments.  Read Original Content

Symantec predicts an increase in the use of mobile devices in New Zealand, from the current estimate of 40 percent of professionals using at least two mobile devices to access corporate networks to twice that number by 2014.  Read Original Content

Chinese media reports reveal that China Mobile is planning to reorganize by business rather than region and will spin off an Internet company.  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.