Sunday, September 02, 2012

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of September 2, 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.

China Mobile International has opened a global network center in Hong Kong to house its global network operations center, Internet and cloud data centers.  Read Original Content

Sony Mobile has announced it will cut 1000 jobs and move its mobile business unit from Sweden to Japan.  Read Original Content

South Korea’s Samsung is jumping into the enterprise mobility ring by customizing security offerings to alleviate concerns over the “influx of consumer-grade devices entering the workplace and vulnerabilities on the Android platform”.  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.

Wireless operators Sing-Tel and M1 of Singapore have launched NFC mobile wallet solutions.  Read Original Content

FedEx is expanding its mobile services in the Asia Pacific region with the addition of the FedEx Mobile App for iPad and Android users in the region.  Read Original Content

Bottomline Technologies and the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. have partnered to create ANZ Transactive – Mobile, a corporate mobile cash management solution.  Read Original Content

With 55 million Internet users in Indonesia, the e-commerce industry is growing substantially.  According to Frost & Sullivan, the total transaction value of e-commerce in Indonesia in 2011 was estimated at $1 billion.  Read Original Content

According to accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, mobile payments will become the mainstream means of paying for goods and services in China by 2015.  Read Original Content

Softbank Mobile has partnered with HP to create an online content store, The Softbank Bookstore, which will enable customers in Japan to shop, download and manage wireless services and entertainment content.  Read Original Content

Samsung’s stocks fell 7.5 percent in Seoul, costing $12 billion in market value, on the first trading day after a California judge awarded Apple a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung.  Read Original Content

Anil Damodaran of Abacus International says that travelers in the Asia Pacific region are increasingly mobile and tech-savvy, and both travel agents and consumers can drive changes in the industry by becoming educated about the technologies available to them.  Read Original Content

In the first seven months of 2012, China added 75.8 million mobile phone users, bringing the number of mobile phone accounts in the country to 1.06 billion.  Read Original Content

According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, China has 128 million active smart devices, showing a growth of 401 percent year-over-year.  Read Original Content

ZTE’s Android-powered Grand X LTE smartphone will launch on the China Mobile network in Hong Kong the end of August of 2012, with a roll out to the rest of the Asia Pacific region in the third quarter of the year.  Read Original Content

Australia’s Telstra is expanding its 4G coverage area, expecting to cover two-thirds of the country’s population by mid-2013.  Read Original Content

According to a study conducted by South Korean regulator, the KCC, 35.2 percent of Korean smartphone users said they plan to purchase an LTE device within the next year, but approximately 60 percent of current LTE users indicated they were not satisfied with the extent of the network coverage.  Read Original Content

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