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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of April 21, 2013

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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Telecom New Zealand will have 4G LTE available in Auckland by October, with coverage extended to additional cities by Christmas.  Nearly half the nationwide Smartphone Network will have 4G LTE coverage in 2014.  Read Original Content

According to two surveys by Symantec, two of every three residents of India consider themselves addicted to their mobile phones, and 7 of 10 businesses perceive the benefits of mobility equal to or outweighing the risks.  Read Original Content

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization is working with wireless vendor EM Solutions to develop a prototype system to enable data to be transmitted wirelessly at up to five gigabits per second – five times the speed available using similar technologies.  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.

The HTC One mobile device has been officially launched in India and will be available in stores by the end of April.  Read Original Content

Ricoh has launched Ocutag, a mobile visual search platform to connect users with digital media by capturing an image.  The first implementation of the technology is Disney UTV Digital’s new mobile app for smartphones in India.  Read Original Content
Students at the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University have developed a prototype of a new mobile technology to change the way resources are used on Indian farms and streamline efficiency by utilizing less resources and money.  Read Original Content

New Zealand’s postal service finds its customers are moving to mobile devices with a growth of 70 percent in its mobile site this year.  Read Original Content

Singapore’s M1 Limited launched the country’s first Wi-Fi roaming service, providing customers with unlimited data roaming on global Wi-Fi hotspots across 120 countries and territories.  Read Original Content

A new infographic illustrates mobile consumer activity in China.  Read Original Content

Samsung finalized a business arrangement with MSC Malaysia firm ECS ICT to distribute Samsung’s IT and mobility products to the enterprise market.  Read Original Content

According to audited 2012 financial results, Huawei generated $11.8 billion in revenue from China in 2012.  Read Original Content

A partnership between Malaysia’s Tune Talk, Ninetology Marketing and Qualcomm has produced a new smartphone, the Pearl Mini, targeting the youth market.   Read Original Content

China’s Tencent is working with Taiwan’s E.SUN Bank to provide an online payment service that enables mainland Internet users to buy products such as food and cosmetics from Taiwan's small and medium-sized enterprises.  Read Original Content

Future Foundation Chair Melanie Howard states that in many ways Asian consumers are leading the mobile revolution with over 60 percent of penetration and use of smartphones amongst urban middle-class populations in China, South Korea and India.  Read Original Content

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba will subsidize handset makers that adopt its mobile operating system and will set up a $161.49 million fund to provide incentives for app makers to populate its mobile app ecosystem.  Read Original Content

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