Sunday, September 15, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of September 15, 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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MediaTek Inc., one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, is expected to hold a 50 percent share of China's smartphone chip market by 2014 on the back of the launch of an eight-core chip coded the MT6592, Daiwa Securities said.  Read Original Content

JPMorgan Xiaomi Tech, one of the fastest growing smartphone original equipment manufacturers globally, announced it will soon start shipping its highly anticipated Mi3 smartphone in China.  Read Original Content

According to a new Nielsen study, there are 51 million smartphone users in urban India today, an 89 percent increase from 2012, when there were just 27 million users. The study also reveals that the biggest spike is in the youngest age group between 16 to 18 years, where numbers have gone from five percent in 2012 to 22 percent this year, a four-fold increase.  Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

According to the latest data from iResearch, mobile e-commerce already accounts for 42 percent of China’s total mobile Internet usage, surpassing mobile value-added services and mobile games. In sharp contrast to the unprofitable mobile apps sector, PC makers and entrepreneurs alike are completing for a slice of the mobile e-commerce pie.  Read Original Content

The high price of Apple’s newly released iPhone has failed to impress many Chinese phone users who had been expecting the 5C, which lacks the computer reader carried on the more premium 5S, to be the long-anticipated budget iPhone, aimed at conquering highly price-conscious markets such as China and India. Read Original Content
China Mobile, the country’s largest mobile carrier, will release its first voice-over-LTE phones next year as part of its plan to bring a full range of handsets to its upcoming 4G network.  The carrier, with over 700 million customers, has steadily been building up industry-wide support for a 4G technology, LTE TDD, which the Chinese government has been actively promoting.  Read Original Content

North America holds the largest share of the global mHealth market in 2013. It is estimated to be valued at $2.9 billion in 2013, while Europe and Asia will witness potential growth due to significant adoption of mobile health technology and government initiatives. U.K. India, China, Japan, Africa, and Australia are the major contributors amongst all emerging countries in 2013.  Read Original Content

ZTE’s Grand Memo LTE is poised to become the first 4G device available for sale in China, after it became the first to be awarded a TD-LTE handset permit by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.  Read Original Content International, China's largest online travel agency by market share, will focus more on its mobile site as it has already been the main channel for the agency's bookings, the company's executive said.  In July and August, hotel bookings through the agency's mobile app accounted for over 40 percent of its total bookings, exceeding the number through its website.  Read Original Content

In early 2013, Ericsson ConsumerLab studies have also shown that smartphone penetration in urban Thailand grew more than two-fold from 17 percent in 2012 to 36 percent in 2013.  Read Original Content

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