Sunday, October 27, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of October 27, 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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Thirty percent of orders for one of the India's largest online marketplace companies, Snapdeal are being placed through mobile phones. Last year, only three percent of purchases from Snapdeal were via a mobile phone.  Read Original Content

According to, as of the second quarter of 2013, Chinese mobile phone users totaled around 1.18 billion and user adoption of 3G reached around 28 percent. Sales volume of smartphones in China arrived at 77 million units in the same quarter. Samsung continued to lead in China whereas Apple's share in China declined significantly due to the transition period between new and older iPhones.  Read Original Content

A new study by predictive analytics firm FICO shows Asian countries lead the world in business-to-consumer app usage. That means banking or online shopping apps, and anything else that is related to making an online purchase.  Read Original Content
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Ken Hu, the deputy chairman of Huawei, has publicly decried allegations that the Chinese vendor breaches cyber security via hacking on behalf of the Chinese government.  Read Original Content

Bharti Airtel has bought Qualcomm’s stake in the two firms’ Indian joint venture, giving it full control of the Wireless Business Services Pvt business with a 100 percent stake.  Read Original Content

Ericsson India third quarter revenue 2013 dipped 26 percent to $205 million (SEK 1.3 billion).  Current slow pace of network rollouts impacted Ericsson India revenue growth. Top telecoms including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, etc. are reducing their network expansion in India due to tough market conditions and regulatory issues.  Read Original Content

China, the world’s largest smartphone market, will expand its trial of fourth-generation wireless networks as the nation moves closer to starting commercial service based on the technology, regulators said.  China is “preparing for the release of 4G licenses,” the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a statement, without specifying a date.  Read Original Content

Fierce competition and a volatile economic scenario is fuelling the enterprise software market in India, which is expected to grow by 14.5 percent to $3.96 billion this year, research firm Gartner said.  Read Original Content

You’ve never heard of Micromax (whose slogan is “nothing like anything“) but in just five years it’s gone from a standing start to commanding over a fifth of the Indian smartphone market, behind only Samsung. Its stated ambition to is to control a third of the market. Read Original Content

Samsung has registered a design patent for eyewear that connects to a smartphone, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The eyewear includes earphones that allow people to listen to phone calls or music. According to the Journal, the eyewear shows information on the lenses from the phone. The lenses can be transparent or not, depending on the usage needs. Read Original Content

Alibaba is in no rush to go public, its top executives said. An initial public offering of the e-commerce giant, which analysts and investors once hoped could happen as early as this year, could raise as much as $25 billion and could value the company at more than $110 billion, according to the latest breathless analyst estimate. But a 2013 deal is now looking very unlikely, and there’s no guarantee it will happen in 2014 either. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.