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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of June 23, 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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China Telecom is partnering with Chinese speech and language technology provider iFlytek to promote the development of the intelligent speech industry.  Read Original Content

According to recent Ray Morgan research, more than 50 percent of Australians shopped online in the last three months, and the NAB Online Retail Sales Index reveals 72 percent of Australian online shopping in April was with Australian online stores.  Read Original Content

China Mobile has developed a Skype-like mobile app, Jego, which enables customers to make free or low-cost calls to mobile phones and landlines. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

Intel has invested $16 million in three Asian e-commerce sites, two in India and one in Singapore) to extend their businesses in Asia.  Read Original Content

NHK World Radio Japan has developed a new app for Android smartphone and tablet devices to enable listeners across the world to tune in.  An iPhone app was launched last year.  Read Original Content
Forecasts say mobile phone penetration in Indonesia will hit 173.5 percent with nearly 444.8 million subscribers by 2017, making it one of the largest markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for mobile phone makers and equipment suppliers.  Read Original Content

The first phone call was made on Australia’s first public mobile network in 1981, forever changing the way Australians connect.  This video, featured in, provides a step-by-step overview of the technology and how it was introduced in Australia.  Read Original Content

According to IDC’s June 2013 enterprise mobility study, 58 percent of Asian organizations will be focusing their mobile strategy on re-engineering of internal work flows and processes for the next one to two years.  Read Original Content

China Mobile, ZTE and Marvell Technology Group teamed up to make the world’s first end-to-end voice over TD-LTE (VoTD-LTE) call.  Read Original Content

As part of its big data initiative, Lenovo will launch a global Analytics Hub based out of Singapore.  Read Original Content

Indonesian telecomm Indosat and Jakarta Founders Institute are holding the Indosat Wireless Innovation Contest, seeking mobile apps ideas and prototypes.  Read Original Content

The Australian government released its new Australian Public Service Mobile Roadmap, outlining how government agencies will use mobile technology to deliver better and more convenient services to Australians.  Read Original Content

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is introducing mobile technology, planning to launch SMS-based ticketing on July 1.  Read Original Content

SiliconIndia provides a list of the “9 Most Globally Acclaimed Indian Tech Startups”.  Read Original Content

The Travelport Mobile Agent app for iOS and Android devices launched in Asia, enabling travel consultants in Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan to access and modify bookings.  Read Original Content

Singapore has the highest cloud adoption rate, with 94 percent of companies incorporating the technology, surpassing the global average of 71 percent.  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.