Sunday, November 10, 2013

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of November 10, 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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Sales of smartphones in China are expected to top 500-600 million units in 2014, an increase of 25-50 percent from 400 million units projected for 2013, according to estimates from Hsieh Ching-chiang, president of MediaTek.  Read Original Content

Apple has more than doubled its market share in Japan since its cooperation with NTT DoCoMo, the largest mobile carrier in Japan, and now poses a significant challenge to Samsung Electronics’ efforts to penetrate the Japanese market. Hong Kong-based market research firm Counterpoint Research said that Apple’s smartphone market share in the country rose to 34 percent in September.  Read Original Content

The Bangkok government is considering imposing value added tax (VAT) and income tax on mobile application transactions, according to the government's Department of Revenue. Revenue Department director-general Sutthichai Sangkamanee said that the state is able to impose such charges under tax law. However, with many mobile app providers operating outside of the country, international cooperation is required before it could do so.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

Nokia Solutions and Networks and China Mobile Research have expanded their partnership to further their cooperation on research and standardization of advanced mobile broadband technologies in LTE as well as in 5G.  Read Original Content

Vodafone Group will assume full control over its Indian operations, buying out minority shareholders at a cost of INR101 billion ($1.6 billion). The buyout was likely prompted by a change in India’s foreign ownership rules, which now allow Indian operators to be 100 percent owned by overseas firms. Previously, foreign companies could hold a maximum 74 percent stake in Indian operators.  Read Original Content
Telecom equipment vendor Huawei will invest $600 million in research for 5G technologies – the next version of 4G LTE – in the next five years. Huawei has become the first telecom equipment vendor to announce significant investments in 5G which can improve the network speed further.  Read Original Content

Singapore operator M1 is set to launch a mobile app subscription service tomorrow. The All You Can App service is designed to increase ARPU while offering great value to the users. For just SGD5.35 ($4.31) per month, users get access to more than 800 Android games and apps, whereas the subscription fee will be added to phone bills. 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.