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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – January 19, 2014

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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According to Cisco Thailand and Indochina’s Vatsun Thirapatarapong, an overview of the information and communications technology market in 2014 shows the Asia-Pacific region is expected to see shining growth, expanding 5.5 percent to $767 billion.  Read Original Content

China’s TechFaith is launching Thunder, the company’s fifth generation rugged Android smartphone.  TechFaith plans late January shipments of the device to Europe and the Middle East.  Read Original Content

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo reports a new smartphone operating system will be launched in the next few months.  The Tizen operating system results from collaboration among companies from Japan, China, South Korea, Europe and the U.S.  Read Original Content

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A new trend is emerging among Chinese manufacturers of mobile devices – loading both Android and Windows 8 operating systems on one device.  Companies claim the devices will load either one of the operating systems on reboot, or switch between them during the device’s operation.  Read Original Content

Focusing on growing revenue from its mobile advertising business, Facebook Inc. is acquiring India’s Little Eye Labs, a startup that builds performance analysis and monitoring tools for mobile Android apps.  Read Original Content
In an interview with Business Today, Flurry’s Simon Khalaf states the company’s data shows India is just beginning to come online.  “Given its population, the potential for India to be a mobile superpower is huge, and the market forces are starting to mature to a point where mobile can become mainstream in India.”  Read Original Content

With mobile gaming revenue in China accounting for 13.5 percent of the overall Chinese video gaming market, e-commerce firm Alibaba plans to set up a mobile gaming platform in the country.  The platform will be offered free to developers for the first year.  Read Original Content

In its largest deployment of mobile device management to date, NQ Mobile subsidiary Beijing NationSky Network Technology Inc. deployed its NQSky platform solution on over 500,000 devices for the National Bureau of Statistics of China for its 2014 National Economic Census.  Read Original Content

According to data from the Organization of Economic Development, Australia has 117 wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.  Japan and Korea are also above the 100 percent penetration level.  Read Original Content

With the goal to expand availability of government services to citizens via mobile phones and tablets, India’s Department of Electronics and Information Technology has launched the national mobile governance initiative called Mobile Seva.  Read Original Content

In a recent interview, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes said he believes China will become the largest 4G market in the world, and is a model the rest of the world should follow when it comes to telecommunications.  Read Original Content

SAP Asia Pacific Japan and HP Enterprise Services are teaming up to deliver a mobile starter pack to help organizations in the Asia Pacific region create and manage mobile apps to improve employee productivity and generate new revenue opportunities.  Read Original Content


According to new research from technology analyst firm Telsyte, less than half of all smartphones in Australia were acquired with mobile services contracts in 2013.  The 2014 Telsyte Australian Smartphone Market Study reveals smartphone purchases by consumers has been growing in popularity as the price of devices and carrier subsidies have been falling.  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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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