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Enterprise Mobility in Asia: News Round-Up

Enterprise Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 22, 2012

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.

Bharti Airtel has launched India’s first 4G Time Division Long Term Evolution network in Kolkata, according to the Economic Times.  Future LTE networks are planned for the Karntaka, Punjab and Maharashtra circles. Read Original Content and Read More Original Content

A new system incorporated by the Bay Hotel in Singapore will allow guests to avoid check-in lines by using a mobile phone check-in system developed by UbiQ Global Solutions. Read Original Content

Trunkbow, in cooperation with China Unicom, has deployed a new terminal-based mobile payment solutions platform in the Sichuan Province, with services expected to launch in the second or third quarter of 2012. Read Original Content

China Mobile is turning buses in Zhejiang province into mobile 4G hot spots, and is providing Internet service with a speed of 70Mbps, all free of charge. Read Original Content

CommunicAsia 2012 will be held June 19-22, 2012 in Singapore.  The summit will focus on topics such as m-Commerce, mobile value-added-services, mobile security, mobile payment and mobile health. Read Original Content and Read More Original Content

Rovio is in talks with Baidu Inc. and Sohu.com Inc. in a move to bring its mobile device game Angry Birds to the Chinese market. Read Original Content

The Myriad Group announced the release of a new mobile social networking service in Asia.  Myriad Updates is available on most mobile devices and enables mobile subscribers who have limited or no access to data to connect to social networks. Read Original Content

Monitise Asia Pacific and PT Astra Graphia Tbk have partnered to create PT AGIT Monitise Indonesia, which will support mobile commerce, banking and payments services. Read Original Content

The number of mobile phone users in India has reached 850 million.  The Managing Director of Google India, Rajan Anandan, believes that the Indian digital industry will be led by mobile devices and provides ten reasons. Read Original Content

Enterprise mobility vendor Good Technology has expanded its team in the Asia Pacific region with the appointment of a new director of its partner program in the region. Read Original Content

China and India account for 30 percent of the 5.9 billion mobile subscribers worldwide.
Travel companies in the Asia Pacific region are moving to mobile technology to provide services to their customers. Read Original Content

Softbank Mobile has contracted Ericsson to build an LTE network in Japan.  Softbank Mobile is Japan's third-largest mobile operator, with more than 29 million subscribers. Read Original Content

RIM has launched its new BlackBerry mobile phone, the Curve 9220, in India, with a launch in Indonesia to follow in the next few weeks. Read Original Content

With China producing the majority of the world’s mobile devices, the IT ministry is warning domestic companies about the danger of intellectual property disputes. Read Original Content

HTC is developing a new line of lower-end smartphones specifically for the Chinese market.  The first in the Kewang series will launch in late April 2012 through China Unicom. Read Original Content


Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict

Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. 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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