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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 3, 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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E-commerce and the development of mobile Internet are growing and improving in China.  Retailers are finding success through a stronger focus on mobile commerce as consumers are becoming more likely to participate in mobile commerce as they gain access to better Internet connections.  Read Original Content

The New Zealand government will allocate the digital dividend radio spectrum in the third quarter of this year, allowing the building of 4G mobile networks and enabling mobile broadband speeds up to ten times faster than they are today.  Read Original Content

Mobile Internet service provider NQ Mobile is now offering its NQSky Enterprise Mobile Device Management solution through its subsidiary, Beijing NationSky Network Technology, Inc., a provider of mobile services to enterprises in China.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

The Taiwan Transportation Decision Support System utilizes GIS technology and integrates multiple databases and map data to perform map display and analysis functions, enabling better policy and decision making when developing the transportation system.  Read Original Content

The Ilocos region in the Philippines has opened a regional GIS center to support the region’s mapping activities and to help manage geo-databases.  Read Original Content
The first in a series of advanced 4G LTE smartphones have arrived on the market in Malaysia.  The Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One XL will switch to the 3G mobile network when outside of the 4G LTE coverage areas.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from Parallels, the Asia Pacific small to medium business cloud services market opportunity will reach $19.8 billion in 2015, a CAGR of 38 percent.  Read Original Content

Following the news that BlackBerry will withdraw from the market in Japan, media in Korea have suggested the company may withdraw from the Korean market as well.  Read Original Content

ZTE announced it will launch smartphones using the new Tegra 4 processor from Nvidia in China by mid-year.  Read Original Content

According to the Tiger Countries B2C E-Commerce Report 2013 from yStats.com, South Korea and Hong Kong are seeing high growth rates in business-to-consumer e-commerce, especially in mobile online retail; and smartphones for the first time are used more often than other devices to shop online in South Korea.  Read Original Content

Forrester analyst Katyayan Gupta believes expanding mobility support will be the top strategic telecom priority for enterprises across the Asia Pacific region in 2013.  He describes the five key areas that will dominate enterprise mobility investments in the region in 2013.  Read Original Content

Mobile phone provider Koryolink is planning to launch a 3G data service in North Korea for foreign visitors and residents from abroad.  North Korean citizens, however, will not have access to the mobile Internet service.  Read Original Content

Indonesia’s PermataBank, BlackBerry and Monitise have launched BBM Money in Indonesia, enabling customers to create and access a mobile money account and make real-time payments from their BlackBerry smartphone.  Read Original Content

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