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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of January 5, 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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The more highly developed markets in Asia, including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, have positioned themselves well to generally exploit mobile data and broadband wireless opportunities and lead the rest of the region into the next generations of mobile applications.  The Asia Mobile Data and Wireless Broadband Industry 2013 Research Report is now available from MarketReportsOnline.com.  Read Original Content

Chinese chipmakers Rockchip and Allwinner are reaping the benefits from the hot market for inexpensive tablet devices.  According to research firm Canalys, each of the manufacturers will sell 50 million tablet processors in 2013.  Read Original Content

International computer expo CeBIT will debut in India in November 2014.  CeBIT India will focus on four key trends impacting the IT industry- cloud, social media, enterprise mobility and big data.  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.

Indian manufacturers Micromax Informatics and Karbonn Mobiles have successfully transitioned from making feature phones to smartphones, offering low-cost phones with high-tech features.  Read Original Content

Amazon.com has announced plans to work with Chinese partners ChinaNetCenter and SINNET to open up AWS cloud computing services in the country.  Shortly after Amazon’s announcement, IBM announced it is expanding its SmartCloudEnterprise+ cloud platform into China.  Read Original Content
BlackBerry is opening two BlackBerry Enterprise Solutions Centers in India, in Mumbai and Gurgaon.  The centers will “detail for enterprises the BES10 security architecture and how mobility can enhance corporate productivity”.  Read Original Content

Telecom equipment maker Ericsson recently released its projected global 4G trend for the next five years.  It is predicted 65 percent of the global population will be covered by 4G networks by 2019, with Northeast Asian users approaching one billion, and Chinese users accounting for close to 700 million.  Read Original Content

Finally confirming the long rumored deal with China Mobile, Apple has announced it plans to start offering the iPhone on China Mobile’s network beginning January 17, 2014.  Read Original Content

China Mobile’s 2014 net profit is predicted to drop three percent due to the government’s planned reduction in interconnection fees that smaller carriers pay.  Analysts say the move by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will help smaller players gain more resources to roll out 4G networks.  Read Original Content

China’s Huawei Technologies and Australian mobile operator Optus were able to deliver peak speeds of 160 Mbps on Optus’ TD-LTE network due to the deployment of carrier aggregation.  Read Original Content

Hong Kong mobile network operator HKT will acquire CSL New World Mobility, a subsidiary of Australian network operator Telstra for a reported $2.42 billion.  Read Original Content

In a move to “strongly encourage private investment, spur creativity and competition in the telecommunications sector”, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology awarded licenses to 11 private enterprises to sell mobile services.  The licenses enable the firms to lease mobile communication services from bigger companies who have their own networks, repackage them and sell them to users.  Read Original Content

Broadband coverage in Chinese villages has increased from 88 percent at the beginning of 2013 to 91 percent.  The three major Chinese telecom operators have invested over one billion U.S. dollars this year in villages.  Read Original Content

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