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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly

Week of November 18, 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.

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For Australians in rural and remote areas, the National Broadband Network will take the form of fixed wireless or satellite services with download speeds of 12MBs compared to the 100MBs other customers will receive.  Read Original Content

Tencent’s mobile messaging app WeChat is expanding beyond China’s borders,
growing rapidly in Southeast Asia and making headway in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.  Read Original Content

In a first for the country’s car rental industry, The Hertz Corporation has introduced a portable Wi-Fi service in Australia, with 3G units available for rent to enable customers to connect to the Internet from anywhere in Australia.  Read Original Content

According to a report from WPDang, Nokia, in partnership with China Mobile, and HTC, in partnership with China Mobile and China Unicom, plan to launch their Windows Phone 8 devices in December 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.

Alcatel-Lucent and Australian mobile operator Telstra are teaming up to provide race-goers at the week-long Melbourne Cup horse racing event in Melbourne fast mobile broadband coverage, enabling them to use their mobile devices to access the Internet, send videos and pictures, and access other data services.  Read Original Content

Indonesian mobile provider AXIS and Mandalay Digital Group have announced plans to launch Digital Turbine, a fully integrated user experience and multimedia management interface for Android devices, in early 2013.  Read Original Content


A New Zealand enterprise mobility study conducted by Forrester Consulting reveals 80 percent of organizations surveyed reported security continues to be of great concern when allowing employees to access business data via a smartphone or tablet in the workplace.  Read Original Content

According to a survey of young consumers in India conducted by Ericsson, 30 million of 69 million urban consumers aged 9-18 own mobile phones and 3 million use mobile broadband on their phones.  Read Original Content

Citing higher marketing costs and investments in new network technology, South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom reported a 54.2 percent drop in net profits for the third quarter of 2012.  Read Original Content

SingTel and enterprise mobility services provider iPass Inc. have formed a partnership to offer Wi-Fi roaming services for enterprises in Singapore and across Asia.  Read Original Content

As part of a global marketing drive, Verizon is targeting small and mid-sized business customers in Asia.  Read Original Content


Google has added Singapore to the locations supported by the beta version of Google Maps Navigation, providing turn-by-turn GPS navigation with voice-guided driving directions for Android users.  Read Original Content

Shipments of mobile phones and other electronics from Vietnam increased 91 percent in the first 10 months of 2012.  According to the U.S. International Trade Commission, Vietnam’s shipments of electrical machinery, a category that includes modems, telephones and wiring sets,to the U.S. climbed 58 percent in the first eight months of the year.  Read Original Content

Vodafone and ICICI Bank have partnered to launch a mobile money transfer and payment service by year-end in West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand and will be rolled out in phases to other parts of India.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

India’s MobME Wireless Solutions has signed agreements with Gemalto and Valimo Wireless Oy to provide digital signature services on mobile phones.  Digital signature is currently only possible via computers in India.  Read Original Content

Although some issues still must be worked out, authorities have agreed to allow mobile phone services between Pakistan and India.  Read Original Content

Japanese social gaming and e-commerce firm DeNA and Yahoo have agreed to expand their collaboration on PC technology to mobile devices.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.