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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of September 23, 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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As Microsoft accelerates its efforts to increase its presence in the market for mobile Internet devices, Korea is crucial as it is home to some of the company’s major business partners, including Samsung and LG.  Read Original Content

American non-profit mPowering is working with Indian charity Citta to bring mobile technology to a rural, poor region of India, providing smartphones loaded with culturally customized mobile apps and location analytics built around the concept of rewards and incentives to 56 families.  Read Original Content

According to the head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China will issue 4G licenses for LTE TDD networks in about a year, which speeds up the original timetable for deployment of the high-speed networks in the country.  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.

Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone has activated 4G LTE service and made Ericsson its sole end-to-end network supplier.  Read Original Content

Samsung has broken ground for a new memory manufacturing complex in China, which will produce NAND flash memory chips, a critical component powering IT and mobile applications for high-speed and large-density data storage.  Samsung expects the complex to be operational by 2014.  Read Original Content


China’s minister of industry and information technology stated that a comprehensive management system would be introduced in the country to include government management, industrial self-regulation and supervision by society over the Internet industry.  Read Original Content

Singapore's Workplace Safety and Health Institute has developed a new ergo@work mobile app to help to raise awareness on good ergonomics among office employees and help prevent work-related health issues due to poor postures.  Read Original Content

Singapore’s telecom firm SingTel is planning to launch money transfer services that can be handled directly from their customers' mobile phone by the end of 2012.  Read Original Content

Visitors to Hong Kong now have the option to rent a smartphone with unlimited 3G Internet services, unlimited local and international phone calls, and preloaded with a Hong Kong city guide.  Read Original Content

China Mobile will not be selling the iPhone 5 for some time, as the initial version does not work on China Mobile’s TD-LTE technology.  According to a Nomura Equity Research analyst, China Unicom will sell the iPhone 5 by the end of 2012.  Read Original Content

Acer has delayed the planned launch in China of its new mobile phone running on Alibaba’s Aliyun OS, reportedly due to pressure from Google.  Read Original Content

Australia’s number two carrier Optus has joined the Global TD-LTE Initiative, an alliance that aims to develop and promote China’s home­grown version of 4G mobile technology TD-LTE.  Read Original Content

According to research firm GfK, one in four mobile devices sold in the Philippines as of July was a smartphone.  Smartphone market share in the Philippines jumped from 9 to 24 percent within a year.   Read Original Content

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A new innovation from the India-based company Ossian Agro Automation, called Nano Ganesh, will help farmers save time, water and electricity by enabling them to turn their water pumps on and off, from any location with their mobile phone.  Read Original Content

In just a couple of years, a few smartphone apps that started as mere instant messaging services have accumulated several hundred million users in Asia.  “Japan, Korea and to a lesser extent China are leading the way in terms of mobile messaging-centric apps that move into diverse and potentially very profitable new service areas.”  Read Original Content

According to a new report from Analysys Mason, total telecom service revenue in the Asia Pacific region will grow 29 percent from $229.7 billion in 2011 to $323.7 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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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.

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