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Enterprise Mobility Asia – Week of October 1, 2012

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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According to research from Tata Consulting Services, companies in the Asia Pacific region will spend far more on responding to digital mobile consumers than companies in North America, spending on average $2.41 million per $1 billion revenue.  Read Original Content

LTE has surpassed WiMAX for mobile connectivity in Japan, South Korea and the U.S., according to ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Korea’s SK Telecom now has the third most LTE subscribers in the world, behind Verizon in the United States and Japan’s NTT Docomo. 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.

Auckland Transport, Telecom New Zealand, and financial services group Westpac are preparing to begin their first NFC field trial, and have developed a virtual mobile wallet that can hold multiple cards including a credit card and transport card.  Read Original Content

Lenovo has set its sights on the smartphone and tablet markets and will start with China, the world’s largest PC and smartphone market.  Read Original Content

China’s Huawei will plan to develop its own mobile OS “if other companies won't let us use their system one day”.  Read Original Content

Executives from electronics manufacturers and retailers will gather to share industry insights with a focus on the development of mobile devices at the Fall 2012 CEO Summit which will be held October 12, 2012 at the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components Oct. 12 in Hong Kong.  Read Original Content

Nokia will launch two of its newest mobile phones, the Asha 308 and Asha 309, in Indonesia.  ReadOriginal Content

According to payments analyst Edgar Dunn & Co., there could be 250 million mobile banking transactions in Australia each year by 2015.  Read Original Content

Australian mobile carrier Telstra has partnered with Tapit for automated mobile Web navigation, enabling customers to tap their phone to a kiosk to instantly bring up the desired content.  Read Original Content

A study by the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association reveals that consumers want more choices as the variety of mobile handsets available declined by 14 percent between 2009 and 2012.  Read Original Content

Consumers in Thailand are the top users of mobile technology for shopping, with 35 percent indicating they used a tablet device to buy online.   Read Original Content

The total value of mobile shopping transactions in Hong Kong more than tripled in 12 months, according to a survey conducted by The Nielsen Company.  Hong Kong’s mobile commerce market increased from HK$1.5 billion in 2011 to HK$6.4 billion in 2012, and is forecast to reach HK$17.8 billion by 2015. Read Original Content

Mobile commerce is boosting Singapore’s rapidly growing e-commerce sector, which is expected to hit S$1.1 billion this year, and quadruple to S$4.4 billion by 2015.  ReadOriginal Content

New Zealand’s ASB Bank is pioneering interactive, two-way video banking applications for mobile phones and tablet devices.  Read Original Content

China Mobile has indicated it plans to increase cooperation with mobile phone manufacturers and marketing partners, in the hope of improving performance in the domestic 3G telecommunications market.   Read Original Content

Chinese mobile handset maker TCL Communication Technology Holdings believes China’s domestic mobile phone market has great potential and plans to expand aggressively in the country over the next few years.  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.

According to Citrix, Thailand falls behind the rest of the world in terms of a mobile workforce, with only 10 percent of Thai companies surveyed indicating they were actively working on “mobility solutions”, falling far behind the 21 percent average for Asia Pacific.  Read Original Content

Japan’s third largest wireless operator Softbank Mobile is aiming to increase its position in the country’s mobile market by acquiring the fourth largest operator eAccess, according to reports.  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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