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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of April 13, 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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Australian firm Cuscal has announced the launch of the initial trial of a host card emulation-based mobile payment capability in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.  The mobile payment solution will turn an NFC-enabled phone into a contactless payment device.  Read Original Content

The Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency is implementing a new system that will automatically send out emergency email alerts to mobile phones regarding any terror attacks or disasters.  Beginning April 1, the emergency emails will be sent to mobile phones in the area affected by the emergency.  Read Original Content

Brightstar has completed its acquisition of the Commerce and Services division of Japan’s SoftBank BB Corp.  The new company will remain headquartered in Tokyo, and Brightstar will become the primary worldwide distributor for SoftBank Selection brand mobile products.  Read Original Content

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Asian hotel booking website Agoda.com conducted an online survey during February 2014 regarding travel habits and behaviors.  The study showed that people from Asian countries feel mobile technology is the most important thing to remember when on vacation.  Read Original Content

A new Aruba Networks Survey of over 5,500 respondents in the Asia Pacific region reveals Japan (49.5 percent), China (42 percent) and Hong Kong (39 percent) respondents are among the users most attached to their connected devices. More than half (68 percent) prefer to connect to the Internet on their devices via Wi-Fi.  Read Original Content
A survey conducted by Strategy Analytics targeting more than 3,000 mobile users in the United States, China, the U.K., France, Germany and Spain, showed residents of China are the heaviest consumers of mobile video, with 59 percent watching mobile video every week vs. 40 percent of Americans.  Read Original Content

According to an analysis commissioned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, mobile broadband has saved businesses time and money and made consumers more productive.  Businesses interviewed as part of the analysis reported the technology had reduced their costs by an average of 1.4 percent.  Read Original Content

Chip manufacturer Intel announced plans for a new innovation center based in Shenzhen, China, that will focus on helping Chinese hardware vendors build PCs and mobile devices with Intel chips.  Read Original Content

China-based Lenovo introduced four new Android tablets with prices ranging from $166 to $283 (in the U.K.), and displays measuring between 7 and 10 inches.  Read Original Content

Taiwan’s Science and Technology Minister Simon Chang recently stated the 5G mobile broadband network will become a vital driver of the country’s economy in 10 years.  The 4G network is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2014, and Chang pledged efforts toward propelling 5G technology toward full commercialization by 2025.  Read Original Content

India’s Tata Consulting Services has been designated a global leader in enterprise mobility services by International Data Corporation in the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Application Development, Testing, Management and Infrastructure Services 2014 Vendor Assessment”.  Read Original Content

Malaysia's internet traffic consumption increased by more than 50 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, the biggest percentage jump in over 10 years.  According to the Malaysian Internet Exchange, one of the contributing factors is the rapid growth of the number of smartphone users.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict
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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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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.