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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of October 28, 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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According to a recent study by Citrix, 91 percent of Hong Kong organizations will use BYOD initiatives and 76 percent of local businesses in Hong Kong either already provide mobile work styles to staff or plan to do so in the next 12 months.  Read Original Content

Citing a dim market outlook for devices using the Windows OS in the country, Samsung has decided not to introduce Ativ S smartphones using Microsoft’s Windows Mobile as its main operating platform in Korea.  Read Original Content

In a preliminary results announcement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Chinese mobile phone and telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp stated it will report a loss of as much as 1.75 billion yuan ($279.2 million) in the first nine months of 2012.  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.

Japan’s Softbank recently announced it will acquire a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel.  Read Original Content

Airtel and the Andhra Pradesh government in India have developed a service to enable customers to make payments for their electric bills through their mobile phones.  Read Original Content

Industry experts believe three big new technologies will add value to the existing mobile marketing solutions in India – location-based services, voice-based interactions and interactive applications.  Read Original Content


Company officials and market analysts forecast that Korean mobile carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus will see a sharp drop in earnings in the third quarter of this year because of rising market costs and increased expenditure to promote faster and more advanced network technology.  Read Original Content

ZTE has been awarded the contract for China Mobile’s TD-LTE rollout in five major Chinese cities.  Read Original Content

Chinese e-commerce site Yihaodian plans to open 1000 virtual shops in which customers can use QR codes and product images on their smartphones to create shopping lists and make orders which will be delivered to their homes.  Read Original Content

Qualcomm Technologies, Bharti Airtel and Huawei have announced India's first multi-mode LTE TDD smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE.  Read Original Content

Japan’s NTT Docomo and South Korea’s KT have formed a partnership to develop a service to enable the Japanese company's customers with compatible smartphones to use a prepaid mobile payment service in South Korea.  Read Original Content

The Chinese government is officially allocating the use of the 2.6 GHz band for TD-LTE, stating TD-LTE “has great edge in spectrum utilization and receives widespread recognition from global operators and device manufacturers”.  Read Original Content

According to the eBay India Festive Mobile Commerce Survey, 83 percent of respondents stated they accessed shopping sites or apps on their mobile devices and 56 percent bought a product online using their mobile device.  Read Original Content

The China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products stated China is expected to export 1 billion mobile phones in 2012, an annual increase of close to 15 percent.  Read Original Content

An annual survey in New Zealand revealed 31 percent of respondents own a smartphone and 68 percent of smartphone owners use their device to access the Internet.  Internet access via mobile phone has increased by 99 percent in the last 12 months.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has launched TechDays, a four-month-long technology event across 50 cities in India offering developers, IT pros and technology students across the country the opportunity to attend an in-person event to familiarize themselves with the latest technologies and provide them with valuable insights and best practices.  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.

Results of a recent survey of technology executives worldwide indicate more than two-fifths believe Silicon Valley is on its way out as the technology hub, and 44 percent believe China will replace it by 2016, 22 percent believe it will be India, 10 percent say Japan and 9 percent South Korea.  Read Original Content

According to officials from the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese government will issue a national mobile payment standard, possibly by the end of 2012.  Read Original Content

Yahoo Inc. announced it will close its South Korean web portal and an Internet advertising business, and will shut down its office in Seoul by the end of this year.  Read Original content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC 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.