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Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly - Week of February 16, 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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According to Deloitte’s Global Technology Media and Telecommunications predictions report, more than 20 percent of Australian adults will own a wearable electronic device by August of 2014.  Deloitte Australia's Stuart Johnston states “In our region we expect phablets to out-ship tablets and TVs into Asia this year given the Asian appetite for gaming and video viewing on smartphones”.  Read Original Content

Internet penetration is still relatively low in Asia's emerging economies, and many people's first online experience comes when they log on with a mobile phone.  Facebook India’s head of growth and mobile partnerships, Kevin D’Souza, believes the key to success in these emerging markets depends on encouraging access via basic mobile devices, or "feature phones".  Read Original Content

Duriana is a new mobile marketplace app available in Malaysia and Singapore.  The app has garnered over 110,000 listings in six weeks.  Read Original Content

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is asking the Finance Ministry to give banks a nudge to move forward on mobile banking.  “A system is already in place for the service and banks need to wake up and move on it.”  Read Original Content

China’s 4G network roll-out, led by network operator China Mobile, will change the competitive landscape for smartphones in the domestic market, according to analysts.  Smartphone suppliers are rushing to keep up with the rapid deployment in hundreds of Chinese cities.  Read Original Content

A New Zealand-based company is working to ensure that mobile apps are accessible to everyone.  Appcessible.net is staffed entirely by blind people, and aims to increase revenue for app developers while making the world of mobile devices a more accessible place.  Read Original Content

According to technology analyst firm Telsyte, 46 percent of Australian mobile subscribers have switched mobile service providers in the last three years.  The study, released February 4, also reveals that almost 40 percent of mobile users are considering or planning to change providers in the next 12 months.  Read Original Content

Mobile device management firm Amtel has formed a partnership with Malaysia’s SYNDES Technologies for distribution of Amtel’s mobile management solutions to enterprise customers in Malaysia, Singapore, and other Southeast Asian countries.  Read Original Content

Recent data released by iResearch reveals the total independent mobile payments transaction volume in China reached close to $200 billion in 2013, an increase of 707 percent over the amount seen in 2012.  Read Original Content

The Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2013 to 2018 predicts that mobile traffic volumes in the Asia Pacific region will grow by 67 percent annually through 2018, increasing 13 times over today’s levels.  Read Original Content

The Financial Markets Authority, New Zealand’s financial conduct regulator, has deployed a solution from enterprise mobility solutions provider Good Technology to secure mobile applications and data in the field.  Read Original Content

CommunicAsia2014, EnterpriseIT2014 and BroadcastAsia2014 will be held in Singapore June 17-20.  The theme of the events is “Where Mobility and Connectivity Take Center Stage”.  Read Original Content

Thailand’s largest bank, Bangkok Bank, has installed a new mobile banking and payments platform built to give customers better security and the bank a stronger presence on mobile devices.  Read Original Content

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