Smartphone Penetration

Opera Mediaworks goes into aggressive Asian expansion mode
Opera Mediaworks plans to expand in the fast-growing Asia Pacific region and has hired a new managing director to tap the business opportunities here.
Data, more spectrum drivers of Digi’s future
It may have introduced a brand refresh, with a new tagline and new brand pillars, but it is still data and the mobile Internet that is driving Digi forward.
Thailand, Indonesia smartphone growth hampered by cost: BuzzCity
Despite the overall rise in smartphone adoption and video consumption in the South-East Asian region, emerging economies such as Thailand and Indonesia are expected to struggle to grow further because of the high costs of handsets, according to BuzzCity.
The digital/ mobile revolution: Malaysian marketers are laggards
Despite the fact that consumers are spending more time online and on mobile, Malaysian marketers are lagging substantially behind their Asia Pacific and global counterparts in terms of digital and mobile media spend, according to a joint study on user behaviour by Yahoo and Mindshare.
Mobile penetration vs banking penetration = APAC m-commerce growth: Frost
Numerous developing economies in Asia Pacific have low banking penetration rates, but mobile penetration rates are impressively high. This has created opportunities for mobile operators to partner with banks, payment providers and merchants to develop new models of transactions, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Malaysia is PricePanda’s ‘most successful market’
Price comparison startup PricePanda, part of the Rocket Internet portfolio, said that Malaysia has become its most successful market, based on internal figures.
Malaysia's Internet usage jumped in 2013: MyIX
Malaysia’s Internet traffic consumption has increased by 51% in the last 12 months, to a total amount of 349,277 Mbps,  according to the latest statistics released by the Malaysian Internet Exchange (MyIX).
Would you like some insurance with that phone?
Tecprotec offers a range of insurance products for mobile phone loss, damage and theft, all geared towards getting customers back to mobile lifestyles as quickly as possible. A. Asohan talks to its cofounder Mark Simmons.
Startup tip: Think mobile commerce
One of the most widely predicted trends for 2014 is the surge of mobile commerce, and while many retailers have integrated this into their business, many still don’t appreciate the potential, writes Brennan Loh of Shopify.
Global smartphone subs to reach 5.6bil by 2019: Ericsson
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2019, and more than 60% or 5.6 billion of these will be for smartphones.
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