Posts from Japan

Trusting in mobile identity in Asia

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Posted on 16th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

What’s the one thing you can’t leave your house without: your wallet, or your house keys? Chances are it’s your mobile device.

Payments in Asia: a multi-tier economy?

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Posted on 10th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

With Mobile Asia Expo kicking off tomorrow, over the next few days on the blog we’ll be taking a look at three key areas of the Asian mobile market, starting with payments. The first thing to remember when looking at the Asian market is that to consider it as a single entity is somewhat misleading. […]

What’s up with Mark Zuckerberg? A man on a mission at MWC

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Posted on 26th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

He’s a man on a mission, and when the man who created Facebook talks about mobile phones, people listen. In his keynote speech at MWC in Barcelona, he took some time to speak about WhatsApp, and its mission to connect one billion people across the globe. It’s no secret that Zuck’ has seen mobile as […]

Why LTE is not just a sprint

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Posted on 18th Feb 2013 by in Telecom

With all the buzz around 4G and LTE coming to a town near you (if you live or work in the US or UK), and prior successes emanating from Norway, Japan and South Korea, we should be excited about the opportunities being made available to us with these infrastructure upgrades. However, recent research shows that […]

4G – now also in the UK

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Posted on 23rd Jan 2013 by in Telecom

It has been available in South Korea for years and in Norway since 2009. Japan launched LTE in 2011 and the US has been shouting about its own successes in delivering LTE these past few years too. Now, 4G is finally also available in the UK. A 4G mobile network, the successor to 3G, launched […]

What can the Olympics tell us about mobile and tablet advertising?

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Posted on 14th Aug 2012 by in Telecom

Following the closing of the London 2012 Olympics and the handing over of the flag to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games, stats and facts are abounding fast. Did you know, for example, that 2.7 million bananas were eaten in the Olympic Village? Or that only 44% of medallists sang along with their national […]

Should 2G be ‘switched off’?

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Posted on 8th Aug 2012 by in Telecom

I was reading earlier with interest Ewan MacLeod’s blog post on the problems facing UK mobile data users and how it is still patchy. We have been blogging for a while on the future that beckons with 4G (LTE) but at the moment, in the UK, the time has not come yet. The news that […]

Smartphone Security: The Power of Small, Smart… and Safe

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Posted on 20th Jun 2012 by in Corporate

Smartphones are spreading like wildfire, with Australia, the UK, Sweden, Norway, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all boasting smartphone adoption rates above 50% and, according to Nielsen in February 2012, almost half of all US mobile subscribers now also own smartphones – an increase of 38% compared with 2011. Smartphones are fast replacing feature phones and […]

New FFIEC Guidelines: What’s Missing?

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Posted on 12th Jul 2011 by in Corporate

Last week I blogged about how the new Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidelines were highly welcome and outlined what issues they would help address. Today I am continuing with the series on these guidelines by outlining what else they could (and perhaps should) have included.

10 Tips to make mobile marketing work for your business

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Posted on 1st Jul 2011 by in Telecom

As mobile devices are so personal, brands and marketers can develop a one-to-one communication with consumers. However, there is need to build up a rich opt-in and CRM database of the target market to benefit from this and ensure a high ROI for the marketing efforts. We share with you our 10 top tips to create successful mobile marketing campaigns.