IDC has released its latest Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker saying it shows OPPO has become the leading smartphone vendor in the Chinese market, shipping 20.1 million units and gaining a market share of 17.5 percent in Q3 of 2016.
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Frost & Sullivan is tipping the value of mobile payments in Asia Pacific (excluding China and India) to grow from $71.92 billion to $271.47 billion by 2021, driven by a regulatory push toward cashless societies.
Gartner has issued its 2016 Hype Cycle for ICT in India saying it shows the technology lag between India and other major technology markets to be narrowing as more local vendors enter both emerging and mature technology segments in India, including areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and software as a service (SaaS).
AFP reports that Apple is battling to gain a foothold in Indonesia's booming smartphone market where local content regulations are hampering its efforts to compete against Samsung and other rivals.
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Ernst & Young (EY) China have released the results of a joint survey into the adoption of cloud computing by the financial services industry in China, saying adoption has reached a tipping point within the industry.
IT security company, Cylance, which claims to be revolutionizing cyber security through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, has expanded its international operations with the opening of an office in Singapore, and the appointment of three security industry veterans.
Huawei has formed a strategic alliance with I-City that, it says, aims to accelerate the development of the next generation of IoT intelligent homes where appliances, HVAC, lights and other home safety and security devices can be monitored, tracked and managed.
Almost 200 Chinese and non-Chinese organizations have banded together under the auspices of the Electronic Information Division of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to form the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA.com), billed as 'The only official, government-endorsed VR organization in China.'
Singapore has joined Japan and the UK in sponsoring the CyberGreen Institute, an organization dedicated to making transparent the '˜health' of the world's Internet network providers. And two security companies, Palo Alto Networks, have ramped up their presence in Singapore.
The GSMA '” which represents 800 mobile operators and 300 companies in the mobile ecosystem '” has launched its inaugural Global Mobile Trends report, saying it shows Asia is now the growth engine of the mobile ecosystem.