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Mobile World Live is reporting from Mobile Asia Expo 2013 in Shanghai, from June 26th through June 28th, providing daily video highlight features and extensive news coverage of all the major developments.

 
 

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  • Bill Huang, general manager at the China Mobile Research Institute.

    China Mobile opens up on Wi-Fi, small cell rollout Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: China Mobile laid out its strategy during today’s conference for coping with future bandwidth demand by combining small cells and Wi-Fi within its network. The operator already claims to run the world’s largest carrier-managed Wi-Fi network. It has deployed six million access points in the last four years. And ...
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    SK Planet striving for ‘big data’ ecosystem Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: SK Planet plans to create a ‘big data’ partner ecosystem to boost its efforts in the area and is already making use of the approach to boost customer retention. Jinwoo So, president and CEO of the South Korean company (pictured), said in his keynote this morning that SK Planet is keen ...
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    Industry players debate LTE impact Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: Executives from Alcatel Lucent, Huawei and SK Telecom discussed the impact LTE is having on the mobile industry and wider ecosystem in the Mobile World Live keynote session yesterday afternoon, ‘Unleashing the power of LTE’. Rajeev Singh-Molares, Alcatel-Lucent’s Asia president, said that although “the use of LTE specifically is in its ...
  • MetroPCS backs RCS, Facebook less certain Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: US mobile operator MetroPCS wants Over-The-Top (OTT) players to come on board with Rich Communication Services (RCS). Meanwhile Facebook is adopting a wait-and-see attitude to the industry-backed messaging service. “I invite OTT players to adopt RCS. It is possible to do that. RCS is a collection of existing standards. There ...
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    Datang talks up 5G Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: Chinese network manufacturer Datang is the latest Asian vendor to jump on the ‘5G’ bandwagon, with the company’s CEO Ma Jiancheng (pictured) using this morning’s keynote session to talk up his company’s focus in this area. “We are doing a lot of research on 5G technology and standards,” he told ...
  • GSMA launches smarter apps guidelines online Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: The GSMA’s Smarter Apps Guidelines have been updated and are now available online. The interactive user-generated pages are the work of developers and support app development across all the major platforms. The guidelines cover a number of areas around app development including connectivity, power consumption, network reliability and security. By ...
  • Niki Manby

    Visa highlights markets in NFC vanguard Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: Several countries across Asia Pacific have already deployed contactless point-of-sale terminals so paving the way for NFC-based services, Niki Manby, head of emerging products, Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East & Africa – Visa, told Mobile World Live. Manby said contactless infrastructure can also be leveraged for NFC-based services. “Several countries ...
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    China Mobile plans VoLTE launch Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: China Mobile today described the availability of a mature voice solution as “critical” to the continued development of its TD-LTE 4G network, and said it would look to launch voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology next year. Speaking at the 2013 GTI Asia Conference, Li Yue, president of China Mobile, said the company ...
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    Keynotes: Mobile broadband has big potential in developing world Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: Executives from the ITU, Indosat, Telenor and Ruckus Wireless discussed the huge potential of mobile broadband in developing markets while noting several challenges. Houlin Zhao, deputy secretary general of the ITU, said in a keynote session in Shanghai that with two thirds of the world’s population still not able ...
  • 1.5B new mobile connections by 2017 to drive Connected Life in Asia — GSMA Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: The addition of 1.5 billion mobile connections in Asia by 2017 will drive the uptake of M2M technology, or ‘Connected Life’, in the region, research by the GSMA and PwC predicts. The intelligent connecting of people to products and devices could transform the automotive, health and urban services in ...
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    Telenor CEO: Regulatory balance essential for mobile broadband uptake Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: Jon Fredrik Baksaas, president and CEO of Telenor (pictured), said a balance needs to be struck between the up-front cost of spectrum and the ability for operators to deploy mobile broadband services. In his keynote at Mobile Asia Expo, Baksaas said regulators need to balance competitive and pricing ambitions ...
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    Operators strike humble note in face of change Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: Mobile operators China Mobile, KT & Telstra gave a realistic assessment of the industry in the face of informed consumers, savvy rivals and rapid technological change. “We have a service issue. Because of such demand, we are not providing a great service to consumers. That’s across the world,” admitted ...
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    ZTE: creativity key to handset success Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: Handset vendors who focus on offering a low price, but ignore creativity and the development of their own intellectual property, will “harm the end users and finally be eliminated by the market”, Lv Qianho, general manager of the handset marketing strategy department at ZTE, told Mobile World Live. Discussing ...
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    Mobile key to the future of privacy and security — GSMA chairman Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: GSMA and Telecom Italia chairman Franco Bernabe (pictured) opened Mobile Asia Expo by outlining how “a laser focus on our customer’s privacy and security” will allow the mobile industry to make a key contribution to the future of innovation. With more people sharing and accessing data via mobile devices ...
  • SK Telecom launches world’s first LTE-Advanced network Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO: SK Telecom said it had launched the world’s first LTE-Advanced service through smartphones, offering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 150Mb/s. The deployment is three months ahead of an earlier promise of September 2013. The company said it has “fiercely competed” with other global operators to be the first ...
  • GSMA highlights Asia-Pac growth, warns on regulation Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: The number of unique mobile subscribers in Asia Pacific has outpaced the rest of the world over the last decade, reaching 1.5 billion at the end of 2012, according to a new report from the GSMA. The Association predicts that by 2017 Asia Pacific will reach 1.9 billion unique ...
  • C-Sam: Industry shakeout will leave two or three mobile wallets Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: The industry will see an initial proliferation of wallets on phones but, following a shakeout period, that number will fall to two or maybe three, Shubhrendu Khoche, Asia-Pacific general manager at US mobile wallet vendor C-Sam, told Mobile World Live. An initial surge in the number of wallets from ...
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    Sony Mobile goes big with phablet and smart watch Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: Sony Mobile has launched what it claims is “the world’s slimmest and largest full HD smartphone”, as well as its next generation smart watch. The Xperia Z Ultra (pictured) features a 6.4-inch display, making it the largest to date in the “phablet” category – and only slightly smaller than ...
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    Jasper Wireless warns operators on low-ARPU M2M market Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: The booming M2M market will pose challenges to operators as they seek to turn a profit on products generating just US$3 ARPU. That’s the view of Shawn Sanderson, Head of Global Operator Solutions at vendor Jasper Wireless, speaking to Mobile World Live ahead of his conference appearance Thursday. “Serving emerging classes of connected ...
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    Ruckus Wireless: Wi-Fi to offer small cells beachhead Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: Operators should look to Wi-Fi as a way to get equipment into “the most desirable venues” to handle data traffic, before at a later date looking to complement this with small cells, Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless (pictured), said. “Operators are racing to take tenancy of premium cell ...
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    Facebook: Operators should focus on what they do best Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: As the mobile industry evolves, mobile operators and OEMs should focus on what they do best, according to Vaughan Smith (pictured), VP of corporate development at Facebook. Smith told Mobile World Live that “the evolving industry structure” suggests that rather than try to develop new services, traditional mobile players should partner ...
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    SK Telecom claims LTE gives it the edge in OTT battle Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: SK Telecom said that its LTE network is enabling it to offer “more advanced and reliable communications services than over-the-top (OTT) players”, while also stating that it is working with online service providers to efficiently manage traffic and prevent network overload. In an interview with Mobile World Live, Alex ...
  • Mobile Asia Expo 2013 set to open doors Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013: The second annual GSMA Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai promises to be even bigger and better than the inaugural event held in 2012, with more participants and new exhibits. The GSMA expects more than 20,000 people through the doors during the three-day event (opening tomorrow), a 25 per cent ...