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Mobile Asia Expo 2014

Mobile Asia Expo 2014

Mobile World Live reported from Mobile Asia Expo 2014 in Shanghai, from June 11th through June 13th, providing daily video highlight features and extensive news coverage of all the major developments.

Mobile World Live Keynote Speaker - Lin Bin -XiaomiIn addition, Mobile World Live streamed an exclusive keynote from Xiaomi’s President and Co-Founder Lin Bin. The ambitious and fast-rising Chinese vendor is to further its international push this year with launch in another 10 countries, and has been hailed as a company with the potential to become “the first truly global Chinese brand” (Frost & Sullivan).

 

2014 Video Highlights

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    MWL Keynote: Xiaomi Edit Post

    Sponsored by Emporia, watch a replay of Mobile World Live’s exclusive keynote with fast-rising Chinese device vendor Xiaomi, live from Mobile Asia Expo 2014.
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    Video feature: MAE14 Day 1 highlights Edit Post

    Mobile World Live reports from the opening day of Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai. Highlights include keynotes from China Mobile, the GSMA and fast-rising Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi. Plus there’s news from Mozilla as it aims to ramp up momentum around the Firefox OS platform.
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    Video Feature: MAE14 Day 2 Highlights Edit Post

    Mobile World Live brings you coverage of the biggest developments from the second day of Asia’s premier mobile event – Mobile Asia Expo. Includes keynote highlights from Kakao and footage of Chinese pop star Jane Zhang.
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    Video Feature: MAE14 Showfloor highlights Edit Post

    Mobile World Live takes a tour of the showfloor at Mobile Asia Expo and meets the Crazy Dunkers at the Expo’s Connected City. We also demo some of the latest technology being showcased elsewhere at the Expo by NTT Docomo and SK Telecom.

 

2014 Stories

  • China Mobile tells MVNOs: We are open for business Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: China Mobile has made a big pitch to attract the country’s newly licensed MVNOs onto its network. “We need your support. Let’s collaborate and build a win-win situation,” Xu Gang, deputy general manager, marketing department, China Mobile, told attendees to the International MVNO Summit at Mobile Asia Expo. He said MVNOs could ...
  • Asia Pacific leading mobile retail surge Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Industry executives said Asia Pacific will be the region where mobile retail services have the biggest impact, citing current adoption and activity in the segment. Brad Greene, VP of digital solutions for Visa, said: “Clearly the Asia Pacific region is leading the world in terms of innovation and adoption [of ...
  • China Mobile, KT: Content critical to monetising LTE Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Korea Telecom (KT) and China Mobile are working hard to develop content as a way of monetising their LTE networks. Heesu Kim, SVP of KT’s economics and management research institute, said monetising LTE is particularly relevant in South Korea due to “ever increasing competition and complexity in this business environment”. Despite ...
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    “Dinosaur” banker seeks change Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: The threat of disruption that comes from new service models – and how an incumbent responds to them – was the theme of the keynote by Raja Teh Maimunah (pictured), MD and CEO of Malaysia’s Hong Leong Islamic Bank. “I have been a banker for more than 20 years and ...
  • Wearables market urged to follow freemium model Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Kip Fyfe, president and CEO of wearables company 4iiii Innovation, suggested that the wearables industry could look toward the freemium model used by software developers to increase the stickiness of products, against a backdrop of criticism that such products offer little in the way of long-term value. “I really think ...
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    Kakao looks to boost content partners; eyes mobile money Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: South Korea-based online service provider Kakao is looking to create an ecosystem of one million profit-generating partners by 2015, as it was also revealed the company is set to launch mobile money services. Speaking in a keynote session, Sirgoo Lee, co-CEO of the company, said: “The smartphone industry is in ...
  • SK Telecom uses bundling, exclusive content for mobile TV turnaround Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Jungho Shin, who leads SK Telecom’s media business, spoke about “stagnating growth” as the operator’s initial launch of mobile TV turned to disappointment. The service launched in 2012 offering 60 video and 20 audio channels, all in real-time. The subscription was $3 per month and average data consumption by users ...
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    KT using its network to create new business opportunities Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Korea Telecom (KT) is looking to a range of converged services that make use of its network and platforms to differentiate itself from domestic rivals and drive growth. CTO Dongmyun Lee told delegates that with high bandwidth mobile broadband and unlimited data plans offered by all three operators in South ...
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    VAS touted for operator growth in emerging markets Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Executives from emerging market operators stressed the importance of value added services (VAS) for driving continued growth of their businesses. Thomas Hundt (pictured), CEO of Smart Axiata in Cambodia, said low fixed internet penetration has “meant the mobile internet is kicking off quite quickly” in the country, while more than ...
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    Xiaomi co-founder opens up on business strategy Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Lin Bin, founder and president of Xiaomi, said that the fast-growing vendor’s online device sales are likely to make it one of the top three e-commerce companies in China, stating that from the outset the founders were “determined that Xiaomi could be an internet company”. Speaking in the Mobile World Live keynote ...
  • China Mobile releases new 4G whitepapers Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: China Mobile published two updated 4G white papers, as Li Yue, president and CEO, encouraged its peers to “work together and share experiences, and give us feedback on these two documents”. The executive reiterated comments made earlier in the day by Xi Guohua, chairman of the operator, who gave the ...
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    ZTE fights for global recognition Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: ZTE is plotting how to become a globally-recognised brand – a move which will be underpinned by a major, strategic shift according to Zeng Xuezhong, the company’s global head of mobile devices. The shift is to what Xuezhong dubs Smart 2.0, or a market where user value predominates. “We want to ...
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    Weibo CEO reveals mobile takeup Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Wang Gaofei, CEO of Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo, used his keynote to highlight the radical difference he sees between PC and mobile internet users. Those users who access Weibo and other internet services via a PC – a minority – have seen an alteration to how they spend time ...
  • Huawei, China Telecom innovate to meet connectivity demands Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Executives from Huawei and China Telecom outlined what they think will be needed to ensure reliable and usable mobile connectivity in the future. Speaking in the keynote session addressing ‘constant connectivity’, Ryan Ding, president of products and solutions at Huawei, said: “In the 21st century we realised that the way we ...
  • GSMA Director General touts project successes Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, talked up progress around the association’s four key areas of focus: Personal Data, Connected Living, Digital Commerce, and Network 2020. News from its Personal Data initiative focused on a beta trial by Axiata and Mobitel that will offer ‘Mobile Connect’ services to users ...
  • KT CEO talks up IoT future, calls for global standard Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Chang-Gyu Hwang, CEO of KT, this morning talked up the potential for operators to benefit from the growth of the internet of things (IoT) market, by evolving networks to support the new range of services and connected devices that are proliferating. “Convergence among industries will be accelerated through innovative technologies. Development of ...
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    China Mobile sets “very ambitious” 4G targets Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Xi Guohua, chairman of China Mobile, used his keynote presentation at Mobile Asia Expo to update on the company’s 4G progress, including its “very ambitious goal” of having 50 million subscribers signed up for LTE services in the not too distant future. In order to achieve this, the executive said ...
  • Report: HCE vs SIM secure element is not ‘either or’ choice Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: The SIM-based secure element and Host Card Emulation (HCE) approaches to NFC-based mobile payments each offer benefits to financial institutions and are not mutually exclusive, according to a new guide from the GSMA and UK consultancy Consult Hyperion. Actually, a combination of the two approaches may be the best option, ...
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    SK Telecom enjoys revenue boom from content Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: The increasing consumption of multimedia content on mobile devices has boosted SK Telecom’s revenue and customer loyalty, according to Jungho Shin (pictured), director of the home and media team in the marketing strategy office for the South Korean operator. Shin said watching content via a mobile network “requires a huge ...
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    Telenor CEO: Spectrum needed to satisfy national aspirations Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: The diversity of the Asia-Pacific mobile market, ranging from underpenetrated Myanmar to the sophisticated markets of Japan and South Korea, was a feature of the Mobile Asia Expo keynote delivered by Jon Fredrik Baksaas, president and CEO of Telenor. Baksaas, who is also chairman of the GSMA, spoke out on ...
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    Deals and devices announced to drive Firefox OS momentum Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Mozilla announced a series of developments in the mobile space, as it looks to keep up the momentum achieved by its Firefox OS, including new devices and another APAC operator partnership. Following a partnership between Mozilla and Spreadtrum announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, targeting ultra low-cost devices, ...
  • China Mobile calls for multimode, multi-band LTE devices Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: China Mobile believes the development of devices that support multiple spectrum bands and network technologies will be critical in driving the uptake of LTE in China and around the world. Speaking at the Global Device Summit ahead of Mobile Asia Expo, Tang Jianfeng, deputy general manager for devices at China ...
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    Foxconn chief talks up ecosystem beyond devices Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Terry Gou (pictured), founder and CEO of device manufacturer Foxconn, used today’s Global Device Summit to talk up the importance of the wider ecosystem, noting that “terminals alone cannot meet our needs. We need to create a smart society”. “Devices are terminals. Cloud computing, cloud storage and transmission through the ...
  • China accounts for more than one quarter of world’s M2M connections Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: China has established itself as the world’s largest M2M market by racking up over 50 million M2M connections – equivalent to 27 per cent of the global total – by the end of 2013, according to a new survey by the GSMA. The performance is attributed to a close co-ordination ...
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    Ubuntu to rely on existing fan base before wider launch Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Creating a base of user advocates from existing “fans” of Meizu and Ubuntu will be key to driving the early success of Ubuntu in the mobile market, Cristian Parrino, VP of mobile and online services for Canonical, told Mobile Asia Daily. “Our objective for the first phase of launch is ...
  • Docomo models smart clothing, aims for 2014 launch Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: Japan’s NTT Docomo is plotting a move into smart clothing at the back end of this year – and is using Mobile Asia Expo to demonstrate how potential new products will work, the operator has told Mobile Asia Daily. The clothes are created from material that enables bioelectrical signals to ...
  • MAE looks to ride Asia’s mobile wave Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: The GSMA Mobile Asia Expo is celebrating its third visit to Shanghai by promising more attendees than before, as the organisers released new research highlighting Asia has moved to occupy centre stage in the mobile economy. Numbers at this year’s event are slated to be more than 24,000, up ...
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    APAC home to half of mobile subscribers – GSMA Edit Post

    LIVE FROM MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014: The Asia Pacific region accounts for half of the world’s mobile subscribers, and will remain one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile markets “through 2020 and beyond”, according to industry body GSMA’s Mobile Economy Asia Pacific 2014 report. There were 1.7 billion unique mobile subscribers in APAC at the end of ...