SingTel, StarHub and M1 are rolling out Voice over LTE services, which leverage the 4G networks, for faster call connections and higher quality audio.
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The Chinese Internet giant has rolled out a site featuring wearable devices running its mobile cloud operating system, as part of its push to tap the market and expand its presence in mobile.
The application is now available in Asia among 14 markets including Singapore, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The roll out will reach China over the next few weeks.
Chinese search giant's investments in location-based services, apps and online video help it gain traction in mobile. Overall, it booked a 4.5 percent dip in net profit to US$430.8 million, amid rising expenses from marketing and R&D.
More are going online via mobile devices as the total number of Chinese Internet users hit a record high at 591 million, according to government research agency CNNIC.
No further bidding needed as spectrum demand by the country's 3 telcos perfectly met supply, with their initial offers meeting the reserve price of S$360 million. Plans to attract a new player have also failed.
BRIC nations will drive growth of mobile Internet access to hit US$259 billion globally in 2014 and account for more than half of total connectivity spend, according to a PwC forecast.
China Mobile will start large-scale trials next month, inviting 5,000 users to test the latest 4G products including mobile phones and data cards based on TD-LTE technology.
Singapore telco takes the lead to offer the country's fastest 4G speeds as part of S$150 million (US$121 million) network rollout, leveraging dual-band street coverage and Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology.
Asia's small and midsize businesses, in particular, need to do more to capitalize on the boom in mobile devices such as through mobile-optimized sites and location-based marketing.