Category: Japan

Payments in Asia: a multi-tier economy?

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…

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

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

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…

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 […]