Category: South Korea

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 […]

Embracing permission-based marketing in Asia

The term ‘permission-based marketing’ is well-known in many regions around the world. Popularized by marketing guru Seth Godin, it has helped brands overcome the issue of being interruptive in their engagement with consumers. We have touched on this several times on this blog, looking at how to encourage customer loyalty and ensure consumer privacy, sharing […]

MWC 2013: Keynote 4: The future of communications

The space between operator delivered services and OTT providers has been one of “coopetition” at the best of times, and outright conflict at others. This keynote session set up the leaders of major telcos – Deutsche Telekom, Korea Telecom, alongside network provider Ericsson and OTT provider Viber. The CEOs set the context for the evolution […]

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 […]