China Mobile revealed its profit for the first quarter fell 9.4% to its lowest point in five years, blaming heightened competition and the impact of OTT services on its core telecom business.
Revenue grew 7.8% to 154.8 billion yuan ($24.8 billion), but profit declined to 25.24 billion yuan, the operator's

Dylan Bushell-Embling
StarHub and SingTel have launched separate initiatives to help Asia-Pacific's startups.
StarHub i3 today announced the beta launch of Crowdtivate, its online social launchpad aimed at helping local and Asia-based entrepreneurs and artists make their innovative ideas come true.

SMBWorld Asia editors
Using surveillance cameras, marketers can now take advantage of analytics to understand how to layout their store better.
This is the premise behind SingTel's video-analytics-as-a-service (VAaaS), which was just launched this week.
Using run-of-the-mill IP cameras which can connect to the Internet, SingTel will use their cloud-based pl

CMO Innovation editors
China Mobile has teamed up with Air China to test the country’s first high-speed inflight broadband service leveraging 4G technology for intercity air travelers in China.

Fiona Chau
A majority of mobile users in US exceed their monthly data limit while an even higher percentage worry about exceeding it. Of subscribers watching mobile video (one or more per month), 67% say they have exceeded their monthly data quota.

Joseph Waring
Tata Communications has expanded its global data center footprint by entering strategic partnerships with NEXTDC in Australia, Interxion in Germany and Austria, as well as Pacific Link Telecom (PLT) in Malaysia.

Networks Asia staff
Alipay, the e-payment affiliate of the Alibaba Group, is setting up a 40 million yuan ($6.5 million) online payment security fund.
The fund will be used to support research into online payment security issues and aid companies that develop security software.
Alizila, the e-commerce n

Eden Estopace
Thailand is in the process of switching from analog to digital television broadcasting services.
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has fixed a date of 1 to 24 April 2014 for trial broadcast by digital television operators granted licenses to operate 24 commercial channels.
A full launch broadcast is sch

eGov Innovation editors
Huawei appoints senior executives
Huawei has reshuffled its top management team as the company further strengthens its marketing, carrier, enterprise and product groups.
ZTE estimates that its first quarter profit doubled or even tripled, as the vendor made progress with its strategic refocus.
The company said it expects to report a net profit for the quarter of between 425 million yuan and 637 million yuan ($68.4 million - $102

Dylan Bushell-Embling