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Operators in the United States are customizing the mobile experience for the deaf and hearing impaired, but only a handful of operators in Asia appear to be listening to the needs of this segment.
 
Late last month, Singapore’s M1 took a step toward catering to the needs hearing-impaired by

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Because of limitations in their charging and billing capabilities, companies outside of telecom tend to take a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to services and pricing.

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As mobility seeps into the enterprise, businesses are also adopting mobile channels to stimulate sales and communicate with customers.
 
But mobile apps won’t help engage users if they lack strong conten

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Hong Kong, with its mix of switched-on smartphone users and agile developers, seems a natural place for mobile enterprise application development. And so it is—according to a recent poll by Google (which partnered with Ipsos Research on a global research survey of smartphone usage, including 11 Asia-Pacific markets), 35% of all mobile phone users in Hong Kong use smartphones.

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Asia’s MVNOs are aiming their services at specific niche market segments in order to stay competitive with their larger mass-market rivals.
 
Philippines’ PLDT, which owns the country’s largest mobile carrier SMART, is running various MVNO operations in overseas markets under its subsidiary PLDT Global, with services tailored toward migrant Filipino

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Rethink

Apple duly unveiled its latest iPhone, but its usually impeccable sense of timing has deserted it.

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Some Japanese and Korean carriers plan to promote their 4G networks by rolling out Wimax and LTE-enabled mobile phones, even as their regional counterparts remain cautious by sticking with USB dongles.
 
In the same week Telstra publicly launched its LTE network with a debut 4G dongle,

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Consumers have traditionally been unwilling to turn on roaming due to exorbitant tariffs, but this scenario looks to be shifting due to a combination of lower tariffs and technology.
 
The regional roaming scene has been transformed by several changes over the past year.
 
Malaysia-based Axiata last year announced a roaming

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