Asia leads the world in mobile internet access. The region’s mobile data pipes are getting not just bigger but “smarter”, so as to keep pace with growing smartphone and tablet populations. To recoup their investments in next generation, high-capacity mobile internet technologies such as 4G TD-LTE, Wi-Fi Hotspots and 3G TD-SCDMA in China, operators will need to sell innovative value-added services over these pipes. In this paper, Spire Research and Consulting argues that the key opportunity lies not just in streaming music and movies, but also in cloud applications for the workplace, high-quality VoIP and a whole host of niche applications like simultaneous language translation and healthcare applications for eldercare.
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Malaysia’s overall manufacturing sector grew at an average annual growth of 9% from 1993 to 2000. Electrical and electronic products accounted for 21% of Malaysia’s total manufacturing assets in 1998. This was followed by the petroleum, coal, basic metal and nonmetallic mineral sector, which accounted for a combined total of 31% of the total manufacturing assets. The remaining 48% of all manufacturing assets was in textile, wood related products, chemicals, paper products & printing, fabricated metal products, transport equipments and machineries.
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