Topping the list in Akamai report for the second quarter was South Korea, which saw 85% of its connections to Akamai take place at 4 Mbps or more. Japan was not far behind, with four of every five connections to Akamai at 4 Mbps or better. Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan joined South Korea and Japan in having broadband adoption rates of at least 50%.
As digital becomes part of every line of business, effective marshaling of digital capabilities is a critical competency. Management is often maligned (sometimes for good reason!), but strong management is an important differentiator in both digital delivery and in aligning that delivery to strategic goals.
Soon, you may have to register with your real name even if you make all your calls on phones like this. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is very enthusiastic about real-name registration. The rest of the country is decidedly less so, and when MIIT introduced the real-name requirement for mobile phones in 2010, it’s thought that as many as 320 million users ducked the requirements.
Earlier today we looked at how many active Android and iOS users there are in China. In the same report where we found those stats there’s also some insightful data about the jailbreaking of Apple iPhone and iPad devices by Chinese buyers. The good news for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is that jailbreaking – which is often, but not always, done to enable app piracy – is on the decline in the long-run. The Umeng report explains the downturn in jailbreaking here: 5th February 2013, the iOS 6.1 jailbreak solution was announced
This week’s biggest China tech news stories swayed towards apps and mobile, startup insights, and e-commerce figures. Here’s our top seven list: 1. Report: Nearly 35% of Chinese Android apps are secretly stealing private data A new report from China’s awkwardly-named Data Center of China Internet (DCCI) shows that the country’s Android landscape of third-party app stores is a bit of a wild west. See lots more alarming stats on what else these apps are snooping upon