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Frost & Sullivan study: Mobile collaborative market in Asia-Pacific to grow

Ike Suarez | March 28, 2014
Optimism based on network upgrades in Asia.

The mobile collaborative market in the Asia-Pacific is expected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate of 21.4 % through 2018, according to a study by the global market research/consultancy firm, Frost & Sullivan.

The study is titled, " Analysis of the Mobile Collaborative Market in Asia-Pacific, CY 2013".

The study estimated the total number of users of mobile collaborative platforms in the Asia-Pacific as worth US $ 1.12 million in 2013.

The study covered mobile email, voice messaging and conferencing solutions of which mobile voice, messaging and conferencing represented key growth areas.

Adoption of mobile collaborative services hosted in public/hybrid cloud environments is presently low among price sensitive, large enterprises  in the Asia-Pacific that already have premises-based ICT infrastructure, according to the press statement.

But the study expressed optimism that cloud-based enterprise mobile collaboration services would soon grow traction, due to the improved security situation and lower upfront investment requirements.

The study noted the present state of quality among wireless infrastructure networks in the Asia-Pacific as uneven.

But it expressed optimism the uneven state would be corrected in the next five years as networks in Asia upgrade to 4G and long term evolution (LTE) platforms.




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