Why Read This
With almost 800 million mobile phone subscribers and 23 billion short message service (SMS) messages sent during the 2010 Chinese New Year holiday alone, metropolitan China outpaces every other market in the world when it comes to mobile activity. As SMS use in China continues to grow and more advanced mobile data applications emerge, eBusinesses in China are increasingly taking advantage of this evolving medium. Few consumers in China are making purchases on their mobile devices today, but a series of applications are creating a path for a robust mobile commerce market to emerge in China. Indeed, shoppers in all countries in Asia Pacific have moved beyond mainstream purchases of ring tones and ring-back tones to more sophisticated use of their mobile devices. This report will help eBusiness executives determine which mobile applications are gaining momentum in China and provide a perspective on how metropolitan China compares with its regional neighbors when it comes to mobile commerce adoption.
Tags: B2C eCommerce, Brand & Product Web Sites, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Mobile Activities, Consumer Mobile Adoption, Consumer Mobility, Contactless & Mobile Payments, eCommerce, Financial Services, Mobile Commerce (mCommerce), Retail Payments