Daily Archives: July 13, 2011

Media Tablet Market in APEJ to Hit 10x of 2010 Shipments by 2015

Media tablets will experience a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54% in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region, multiplying nearly ten times to 21 million units from 2 million units shipped in 2010. IDC expects more consumers to adopt media tablets to hit gaming, Web-browsing, and social networking needs on the go.

Mature countries like Korea, Australia, and Taiwan are showing high interest in mobile devices like media tablets while China continues to demonstrate high purchasing power for new tech products. Emerging countries in APEJ, like Indonesia and Malaysia by contrast, have more conservative attitudes toward media tablets, and still prefer mininotebooks with better keyboard input and a familiar user experience.
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Globe proposes 3-year plan to reduce interconnection rates

In support of the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) request for telecommunication companies to lower interconnection charges, Globe Telecom submitted a position paper detailing its proposal on reducing fees for subscribers calling and sending texts outside their respective networks.

In the position paper, Globe proposed a 3-year “glide path” implementation method beginning January 31, 2012 to allow mobile operators more time to restructure business plans and models given changes in pricing schemes, as well as to help cushion possible losses in revenues.
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Sony Philippines’ BRAVIA for a Cause donation given to Phil Red Cross

(L-R) Ms. Erica Dela Cruz, Brand Activation Management Senior Officer, Mr. Alvin De Vera, Brand Activation Management Director, both from Sony Philippines; Senator Richard Gordon, Chairman of Philippine Red Cross, Ms. Anacletz Bandril, Fund Generation Dept. Director, Philippine Red Cross

Sony Philippines had met-up with Philippine Red Cross to donate the promised proceeds of the BRAVIA for a Cause Project. Senator Richard Gordon, the Philippine Red Cross Chairman, was the one who received the check, along with Ms. Anacletz Bandril, Director of the Philippine Red Cross Fund Generation Department.

Sony Philippines donated Php100 on every Filipinos’ behalf who bought any BRAVIA LCD TV within the time frame April 15 to May 15, 2011. Philippine Red Cross will then forward the donation to the Japan Earthquake Relief Operations.

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