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Mobile commerce spending is exploding in China

Report shows that mobile spending is accelerating throughout China

Mobile commerce spending is on the rise in China, according to a new report from eMarketer. The report highlights the growing prevalence of smartphones and tablets among consumers. More consumers are beginning to use these devices to shop online and purchase products. As such, mobile commerce has begun to see explosive growth in China, particularly because large retailers and banks are beginning to show support for mobile spending.

Mobile commerce spending expected to hit $334 billion by the end of this year

The report from eMarketer predicts that mobile commerce spending through smartphones and tablets will reach $334 billion by the end of this year. This represents a record increase of 49.7% in total e-commerce expenditure. The report estimates that retail sales in China’s mobile space are 450% higher than those being made in the United States. Several retailers in China, particularly the country’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba, have begun embracing the concept of mobile commerce and have been showing stronger support for mobile shopping overall.

Companies are looking to bring mobile commerce to China’s rural communities

Mobile Commerce Spending in China on the RiseWhile mobile commerce is thriving in China’s largest cities, retailers are beginning to branch into rural communities in order to support the further expansion of mobile shopping. Alibaba is working to engage rural communities, where the rate of e-commerce growth is outpacing that being seen in major cities. The company has partnered with China Telecom to launch a low-cost smartphone for those living in rural parts of the country. These smartphones will provide consumers with a way to shop online and purchase products that they are interested in.

Companies are investing more heavily in the mobile space in order to engage new generations of consumers with smartphones and tablets

Mobile commerce spending is likely to continue expanding in China, as the country retains its position as a leading mobile market. Companies like Alibaba have helped mobile shopping thrive throughout the country and they are expected to continue investing in the mobile space in order to effectively engage an evolving group of mobile consumers.

Gemalto to aid in mobile commerce initiative from China Telecom

Gemalto chosen by China Telecom to assist in launch of new NFC SIM card

Gemalto, a leading digital security company and applications developer, has been chosen by China Telecom to assist in the launch of its new UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIM card. The telecommunications company is looking to establish a stronger presence in the mobile commerce space and may only be able to accomplish this through its adoption of NFC technology. NFC currently makes up the backbone of the mobile commerce world, but many companies have yet to fully embrace the technology.

SIM card to bring NFC capabilities to smartphones in order to promote mobile payments

Gemalto will support the commercialization of China Telecom’s new NFC SIM card. This card will be able to provide smartphones that are not inherently equipped with NFC technology the ability to participate in mobile commerce. Devices using the SIM card will be able to make use of a wide range of applications that make use of NFC as well, including shopping and entertainment applications.

Consumers throughout China are becoming more mobile as smartphones become more available

Mobile Commerce NFCSmartphone penetration in China has surpassed 66%, with more than 3 million mobile point-of-sale systems set up throughout the country. The vast majority of these systems are equipped with NFC technology and can only be used by devices that are NFC-capable. Currently, these devices are still relatively rare in the global market. While some device makers have plans to launch NFC-enabled smartphones in the coming years, others are looking to bring NFC capabilities to current devices without having to force consumers to wait for or purchase new devices in the future.

Companies are looking to take advantage of the growing mobile market in China

China is currently considered one of the most active markets when it comes to mobile commerce. The country’s largest retail organizations have begun to focus on the mobile field quite heavily, hoping to engage an ever growing consumer base that is relying more heavily on mobile technology. Companies that provide convenient services, such as making NFC-enabled SIM cards more available, are likely to win favor with mobile consumers.