Asia Briefs: Huawei’s smartphone shipments rise 28% in Q1, Telstra finalises Pacnet acquisition & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Huawei’s smartphone shipments rise 28% in Q1 Huawei’s smartphone shipments in Q1 increased 28 per cent year-on-year to 17.5 million units, with …

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Samsung reportedly mulling mobile payments move to counter Apple Pay

Smartphone giant Samsung is exploring the possibility of launching its own contactless mobile payment system, which may involve payment startup LoopPay, according to sources speaking to re/code. The rumour comes as Apple continues to brief the press that Apple Pay is going really well.

Daum Kakao launches mobile wallet service

South Korean online service provider Daum Kakao has launched BankWalletKakao, a social network based mobile wallet service, in partnership with Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute (KFTC) and 16 local banks, following some delays. Available for both Android and iOS, …

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CaixaBank launches Gemalto-powered NFC mobile payment wristband

CaixaBank, one of Spain’s largest banks, has moved into the wearable payment technology space with the launch of an NFC-enabled wristband capable of making contactless payments. Security vendor Gemalto has supplied its Optelio Contactless MiniTag, which links the wristband to the user’s existing payment card.