BYOD corporate security pretty much non-existent

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Are workspace security measures for smartphone BYOD needed? graph of japanese statisticsMobile Marketing Data Labo recently conducted their second regular survey into using one’s personal smartphone at work, or BYOD, Bring Your Own Device, as it is commonly known as.

Demographics

Between the 19th and 22nd of August 2013 1,002 members of the MMD monitor group who used a personal smartphone in a business setting completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The only demographic information provided was that they were all aged between 20 and 49 years old.

Our company’s policy is that BYOD is forbidden in general, but with special exceptions for reading email via a thin client-style application that ensures no messages are ever saved locally. However, this survey shows that there are very few companies with formal policies in place, which I strongly feel is a disaster waiting to happen.
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iPhone most popular choice of smartphone virgins

When buying a smartphone, how important is the cheapness of the handset? graph of japanese statisticsMobile Marketing Data Laboratory recently continued their look at feature phone users, a follow-up to an earlier report on the first half of that survey that I translated here.

Demographics

Between the 21st and 24th of June 2013 992 members of the MMD monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. All of them currently used a feature phone, and 331 were with docomo, 330 with au, and 331 with SoftBank as their mobile carrier. Their ages were between 15 and 69.

Note that this survey is a continuation of the previously-mentioned survey, and starts with the 204 people who answered in Q1 that they had plans to buy a smartphone sometime in the future.
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Feature phone users: 3 in 4 have no plans to get smartphone

When did you buy your current feature phone? graph of japanese statisticsA recent survey from Mobile Marketing Data Laboratory looked at feature phone users.

Demographics

Between the 21st and 24th of June 2013 992 members of the MMD monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. All of them currently used a feature phone, and 331 were with docomo, 330 with au, and 331 with SoftBank as their mobile carrier. Their ages were between 15 and 69.

From other surveys, feature phones make up just over 50% of the existing phones in circulation, although new smartphone sales outpace existing phone sales.

My wife still has a feature phone, and she’s in no rush to upgrade; she likes the idea of a smartphone for web browsing, but is reluctant to leave behind the physical keypad for email.
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Tablets most often used for consuming video on the sofa

Android tablet users, what smartphone do you use? graph of japanese statisticsMobile Marketing Data Laboratory recently conducted a survey with a lot of useful data points, looking at tablet device issues.

Demographics

Between the 18th and 20th of June 2013 568 members of the MMD research panel who were also users of both tablets and smartphones completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The ages were between 20 and 59 years old, but no further information was provided.

There’s a lot of great data here that I’ve been hoping to get my hands on for a while. Over 20% of Android tablet users being iPhone owners is not a surprise to me; given that the iPhone is the biggest-selling smartphone in Japan it is statistically quite normal (I think!) that there is such a split. However, I would like to know why iPhone users chose an Android tablet, or did Android tablet users choose the iPhone? At a guess, I would say that price would be the deciding factor, but I wonder how many of those choosing an Android did have a significant investment in iTunes and app purchases? Perhaps next time we can get answers to these questions.
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High-speed mobile data congestion in Tokyo; iPhone worse than Android

Mobile Marketing Data Laboratory recently conducted a study into data packet congestion in LTE 4G networks in Tokyo. Packet congestion was defined in this survey as when on an LTE connection the web page under test – Yahoo! Japan’s top page was used – fails to completely load within 30 seconds.

Demographics(?)

Between the 10th and 14th of June 2013 the investigation team visited the six busiest stations on the Tokyo Yamanote line, choosing two spots on each to test, during both the morning peak period of 7 am to 9 am, and evening peak of 5 pm to 7 pm. 100 connections were made from each collection point, for a total of 1,200 tests for each phone.

Specifically, the stations and locations were Shinjuku South and East entrances, Ikebukuro in front of South ticket wicket and Seibu East entrance, Shibuya in front of Tamagawa ticket wicket and Hikarie entrance, Tokyo Yaesu Central entrance and Marunouchi North entrance, Shinagawa Minato South entrance and Central ticket wicket, and Shinbashi Kasumori entrance and SL Plaza. For the tests, au and SoftBank iPhone 5s tested out Apple connections, and Android was represented by docomo’s Xperia Z, au’s HTC J butterfly, and SoftBank’s Aquos Phone Xx.

Instead of a graph, here’s Shinbashi’s SL Plaza:

17:01 Shinbashi

SL is the abbreviation used in Japan for Steam Locomotive, as you might have guessed!
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SoftBank best smartphone carrier

Over the last three months, which carrier's data transmission quality image has been best? graph of japanese statisticsMobile Marketing Data Labo recently conducted a survey looking at mobile phone carriers, focusing on the big three in Japan, docomo, au and SoftBank, who have over 95% of the market between them.

Demographics

Between the 31st of May and 5th of June 2013 1,200 smartphone-using members of the MMD Labo monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample contained 400 people who used each of the main three carriers, docomo, au and SoftBank, but further demographics were not presented.

I agree that SoftBank’s image really has improved recently; MMD Labo have previously shown that SoftBank is the fastest 4G carrier, so this survey shows that the message is getting through to the general public, and, of course, having Shinji Kagawa helping out doesn’t hurt – note that the ring-blowing beluga whale is Shinji’s father:


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SoftBank best carrier for high-speed smartphones

WHow satisfied are you with your smartphone? graph of japanese statisticsMobile Marketing Data Labo recently performed a survey into true feelings about one’s mobile carrier’s network, and found SoftBank’s reputation for being a poor network is ill-deserved.

Demographics

Between the 1st and 4th of April 2013 1,200 smartphone-owning members of the MMD monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionniare. Each of the three major carriers, docomo, au and SoftBank, were represented by 400 people. No further demographics information was given.

Note that one reason for the high degree of satisfaction amongst SoftBank users is that the iPhone is their main smartphone, and we all know that Apple users always rank themselves the most satisfied when it comes to these sorts of stories. I wonder how much this Apple love rubs off on the user’s impression of the ease snd speed of connection questions?
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