With a population of over 1.3 billion of which 48% are internet users1 and over 632 million2 are mobile subscribers, China represents a huge opportunity for technology companies. China now has the world’s highest penetration rate for smartphones and its adoption of 4G passed 250 million users in July3 which is more than double the subscribers in the US. We look at the political, social and technological factors necessary to succeed in China.
AWE headed to Xi'an China, the Silicon Valley of Western China earlier this month for the first AWE Asia. The augmented reality event was the largest of its kind in Asia and attracted over 1,600 attendees over the course of the two days. People from the East and West gathered at the City Gate conference centre to hear from 45 thought leaders in VR and AR and wearable tech and go hands-on with the latest in emerging technology in the expo area which wrapped around the building with 60 exhibitors.
In 2003 and 2007, the 2nd ISMAR and the 6th ISMAR were held in Tokyo and Nara, respectively. Now with ISMAR2015, it is the third time that ISMAR is hosted in Japan. ISMAR2015 is being held at Fukuoka City, from September 29th to October 3rd, 2015. Fukuoka City is one of the most populated cities in Japan (currently, 1.5 million people are living in Fukuoka) and the largest city in Kyushu Island. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan, located at the southwestern part of the country.