Going Digital: The Status and Future Potential of Internet-Based Economies in Asia

news Asia is in transition from an Internet economy towards a fully digital one, which is defined as all sectors of the economy that rely upon or use IP-enabled networks and platforms as part of the embedded infrastructure of the society.[more]

IIC Singapore – TRPC Forum: Smart Cities [May 19, 2015]

events IIC Singapore, in cooperation with TRPC, is organizing a forum on Smart Cities in Singapore on 19 May 2015. The forum will explore questions such as: What is a “smart” as in Smart City, Smart Nation? And how achievable are the aims of smart city developments? What are the essential components, if any, of a smart city? Does ‘smart’ give a competitive advantage to a city in the world economy, or just make it a more convenient place to live and work?
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Powering the Digital Economy in Vietnam

news The Internet economy is yesterday’s news. Today, every sector of the economy is becoming increasingly digital, powered by the increasingly ubiquitous connection to the Internet. Around the globe and across sectors, the Internet has become a horizontal enabler, opening doors to greater efficiencies, innovation and new business models. [more]

Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN Economies

news At the ISOC-TRPC Rethinking the Digital Economy event on 23 Mar 2015 at Manila, Philippines, ISOC and TRPC jointly launched the “Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN Economies” report, which takes stock of the Internet infrastructure of the region and outlines the actions necessary to support the Internet connectivity goals of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint. [more]

The Internet Divide in Asean Economics – Bernama

news KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 (Bernama) — A report on “Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN economies” revealed that the Internet has become more pervasive with the cost of not going online is only set to rise. Many countries in the ASEAN region still suffer from poor Internet coverage, low bandwidth and unaffordable access, said the authors of the report Internet Society (ISOC) and consulting and research firm TRPC in a statement issued today in Manila, the Philippines. The ASEAN governments have made some progress in recent years through various e-government projects. However, Internet penetration across the region varies widely and the cost of digital divide is profound. The report was released during the ‘ISOC-TRPC Rethinking the Digital Economy‘ forum in Manila. Read more here [more]