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Cloud Computing and Data Centres in China & Cloud Readiness in Asia

4 Dec 2012, 2.30- 4pm @ Lecture Room PO-216, University of Hong Kong, Social Science Research Centre Presentations by Terry Graham on Cloud Computing and Data Centres in China and Jerry Wertelecky on Cloud Readiness in Asia. Downloads Terry Graham_Datacenter and

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2012 ended on a discordant note for the Internet. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the forum at which governments propose regulations and standards for telecoms. Many member states of the ITU regard the Internet as something which should be

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Research Analyst Michael Khoo quoted on ZDNet article on “S’pore fiber network needs ecosystem support”, 5 Nov 2012

“Singapore’s retail broadband space has seen lower prices and a slew of new offerings since the rollout of its next-generation nationwide broadband network (NGNBN), with new players forcing incumbents to up their games. However, a strong media communications ecosystem is

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Irrational Expectations?

Nate Silver is a clever man. Using “quants” he correctly predicted the outcome of the US presidential race in every single state bar none. Interest in “business analytics” that uses algorithms that detect trends and key relationships in vast amounts

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IIC Asia Forum: Spectrum Policy: The Way To Go?

28 Nov 2012, 3.30-6pm @ Microsoft Singapore Level 22, One Marina Blvd, Singapore 018989 [Download the background paper: “Spectrum Policy In Singapore”] In 2013 the IDA plans a spectrum auction for 4G cellular services in the 1800MHz, 2.3GHz, and 2.5GHz

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Commentary on TODAY, 16 Oct 2012: Back to square one on cross-carriage, by Lim May-Ann

by Lim May-Ann, 04:45 AM Oct 16, 2012 dr gary m levin   This commentary first appeared in TODAY, Singapore on 16 Oct 2012. Soccer fans are up in arms again over their access to football matches on Singapore’s pay

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Telecoms and Security: Old Wine in New Bottles

A recent report by the US Senate warned that entry of telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei into the US market would be a Trojan horse for China’s spy network. For good technical reasons telecoms has always been viewed by governments and

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Standards for Standards

No one wants to risk using a drug that is not fully tried and tested and accredited by the relevant health standards body. The fact that many people do just that is telling. Of course, the major reason for doing

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Research Director Lim May-Ann quoted on ZDNet article on "Free Mobile Roaming in Southeast Asia ‘overambitious’", 31 Aug 2012

“Lim May-Ann, research director at Technology Research Project Corporate, said that would be some resistance from the industry but it would only be a matter of time before a new player offered to service for a competitive advantage. Casino gambling

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Commentary in TODAY, 10 Aug 2012: Moving from Web to tech, by Michael Khoo

By Michael Khoo 04:45 AM Aug 10, 2012 This commentary first appeared in TODAY, Singapore on 10 Aug 2012. SINGAPORE — This month, 11 Asian telcos, consisting of China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom; Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom; Korean network operators

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Net Neutrality Revisited

Regulatory capture was a concept developed by economist George Stigler of the University of Chicago, but it was already a well observed phenomenon in the USA where powerful industrial and commercial interests exercised undue influence over the agencies and the

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Commentary in TODAY, 31 Jul 2012: ICTs may offer green shoots of hope, by John Ure

by John Ure 04:45 AM Jul 31, 2012 This commentary first appeared in TODAY, Singapore on 31 Jul 2012. In recent years, numerous reports have estimated the impact on GDP growth of investment in information and communications technology (ICT). The

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TRPC Director and AIC Executive Director John Ure quoted on Net Neutrality [TODAY, 30 Jul 2012]

Can telecom network operators (telcos) or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) control the way you consume Web content? In Singapore, generally the relevant regulators would have to review the circumstances of each case in order to determine if acompany operating in

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IIC Asia Forum: The Digital Dividend (Kuala Lumpur)

The digital dividend arises from the switch from over-the-air (OTA) analogue to digital terrestrial TV (DTT). Most of the bandwidth savings arise in the UHF band and in many cases substantially more than 100 MHz will be released. The most

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Commentary in TODAY, 26 Jul 2012: Align standards to get 4G up to speed, by Lim May-Ann

by Lim May-Ann 04:45 AM Jul 26, 2012 custom essay writing servicesThis commentary first appeared in TODAY, Singapore on 26 Jul 2012.  M1 last Monday announced that it was launching a new range of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service

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IIC Asia Forum: Challenges & Prospects of Digital Dividend for Indonesian Telecommunications & Broadcasting Business

The digital dividend arises from the switch from over-the-air (OTA) analogue to digital terrestrial TV (DTT). Most of the bandwidth savings arise in the UHF band and in many cases substantially more than 100 MHz will be released. The most

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IIC Asia Forum: The Digital Dividend

The digital dividend arises from the switch from over-the-air (OTA) analogue to digital terrestrial TV (DTT). Most of the bandwidth savings arise in the UHF band and in many cases substantially more than 100 MHz will be released. The most

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Commentary in TODAY, 6 Jul 2012: Too costly to miss out on fibre, by Lim May-Ann

by Lim May-Ann This commentary first appeared in TODAY, Singapore, 6 Jul 2012 OpenNet, Singapore’s builder of fibre infrastructure, is having a tumultuous time rolling out the nation’s Next Generation National Broadband Network. The plan is to connect 95 per

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TRPC at CommunicAsia 2012: Mobile Cloud Computing Panel

TRPC will be moderating a panel at CommunicAsia 2012: Mobile Cloud Computing in Asia: The Next 5 Years. custom essay service An increasing number of people are working almost exclusively off their mobile phones. A whole generation of people are

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3D PRINTING

It used to be the case that a dental patient wanting a crown for a tooth needed to sit through an uncomfortable process of having a damp polymer stuck over their tooth and waiting for it to dry before the

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Technology, Oh Technology and Manchester City

On May 7th hundreds of millions of viewers around the world watched the exciting climax to the English Premier League football championship match between home team and clear favourites Manchester City and QPR who were fighting to avoid relegation. If

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The internet: Innovation, Data flows and Markets

APEC Conference on Innovation and Trade April 4-5 2012, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore Keynote speaker: Prof. John Ure Downloads APEC Keynote Speaker Address 4th April 2012 Innovation and trade – currently emerging as one of the most important next

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How Unassailable is Facebook?

2012 is scheduled as the year Facebook goes public. It has been well advertised that Facebook does not need the money and the Inland Revenue is also pretty indifferent as to whether the taxes are paid by a private individual

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The ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2015

It would be difficult to identify a more diverse region of economies than the 10 member States of ASEAN. The comparative lack of integration across ASEAN at least reflects a reality that avoids some of the contemporary problems the EU

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Artificial Intelligence – More Brawn than Brain?

The IT world is getting faster all the time. Telcos are upgrading to high speed broadband NGNs; the processing power of ever smaller chips in ever smaller devices continues exponential growth; and apps and services rely upon ever faster searches

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When the Internet Went on Strike

On 18 January 2012 the Internet went on strike. Wikipedia and a whole host of Internet sites went dark for a day in protest again SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). The sponsors of these two

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Capitalism and social services

Sir, Lawrence Summers and Samuel Brittan, in the “Capitalism in Crisis” series, complement each other in important ways. Prof Summers (“Current woes call for smart reinvention not destruction”, January 9) manages to reduce a modern capitalism economy to two sectors,

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Year of the Dragonet?

Early in 2011 it was revealed that China was going ahead with an experiment to set up an Internet Special Administrative Region (SAR) similar in concept to the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) of the 1980s that started the process of

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