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Innovation in Asia Pacific: A New Publication by TRPC and NC APEC

The National Centre for APEC and TRPC collaborated to produce “Leveraging Innovative Solutions to Create Economic Dividends: Case Studies from the Asia Pacific Region”. The publication is a collection of business stories from all over APEC, demonstrating innovation in action

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OTT: Competing or Collaborating (Indonesia Telecommunications Business)

TRPC Director Professor John Ure’s presentation at the  OTT in Indonesia Telecommunications Business at Mastel: Sari Pan Pacific Hotel Jakarta on 5th December 2013 professional resume writing services Download the presentation here.

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ITU Telecom World 2013

TRPC Director Professor John Ure was a Panelist for two sessions during the ITU Telecom World Conference 2013, held in Bangkok from 19-22 November. A quick registration (name and email details) is required to view the video-on-demand sessions. Links below

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Memories and Symbols

This month 2 images caught my eye. First, the outpouring of grief and admiration for Nelson Mandela. There has rarely been a man who has captured so emphatically in his lifetime the essence of what it means to rise above

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Internet Business Economics and Policy

A Presentation by Professor John Ure at NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on the Internet Economy and Policy Preface Internet business is primarily focused upon mass consumption, mass usage. There are exceptions. Enterprise (private) cloud computing often

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Internet of Things: How to Know the Future?

A Presentation by Professor John Ure at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Conference on 18-Nov 2013 college paper writing service reviews Download: DSA Bangkok Presentation 

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AIM2015 Mid-Term Review: A Report by ASEAN and TRPC

The ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2015 (AIM 2015) has reached its halfway mark in 2013. It is, therefore, an appropriate milestone to pause and take stock of what has been achieved thus far. The AIM 2015 Mid-Term Review, commissioned to TRPC,  examines whether

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Observing the 8th Internet Governance Forum

Observing the 8th Internet Governance Forum 22-25 Oct 2013 Bali, Indonesia Lim May-Ann, Research Director of TRPC, ISOC IGF Ambassador 2013 The 8th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held in Bali, Indonesia, between 22-25 Oct 2013. This year’s discussion theme

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The Philippines

In the 1950s Manila was the banking capital of Asia. The Philippines had more telephones per head than Hong Kong. The Philippines looked resurgent. Then came military dictatorship, assassinations of opposition politicians, including the father of the current President and

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Commentary on TODAY,16 Oct 2013: “Epic Fail” for Network Resilience by Lim May-Ann

This commentary first appeared in TODAY, Singapore on 16 Oct 2013. writing a personal essay I think we just failed an end-of-year exam on network resilience, Singapore My friend was returning home in a taxi last week when she texted

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TRPC and IIC Singapore Forum: Cybersecurity

Date: Tuesday Nov 26th, 3.00pm-6.00pm Venue: Microsoft Singapore, Level 22 – One Marina Boulevard   Not a week passes without a cyber-attack taking place somewhere. Using data from the US, in 2013 most attacks were criminal in motivation as recorded

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IIC Singapore Forum: Post-IGF Bali Breakfast Briefing

Date: Monday Oct 28th, 8.30am-10am Venue: Olswang Asia – Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, #05-01, Singapore IIC Singapore, in cooperation with TRPC, Microsoft and Olswang, is organizing a high-level breakfast debrief to follow this year’s IGF in Bali. Representatives from

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Trade Liberalization versus Industrial Policy

Bilateral, regional and global trade agreements are all part of the modern landscape of international economic relationships. They are based upon a simple premise, that free trade is a good thing. At the purely theoretical level this is a tautology.

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TRPC Forum: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Trade, ICTs and the Internet

Date: Sept 18th  2013, 3.30 – 6.00pm Venue: The Auditorium, Level 21, One Marina Boulevard  The TPP, led by the US (http://www.ustr.gov/tpp), is the latest and among the most ambitious regional trade treaties under negotiation involving 11 Pacific Rim countries,

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Just Thinking

There is little point in saying something for the sake of it. A journo, a politician, a blogger, is often faced with the problem because they’ve got to come up with something. Is it therefore an exercise in hubris when

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Another Age

I have just finishing reading the posthumously published lectures of British Marxist historian, Eric Hobsbawm who died October 2012. Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century (Little, Brown: 2013) is a good example of never judging a book

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Mobile Payment in Sri Lanka: Market Demand Assessment

The IFC commissioned a report on an assessment of the market demand of mobile payment services in Sri Lanka. Reasons for the study: Lack of reach to the bottom of the pyramid segments: Financial institutions have been limited in expanding

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The Revenge of Cybernetics?

If the “medium is the message” then the message in the age of the Internet is that everything we now do and say and think is interconnected; cybernetics has come of age, meaning that the interconnections include feedback loops that

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Singapore’s Regulation of Online Media

by Lim May-Ann http://www.improveyourkidneyfunction.com/improve-kidney-function-kidney-disease-solution-ebook/ Singapore recently announced a move to extend its regulation of local media to cover Internet news websites. The regulation came into effect on 1 June 2013, and will require all websites that report on Singaporean news

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In Pursuit of Adequacy: Data Privacy Protection in the US-EU FTA

by Justin Streight In US-EU Free Trade negotiations, making business regulations compatible, harmonized and simple will be the lead. Not that they don’t have tariffs to argue about, but there are so many regulatory non-tariff barriers in place, tariffs have

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TRPC Forum: The Enterprise Use of Social Media

3 July 2013, 3.30-6pm @ Room #15, Microsoft Singapore Level 22, One Marina Blvd, Singapore 018989 essay writer software buy The Enterprise Use of Social Media The enterprise use of social media started as just another marketing channel and has

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Try Forecasting the Past

In 2010, Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, two respected Harvard economists, shot to fame for publishing a paper that seemed to support the view that once a national debt had crossed the 90% GDP threshold it would impact negatively on

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Discussing the Grey Areas in Regulating OTT Services

Telecom Regulatory Affairs Asia Singapore,1-3 June 2013 Keynote speaker: Prof. John Ure Downloads Discussing the Grey Areas in Regulating OTT Services buy term papers

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Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) Services and Broadband in Asia and the Pacific: A Study of Value and Opportunity Cost in the Assignment of Radio Spectrum

With the digital dividend on the agenda of economies of the Asia Pacific region it is timely to review the spectrum requirements of Public Safety services, also known as Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) services. For decades PPDR services

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Lost and Found in Translation

Words. Here is an example of some, imaginatively (and unexpectedly) cited by the ITU’s Trends in Telecoms Reform 2013. (And as an American friend remarked “anyone who takes an Alexander Hamilton quote from the 18th century and can relate it

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It Ain’t Necessarily So

In the world of social media and instant online news feeds, what actually constitutes ‘news’ is rather problematic. The 140-character ‘news item’ planted on Twitter by hackers in April that bombs had gone off in the White House injuring President

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No News is Bad News

In March, two announcements were made pointing in opposite directions. First, Google announced the closing down of Google Reader, a news-feed app widely used by the cognoscenti of the up-to-date in everything. Yahoo! followed by announcing the purchase for nearly

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Access Price Benchmarking for APCC

Access Price Benchmarking for APCC – a study produced for the Asia Pacific Carriers’ Coalition (APCC) Executive Summary 1. This report follows similar APCC Access Benchmarking reports in 2003, 2006 and 2009. This report covers 14 economies, the same as

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TRPC Director response to FT article Jan 26: China’s subtle censoring of overseas scholarship

Deng foresaw the last door to open From Prof John Ure. Sir, Mark Elvin (Letters, January 26) gives some examples of China’s concerted efforts to monitor and censor overseas works of reference and of scholarship that the state regards as

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What’s there to think about?

2013 is the year of the Water Snake in the Chinese zodiac. Water is considered to have the colour black, which conjures up the high levels of river pollution in China, so 2013 is also said to be the Year

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TRPC Research Director Lim May-Ann quoted on ZD Net article: Competition to force Asia’s telcos to diversify faster, 17 Jan 2013

Summary: Declining revenues from core businesses and increasing competition from OTT providers mean operators need to move to new markets and business segments to stay competitive and profitable. casino internet online … Lim May-Ann, research director at TRPC, elaborated further on

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TRPC Director response to FT article Dec 27: Asia must free itself from the chains of the west

It’s not western ideology that poses threat to Asia How To Get Your Ex Girlfriend Back Using Psychology Sir, The late Edward Said argued against Orientalism, the romantic concept of the “Orient” as somehow exceptional. The Orient has since moved

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Information over the Internet

At Davos this month Tim Berners-Lee, regarded widely as the father of the World Wide Web, warned of silos that were disabling users from sharing their postings across websites. Giving the example of users placing their photo albums online, he

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