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APEC Symposium on ‘Good Policy and Regulatory Practices for Facilitating Trade and Investment in Telecommunications and ICT services

TRPC Director Dr. Peter Lovelock’s presentation at the APEC Symposium on ‘Good Policy and Regulatory Practices for Facilitating Trade and Investment in Telecommunications and ICT services on 9th December, Manila. Download the presentation here.

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Cloud Computing: A Soft Target?

The benefits of cloud computing can be harnessed only if information can be accessed and manipulated freely with security and confidentiality assured to the extent that the integrity of the data and the rights of the consumer of cloud services

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Net Neutrality Revisited

Telecom broadband networks that provide fast lane access to the Internet need to be managed, and even more so than the plain old telephone service circuit-switched networks that provided dial-up. The underlying reason is that so many different services have

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Theoretical Pragmatism

And this year the Nobel Prize for economics goes to: Jean Tirole, Professor of Economics at the University of Toulouse in France. The award of a Nobel Prize is a bit of a junket, which is not to say Jean

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Let Me Say That Again

Apple has finally joined the NFC bandwagon. Let me say that again. Apple is redefining mobile payments. Better? I cannot wait to use my expensive new wrist watch or smartphone to replace my miserably cheap and unprepossessing plastic card to

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Partners in Development

“Telenor cracks down on Myanmar suppliers to weed out child labour” was a headline in the Financial Times 20 August 2014. Many international companies have run into reputational problems over this issue, some maybe deservedly, others unwittingly. Monitoring long-distance supply

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Accounting for Kowtow? You can Bank on it!

It was May 1989. I had arrived in January in Hong Kong as a visiting research fellow at the University of Hong Kong, and just finished reading Jan Morris’s new book Hong Kong about Britain’s last colony. During the previous

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APEC Digital Opportunity Center Workshop: ICTs and Development

TRPC Director Professor John Ure’s presentation at the APEC Digital Opportunnity Center Workshop: ICTs and Development on 10th July, Taipei. Download the presentation: ICTs and Development

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Report on Cloud Data Regulations: A contribution to how to reduce the compliancy costs of Cross-Border Data Transfers

A joint report for the Asia Pacific Carriers Coalition (APCC) and the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA)  June 2014 The purpose of this paper is to contribute to, and help drive the formation of, policies concerning cloud computing in Asia. The

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Consultation Paper to IDA’s Proposed Allocation of Spectrum for International Mobile Telecommunications (“IMT”) and IMT-Advanced Services and Options to Enhance Mobile Competition

TRPC helped the SWSPG draft and submit a response to the IDA’s Proposed Allocation of Spectrum for International Mobile Telecommunications (“IMT”) and IMT-Advanced Services and Options to Enhance Mobile Competition. The SWSPG response paper is available here and the IDA’s

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Commentary on TODAY, 11 June 2014: Cloud computing and connectivity in ASEAN by Lim May-Ann

This commentary first appeared in TODAY – Cloud computing and connectivity in ASEAN – Singapore on 11 June 2014. The 2015 deadline for the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) looms. The Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) envisions that the ambitious

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Move Uber Please

In a benign Internet world, the emergence of a “caring, sharing” economy would be something to look forward to. For example, a taxi driver on the streets of London or Brussels or Paris would happily check their monitor screen for

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TRPC Director on FT, 19 May 2014: “Any privacy protection will be limited”

Any privacy protection will be limited From Prof John Ure. Sir, From 2011 until April this year I served as the part-time executive director of the Asia Internet Coalition. So when I read that the European Court of Justice had

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Samsung’s Woes

Samsung Electronic’s financial projections are out, and corporate officials are alarmed, again. For the second straight quarter, operating profits are down. The announcement has renewed the call for Samsung to find something new and move away from smartphones. Market watchers

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KingCanute.com

Like most children I learned from my school days that the Philistines were, well Philistines, which they were not; that the nineteenth century machine-wrecking Luddites in England were against technological progress, which they were not; and that an imbecilic King

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Managing Director Lim May-Ann on Talking Point – Apr 23, 2014

Managing Director Lim May-Ann made an appearance on Channel News Asia’s Talking Point taking on IDA, MDA, Techgoondu and Rajah&Tann in arguing telco and cable fees and consumer rights: “From 4G pricing to World Cup subscription fees and service breaks,

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Trust

Fewer, if not few, people have much trust in the banking and financial system after recent experiences of inter-bank rate rigging scandals, the unscrupulous selling of financial duds to an unsuspecting public, dodgy investments in derivatives, excessive bonus payments even

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The Internet and Your Business: an ICANN 49 Forum

Date: 21 Mar 2014, 1.30-6pm Venue: Sophia Room, Raffles City Convention Centre Speaker Biographies   Kuek Yu-Chuang, VP and Managing Director, APAC, ICANN Kuek Yu-Chuang is ICANN’s vice president for global stakeholder engagement for the Asia Region and managing director

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Rappler.com #TalkThursdays: Innovation and cloud computing in the Asia-Pacific

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler talks to May-Ann Lim and Bernie Trudel of the Asia Cloud Computing Association. Lim is the association’s Executive Director, while Trudel has been its Chairman for the past three years. If you’re an active netizen, chances

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The World Wide Crimea?

What do Crimea and the Internet have in common? They have both become the terrain of political struggle. And the protagonists are pretty much the same. To be geographically inexact about it, East vs. West, well in Europe. Refusing to

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The Internet and Your Business: an ICANN 49 Forum

The Internet and Your Business Date: 21 Mar 2014, 1.30-6pm Venue: Sophia Room, Raffles City Convention Centre Part of the ICANN 49 meetings in Singapore, “The Internet and Your Business’ will focus on practical ways for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)  to enhance productivity by tapping on the

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WhatsUpp?

WhatsApp is up, by USD19 billion all told. Why? Why did Facebook pay more than the nominal GDP of 84 of the poorest countries in the world, starting with Honduras (USD18.6 billion) and descending all the way down to tiny

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End of the Age of Innocence

2013 was a Year of Revelations. Of those that will have recurring repercussions, the revelations of Edward Snowden must take the prize. Not just for the scope of the surveillance revealed, but perhaps especially for the “workaround” of safeguards and

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WebRTC Asia Forum: For a Fixed and Mobile Web-Connected World. Hong Kong & Singapore – January 2014

Hong Kong – Tuesday, 21st January; Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel  Singapore – Thursday, 23rd January; Rendezvous Grand Hotel Asia Forums Co-organizers   Diamond Sponsors: Gold Sponsor:   Scope of the WebRTC Asia Forums: Preparing for new business opportunities with WebRTC Web RTC (Web Real Time

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