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TRPC in the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)’s April 2017 newsletter

TRPC’s op-ed “The Importance of the Open Internet in Driving Internet Adoption and Growth” was featured in the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)’s newsletter for April 2017. This article was co-authored by Associate Research Director Michael Khoo and Research

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The Future of Malls?

by Adam Stout, Consultant at TRPC As more people shop online, malls are suffering. Singapore’s mall occupancy rate reached its lowest in 10 years in Nov 2016, according to Bloomberg.[1] Over in China, its top 50 retailers saw a 1.9%

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TRPC Director on FT, 1 Mar 2016: “Why can’t the ‘expert hackers’ write the code?”

Sir, If Apple can write code to bypass an iPhone password, but then fears that expert hackers will steal it, why cannot those same expert hackers write the code for themselves? Indeed, why cannot the FBI do the same? Is

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Opportunities and Challenges for Startups in India

Innovative Minds in the Mobile and Internet Space TRPC participated in the second edition of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) Startup Summit in Jaipur, on 22 January 2016, at the Hotel Clarks Amer. Co-organized and supported by

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Promoting Multi-stakeholder Discussions in Korea – Going Digital Going Global

Going Digital, Going Global in Korea TRPC, in collaboration with the Internet Society, Korea Chapter, organized the fourth in the series of the Going Digital forums on November 4, 2015, at Maru180, a co-working space for digital start-ups and entrepreneurs

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Tapping on the Digital Economy to Build Competitiveness and Resilience in Japan

Event Write-up: Reinventing Japan’s Digital Economy In partnership with GLOCOM, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), and Keio International Center for the Internet & Society (KICIS), TRPC organized the second in the Going Digital forum series entitled “Advances in

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Keeping Internet open and free – Low Jia-Rong

Keeping Internet open and free – Low Jia-Rong Online users tend not to focus on issues related to governance on the Net because the Internet has not failed us. It has always worked. However, if we want to keep the

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TRPC Director on Lifehacker Australia 29 Jul 2015: “Tagging Data for Exchange”

Tagging Data For Exchange John Andrews 29 July 2015 7:30 AM As the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, May-Ann Lim works with a number of the largest cloud service providers in the region, dealing with all sorts

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Kicking-off the Going Digital Workshops in Vietnam

“Powering Digital in Vietnam” On June 9th at the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) offices in Hanoi, TRPC kick-started the first of a series of forums in Asia to discuss how different sectors of the economy can leverage

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TRPC Director on FT, 11 May 2015: “Agriculture secretary’s real concern is about American food exports”

May 11, 2015 12:10 am Agriculture secretary’s real concern is about American food exports Sir, You report (“US criticises Brussels on global food security”, May 8) that the EU’s decision to allow individual member states to decide for themselves whether

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A return to Marxist economics?

Dear Sirs Martin Wolf (‘An economic future that may never brighten’ FT 15th April) rarely fails to hit a nail on its head, but maybe misses just how far capitalism is screwed. The principal cause he cites for the secular

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The Internet Divide in Asean Economics – Bernama

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

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TRPC Director in InterMedia, March 2015: “Impact of the Sharing Economy”

John Ure, Associate Professor and Director of TRPC, has written a ‘Briefing’ on the Impact of the Sharing Economy in the March 2015 issue of the InterMedia journal (Vol 43, Issue 1). “The modern sharing economy is small but growing – and

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TRPC Director on FT, 8 Mar 2015: “Society is hardly in need of champions of technology”

March 8, 2015 11:01 pm Society is hardly in need of champions of technology Sir, Jérôme Wittamer (Letters, March 6) totally misses the point of the impact of technological change on society, as does Walter Isaacson (“Luddites fear humanity will

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Don’t Overreact to North Korea’s Attack on Sony – Bloomberg View

Hollywood Goes to War 7 Dec 18, 2014 12:47 PM EST By The Editors Like so many Hollywood movies, North Korea’s offensive against Sony Pictures Entertainment could end badly — which is why U.S. officials have to be careful not

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TRPC Managing Director Lim May-Ann quoted on insights magazine article on “As the world embraces cloud, will IBM’s new cloud strategy survive the competition?”

Perceived as one of the business world’s most bureaucratic institutions, IBM has been impressively transparent in advancing its new, cloud-focused marketing mix. Citing its unsatisfying fiscal performance, the firm’s head, Ginni Rometty, told the world that the future of her

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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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Director, Peter Lovelock spoke on the panel of “Opportunities from TVWS” in Philippines, 9 Jun 2014

This post appeared on Gov’t says roll-out of TV White Space to coincide with digital TV migration on June 16, 2014. Despite the various obstacles that could impede or delay the widespread implementation of TV White Space in the country, the government

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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