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Mobile Payments in China & Asia

Session One: ‘Mobile Payments in China’ persuasive essays Session Chair/ Moderator: Peter Kan, Partner, KPMG Presenters Alamusi, Head of Policy Committee, China E-Commerce Association of MII Zhang Bin, Managing Director, China Union Mobile Pay Greg Shen, CEO & President, SmartPay

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Mobile Payments in Singapore & the Asia Pacific

2.00pm – 6.00 pm, Thursday, 17th January 2008 Guinness Theatre, The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore Session One: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm – ‘Mobile Payments in Singapore: Prospects & Pitfalls’ Session Chair: Assoc. Prof. John Ure, Director, TRPC Presenters John

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Mobile Futures: Payments and Games

Mobile payments (m-payments) are any chain of payments initiated by use of a mobile device. They range in type from one-way (remittances) and two-way Person2Person to C2C, B2C and B2B, and in business model from mobile network operator (MNO) –

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Singapore’s Broadband Future: the iN2015 Initiative

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Radio spectrum issues in Hong Kong: Avoiding another cable blackout?

Hong Kong’s spectrum policy review has been undertaken by the CITB policy bureau, not by OFTA, the regulator, and in small but significant ways departs from the philosophy of past policy and regulation by dropping technology neutrality with respect to

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Fixed Mobile Convergence in Hong Kong

Session One: M.H.Au, Director General OFTA – Time to Deregulate FMC? Jeremy Godfrey, Partner, PA Consulting – The Right and Wrong Way towards FMC John Ure, Director of the TRP – Pay PNETS, Get Monkeys?   Session Two: Stuart Chiron,

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e-Security in the Broadband Age

Microsoft sponsored the following Telecoms InfoTechnology Forum on e-Security in the Broadband Age, a topic of growing concern with the spread of “always-on” wired and wireless broadband networks, and a shift from nuisance spamming and disruptive hacking to more discrete

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Broadband, broadcast and content: where does Hong Kong stand?

Session A1/B1: Where Does Hong Kong Stand? abortion argumentative essay Speakers: John Ure, Director of the Telecommunications Research Project Francis Ho, Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology (Communications and Technology Branch) M.H. Au, Director General of the Office of

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Health Informatics in Hong Kong

We have ‘islands of data’ about patients, unconnected from other. There is still a dependence on clinicians to remember vast amounts of information. Healthcare professionals spend a significant proportion of their time on paperwork, yet that paperwork remains poor and prone to error.

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IP Telephony and Voice over Broadband

Over 150 participants turned up for this TIF, sponsored by Cisco Systems, PCCW synthesis essay Limited (PCCW) and Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN)—the largest turnout so far for any of these forums. Was this due to the threat of legal

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DTTN, RFID Tagging and Implications for Telecoms

  Session Chair: John Hammond, of the Hong Kong Logistics Council and chair of the e- Logs Working Group Session One: Presenters: Peter Stokes, Senior Vice President(DTTN) Tradelink Edward Zeng, President of the RFID China Forum, founder and CEO of

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Economics of Software Development

The convergence of telecom and IT has been happening since telecom turned digital and became increasingly a software driven industry. Both have become General Purpose Technologies (GPTs) meaning that they have not only both undergone revolutionary changes but they also

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Hong Kong as Asia’s Wireless Development Centre

In November 2002 a proposal from the TIF conference was for the establishment of a Wireless Development Centre. In December 2003 the HKWDC opened at Cyberport with Stephen Lai appointed as Centre Director. Support for the proposal from the Commerce,

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FDI in Telecommunications Services Asia

The paper begins by looking at the data on the scale of investment in the telecommunication services sector across the Asia Pacific region, the reactions to 1997,and traces the country differences, which are displayed in graph form in Appendix 3.

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Putting Service into Broadband

Hong Kong often compares itself, and is compared by others, with Singapore, South writing an essay about yourself Korea, Japan and other advanced centres of telecommunications, but often the value of doing so is questionable. It is true that the

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Telecoms and SARS

SARS: has telecoms and IT played any significant role in the fight against SARS? Videoconferencing helped relatives keep in touch with patients, and some authorities used digital tags and video to monitor quarantined cases. Companies made greater use of teleworking,

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Interconnection Revisited: Time for a Change or Not?

Type II Interconnection: no topic is more important or disputed in telecoms than interconnection, especially at the local loop, therwise know as unbundled local loop and in Hong Kong as Type II interconnection. This is especially true when the customer

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Competition in the Local Loop: unbundling or unbungling?

What is the aim of unbundling? It is an end in itself, or a means to an end? If the former then perhaps the answer is structural separation between wholesale and retail. If the latter, how do we know when

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Mergers and Acquisitions: a telecoms policy for Hong Kong?

In December 2002 OFTA provided Legco with an Explanatory Note 1 of guidelines to its approach to mergers and acquisitions, competition policy and regulation. This comes at a time when telecommunication markets globally have suffered a downturn and the prophets

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Next Generation Wireless Services in Hong Kong

The future healthy development of the content and applications sector for Web and server-based wireless and mobile services is something that holds great promise for the Hong Kong economy, but it comes with an unusual set of challenges. First, the

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IP Networking: Is the jury ready with its verdict?

Panel One: write essays for money Frankie Sum, Managing Director, Cisco Systems Hong Kong Ltd – Next Generation Networks Ricky Wong, CEO, Hong Kong Broadband – IP for network operators Dr. Peter Lovelock, MFC Insight and Deputy Director, TRP –

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Digital entertainment, home networking and ‘digital hubs’

One of the industries the Hong Kong SAR Government has identified as having good potential to develop in Hong Kong based upon the territory’s past history in the film and toys sectors and in its current excellence in telecommunications infrastructure,

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Home Networking, Internet Appliances, Digital TV and The Changing Role of The Consumer Electronics Industry

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Cambodia: Networks, Services and Regulatory Reform

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Regulating Telecom Pricing in Wholesale and Retail Markets

The 1990s was the decade of telecommunications liberalization in Asia-Pacific, including Hong Kong, and the 2000s is likely to be the decade of regulatory stock taking, review and revision. Some liberal reforms have gone well, notably in the cellular mobile

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Bandwidth Capacity in Hong Kong

Bandwidth coming into Hong Kong by submarine cable or by satellite is the lifeblood of Hong Kong’s role as the premier elecommunications hub in East Asia. In 1998 the exclusive licence of Hongkong Telecom International (HKTI) was terminated by greement

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E-business and E-market places

The bursting of the dot.com bubble has inevitably swung the sentiment of capital markets and investors against Webbased commerce, especially where no signs of profitability are in sight. What’s left after all  the hype and the mythology? And what will

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Third Generation (3G) Auctions for Hong Kong?

The UK 3G auctions raised US$34 billion against conventional business model evaluations of £1.5 – 2 billion. The German auctions US$46 billion, but the Dutch and New Zealand auction prices were very low. What are the lessons for Hong Kong?

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The Case Against Auctions in Hong Kong

To auction or not to auction, is that the question? Or is it Hamlet without the prince? What exactly is being auctioned when bids totaling $33.8 billion are raised in the UK by third generation (3G) mobile telecommunications licenses? These

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Telecoms in the Internet Age

Session One: Session Chair: John Ure, Director of the Telecommunications Research Project, University of Hong Kong Speakers: Norman Yuen, Deputy CEO of CWHKT Alex Arena, MD of PCCW Session Two: Session Chair: Stephen Lau, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong

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Telecoms, the Net and China’s WTO entry

External pressure on China to liberalize its telecoms sector had been strongly resisted by the old Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and its successor, the Ministry of Information Industries, both headed by Minister Wu Jichuan. Yet within China there

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Broadband in Hong Kong

Broadband is not just about increasing bandwidth or speed of switching and transmission, it is also about compression. The digital compression and multiplexing of traffic into it-streams, and the compression of the original seven OSI layers into a new multi-tiered

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Hong Kong: A Test-Bed For Third Generation (3-G) Wireless?

  Session One: What is the 3G Market? Chairperson: Richard Midgett, General Manager, Mobile Services,  International Business, Cable & Wireless HKT, and Chair 1998/99 of the GSM MOU Speakers: Jan Malm, Executive Vice President, Mobile Systems, Ericsson China Ltd Paul

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Hong Kong as an Internet Financial Hub

In this position paper we address the impact of e-commerce – and, in particular, the emergence of electronic banking and finance – on Hong Kong’s position as a regional financial hub, and the government’s intention to establish Hong Kong as

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The Internet and Hong Kong’s Future as a Financial Hub

One of the promises of the Internet is that it lowers costs by minimizing transaction costs and expediting distribution processes. Companies are able to cut purchasing and storage costs, for example, by more effectively managing supplier relationships, streamlining logistics and

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E-Commerce in Hong Kong

  Session One: The importance of e-commerce for Hong Kong Speakers Chair: Professor Charles Kao Speakers: Mrs Jessie Ting, Deputy Secretary for Information Technology & Broadcasting Bureau Anthony Sylvester, Sidley & Austin Stephen McKay, Director Electronic Commerce, Andersen Consulting  

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Regulating Convergence

The concept of deregulation originally appeared deceptively simple: the lifting or abolishing of government regulations in order to allow markets to work more freely, as posited by classical capitalist economic theory. Proponents believed that government regulations distorted the efficiet working

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Television Policy In An Era of Convergence

Just as the communications industries have been “coming together”, so too the various policy-makers have found themselves meeting at the crossroads of convergence. The problem which we seek to highlight through this document is that policy-makers need to forge a

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Hong Kong’s Broadcasting and New Media Services

  Session One: The Future of Broadcasting Regulation in Hong Kong Speakers: Mrs Rita Lau, Deputy Secretary for Information Technology & Broadcasting Stephen Ng Tin-hoi, Managing Director, Wharf Cable TV Raymond Wong, Assistant Managing Director, TVB Discussant: Dr Paul Lee

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Hong Kong’s IT Future

Session One: Hong Kong’s IT Future and the role of Government Speakers: Kwong Ki Chi, Secretary of the Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau Annie Tang, Deputy Director-General of Industry Department Anthony Au, Coalition of Service Industries and President of HK

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Hong Kong 2000- What follows the framework agreement?

The theme of Hong Kong 2000 – What Follows the Framework Agreement? was really focused upon the difficulties in balancing the interests of consumers who are looking for greater choice over higher bandwidths at lower prices, and local service providers

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Joint Venturing in China Telecoms

This background briefing paper for the Telecommunications InfoTech Forum does not claim to be comprehensive, but it does aim to give an overview of joint venturing in China’s telecoms to date, together with a systemic review of LianTong (China Unicom)

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China’s Telecoms: Law, Policy, Regulations and Characteristics

Telecommunications policy in China is quite well defined. That this is so stands in contradiction to the widespread belief among foreign companies eager to penetrate the market who seem to believe that China is groping its way towards an opening

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Multimedia: Trends and Prospects

Multimedia is about the handling of information in multiple means (media). Apart from text, information can be represented or “coded” as graphics, image (such as still picture), sound (voice, music) and video (moving picture). Multimedia enables richer and arguably better

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Technology and Stock Markets

Confidence is vital to the success of a financial centre. ‘My word is my bond’ was never a water-tight basis for financial trading, but it went a long way towards establishing the reputation of the world’s major centres. So is

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Competition in Hong Kong’s Telecoms

The opening of Hong Kong’s domestic fixed line telecommunications services to competition has had some strange outcomes. The main one being a price war over international calls – which were supposed to remain the preserve of the previous fixed-line monopoly

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Mobile Telephony: for how long a licence to print money?

As of March 1996, Hong Kong had 717,400 digital mobile subscribers and 69,700 analogue subscribers—a huge jump from 12 months earlier when the numbers were 274,400 and 213,200 respectively. The biggest single reason for this growth is the price war

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Getting Wired

Data Networking on the edge of a breakthrough in China. download word for mac   Downloads: 1996-05_TIF_GettingWired_BriefingPaper

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The quality and range of telecom and network services

Hong Kong has been a telecommunications hub for the Far East since the early 60s when the Americans and Europeans started presence in this part of the world. Cable & Wireless and the Hong Kong Telephone Company were the only

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Information Technology in the Banking and Financial Sectors

Banks first started using computers linked to telecommunications systems in a big way in the 1970s and 1980s, when local area networks allowed them to start automating accounts—and thus to introduce automatic teller machines (ATMs) which customers could use to

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Taiwan’s Telecom Reforms

Taiwan’s state-owned telecommunications system is highly profitable. But traditionally most of the money earned from it has been transferred to the government rather than reinvested. In 1993, for example, the Directorate-General of Telecommunications had a surplus of NT$31 billion; it

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