About TRPC

TRPC is a boutique consulting and research firm with over 25 years experience in the telecommunications and ICT industries in the Asia-Pacific. We offer specialised advisory, research, and training services, with a focus on regulatory and strategic business issues, and possess an extensive network of industry experts and professionals throughout the region.

Our research focuses on the economics of telecommunications and information technology, and the policy and regulatory issues associated with national information infrastructure development, with an emphasis on the South-East and East Asian region. Our expertise encompasses both countries at with more developed ICT infrastructure (e.g. South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong) to those with fast-growing and emerging ICT industries (e.g. Indonesia, Vietnam).

Our recent work covers a range of up and coming areas such as broadband wireless access, mobile banking, mobile payments, and cloud computing, among others.

In recent years TRPC has worked with:

  • International organisations like the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, IFC, ITU, United Nations Development Project, UNESCAP;
  • Various industry organisations;
  • Government bodies; and
  • Multi-national IT and telecoms companies.

When working with private sector companies we cover telecommunication and IT-related issues, including

  • Research and reports across a range of key ICT topics
  • Strategic business advisory
  • Consulting and guidance for regional businesses expansion
  • ICT & Telecoms training workshops and forums

TRPC also offers in-house training courses tailored to the specific needs of companies, drawing upon the specialist skills and expertise of its associates, industry professionals with many years of experience. These courses are offered in collaboration with industry experts from different countries.

TRPC has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Beijing and on-the-ground presence or associates throughout the region. Feel free to contact us for more information.

The Technology Research Project (TRP) is renamed from its original name Telecommunications Research Project (TRP) which was first established with a grant from the HK Telecom Foundation in 1993 to carry out independent public policy research into information and communications technologies (ICTs) in Hong Kong and globally.

Dr John Ure has been the Director of the TRP from its inception. Since 1997 TRP became a self-funding research centre, originally based within the Centre of Asian Studies, and more recently within the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC). Over the years funds have been raised by donations from companies such as Nokia, KPMG, HKBN and others, notably those supporting the Telecoms InfoTechnology Forum (TIF) run by the TRP as a series of open seminars inclusive of academia, government, NGOs and the private sector.

Currently TRP receives donations from TRPC Pte Ltd, a private consultancy company founded by Dr John Ure and Dr Peter Lovelock in 2007. Dr John Ure divides his time between consulting for TRPC and publishing  papers and reports for agencies such as The World Bank, the ITU, UNESCAP, UNDP and others in his own name.

Dr John Ure is currently collaborating with the Faculty of Architecture in an application to the Government’s Innovation Technology Fund (ITF) that originated from TRP to support a pioneering public policy research Inter-Modal Transport Data Sharing Programme as a contribution to Hong Kong’s development as a smart city and addressing a particular concern of the Hong Kong Government. HKU Space is also participating.

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