Telecommunications Infotech Forum
The Telecommunications InfoTechnology Forum (TIF) is run by TRPC Pte Ltd (Singapore) to promote discussion of issues of topical interest in the converging fields of telecommunications, IT and new media. It is held in different economies of the Asia Pacific region, principally China, Hong Kong SAR and Singapore.
TIF was established by the Technology Research Project (TRP) at the University of Hong Kong in January 1996 as a small monthly gathering of around 30 participants. From March 1998 it adopted a larger quarterly format with over 100 participants. The sponsorship money raised by TIF went to fund a student scholarship and the research programme of the TRP, which in turn provided briefing papers and executive summaries for each forum.
These papers represent a valuable resource for the debates and analysis of the period, ranging from issues of telecoms policy and regulation such as spectrum management and unbundling the local loop, to applications of IT in areas such as eHealth to proprietary and open source software licensing issues.
TIF Ltd is a registered company in Hong Kong.