LIRNEasia is a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific

Monthly Archives: September, 2005

Motorola for sub$30 handset for “unconnected”

GSM Association

Link to full story Motorola selected to supply affordable and robust handsets for second phase of programme to ‘connect the unconnected’ Singapore 27th September 2005: The mobile industry has driven the wholesale cost of mobile phones to below US$30 as part of the GSM Association (GSMA) programme to make mobile telephony affordable for people in […]

LIRNEasia’s Singapore Course Program Finalized

A course on telecom reform, including World Dialogue on Regulation Expert Forum Catalyzing change: Strategies to achieve connectivity and convergence LIRNEasia and LIRNE.NET in association with School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA). Held at The Elizabeth Singapore Hotel UPDATED PROGRAM

Colloquium: Developing a Knowledge Base for Telecom Reform in Asia: Measures of Quality and Usability

Sujata Gamage (slides will be posted shortly) DISCUSSION:On ‘national innovation system’ DG: much  of our work is outside the ‘national’ framework.RS: we want to do Asian research to be used the region. think cutting edge leading universities in the REGION, not in any one country. usable knowledge = it is policy-relevant.  SG: 1st order connectivity […]

LIVE BLOG: Colloquium: WiFi Access Innovation case study

Divakar presents findings of his study that assesses the success of WiFi based expansion of Internet access and identifies the conditions that gave rise to this innovation in Indonesia. DG: Indonesia is a challenging country to connect. 17000 islands. teledensity is 12%, compares poorly with its neighbors. Internet penetration is far lower than Asian average. […]

LIRNEasia at WSIS, Tunis

Pro-Poor Pro-Market Regulation Reform (PPPM) From IDRC’s website World Summit on the information Society, Kram Centre, Tunis, November 17, 2005 Conference Organisers: the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Information for Development Program of the World Bank (infoDev) LIRNE.NET and the World Dialogue on Regulation (WDR) LIRNEasia Research ICT Africa (RIA) Diálogo regional sobre la sociedad […]

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