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Colloquium: Inclusive KBE: Methodology for Value Chain Analysis

The colloquium was led by Sriganesh Lokanthan. The objective of this colloquium was to develop an appropriate methodology for conducting value-chain analyses in the agricultural sector, in the context of mobilising ICTs, in particular, for developing an inclusive knowledge-based economy. The objectives of the study are: Achieve an in‐depth understanding of how innovations related to ICTs […]

Colloquium:The Mobile Phone: A Gateway To Financial Inclusiveness for the Bottom of the Pyramid?

The Colloquim was conducted by Arusha Cooray from Australia. Joint study by Arusha Cooray, Nirmali Sivapragasam and Harsha de Silva Remittance inflows into the developing economies have increased tenfold from US $31,058 million to US$ 327,591 over the 1990 to 2008 period Initiatives taken by policymakers of  developing economies to promote  the use of information […]

Colloquium: mHealth Revolutionizing Public Health in India and Sri Lanka

The Colloquim was conducted by Nuwan Waidyanatha from China while Chamindu Sampath projected the slides at LIRNEasia. Introduction to research The project is taking place in Kurunagala and Tamil Nadu. In 24 health sub centres and 4 public Helath Centres in Tamil Nadu and in Sri Lanka in 12 Hostpitals Disease infomation The system architecture […]

Colloquium: TRE Afghanistan

Colloquium was conducted by Sriganesh Lokanathan. Data was collected from Jan – Apr 2009. Profile of Afghanistan. 25 Mn Population. Land locked country. MoU per year 399 incoming, 414 outgoing. Due to high prices. Most investment from FDI. 55Mn comes from local sources additional 40 mn came from Afghan telecom. 6 year CAGR stands at […]

Colloquium: An efficient bus-ticket system for Sri Lanka: Possibilities for a Mobile2.0 solution

The colloquium was conducted by Harsha de Silva, PhD. Harsha began by explaining that the paper focus both on trains and buses, but in this colloquium will focus on the Bus transport. 75% of passenger transport is via public transport and of that 93% by bus and 7% by train. Roughly 5500 SLCTB and 18000 […]

Colloquium: Awareness and use of m-remittance services: is there potential at the BOP?

The colloquium was conducted by Nirmali Sivapragasam. The colloquium began by that the paper is based on the T@BOP data set. The Research questions are: How aware are low-income Asian migrant workers of m-remittance services ? What socio-economic characteristics determine a migrant worker’s level of awareness? What are possible demand-side and supply-side barriers to greater […]

Colloquium: Leveraging Mobile 2.0 for Agricultural Market Access in India

This colloquium was presented by Sriganesh Lokanathan, LIRNEasia. Objective: to find out how Mobile 2.0 services are and can be used in the agricultural market. Mobile 2.0 services are defined as services for more-than-voice, can include both one-way and two-way information. Agricultural sector in Asia: Share of GDP is quite high even in 2009 12.8% […]

Colloquium: The Willingness to Pay for Mobile Telephony Services Among Low Income Households in Six Countries of Asia

This colloquium was presented by Sangamitra Ramachander, PhD student, Oxford university. This is an early draft, and the paper may change significantly. This is based on findings from the Teleuse@BOP3 project. The context is that in a variety of sectors, private sector do not have prior experience in serving low income and rural markets; however, […]

Green ICT: Asking the Right Questions

The colloquium was conducted by Nalaka Gunawardena. The colloquium began by Nalaka explaining the big picture; Climate change and energy use.  Global warming is not new but the rate of global warming is. There is a multiplicity of gases causing global warming and their sources. Looking at the Green House Gas (GHG) mix, Carbon Dioxide […]

Mobile Number Portability in emerging South Asia

The colloquium was conducted by Tahani Iqbal, Research Fellow, LIRNEasia. Mobile number portability refers to the ability for customers to retain the same number, irrespective of the operator they choose to subscribe to. The most obvious benefit of this to customers is that it lowers switching costs.  One question that arises is whether it shifts […]

Colloquium: Identifying conditions for the delivery of m-government services to the BOP: India

The presentation was made by Prof. Subhash Bhatnagar. The presentation began by Prof. Bhatnagar explaining the research objectives; extention of e-governmaent to mobile platforms as well as the strategic use of government services and applications which are only possible using cellular/mobile telephones, laptop computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and wireless internet infrastructure. Why are we […]

Colloquium: Telecommunication regulation in M-banking

This colloquium was conducted by Erwin Alampay. E-Banking refers provision of retail and small value banking products and services through electronic channels. This includes deposit taking, lending, account management, the provision of financial advise, electronic bill payment and the provision of other electronic payment products and services such as electronic money. = M-banking: financial services delivered via mobile […]

Colloquium: Freedom of Expression in Mobile Content: Pakistan

The presentation was made Hina Sarfaraz. The colloquium started with the looking at Governance of ICT with the definitions: Defined as Freedom of Expression(FoE): information which might annoy, disturb, terrorise or disgust, or, would engage, educate, inform and uplift. Role of Government in ensuring FoE and basic right to know is taken as a role […]

Colloquium: Business Models for Delivering Mobile Value-Added Services

This colloquium was conducted by Puree Sirasoonthorn. The objective of this paper is to examine the business model that BuzzCity operationalizes in Thailand. BuzzCity is a developer of global wireless communities and consumer services. Established in 1999 in Singapore, BuzzCity today operates the world’s leading wireless community – for two distinct audiences: the newly connected emerging […]

Colloquium: An evaluation of different models for the issuance of licenses for service provision and frequencies

The presentation was done by Payal Malik. The presentation began by Payal explaining that there is a certain level of abstraction in the topic. It is excepted by most that deleivering telecom connectivity and services helps development. The challenge now lies in go beyond voice and to see how the BOP can benefit from connectivity. […]


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