19th ITS Biennial Conference, Bangkok 2012


This collection contains the conference papers from the

19th ITS Biennial Conference
Bangkok, 18-21 November 2012

"Moving Forward with Future Technologies: Opening a Platform for All"

The merging of previously separate technical worlds has ushered in a new era of openness in telecommunications technology. With the integration of fixed and mobile Web 2.0 technologies; for example, third parties are increasingly being given open access to telecommunications networks as a platform through which to communicate, to interact and to innovate. But what does this mean for the future of telecommunications?
For service providers and for consumers, this translates to reduced costs, improvements in service quality and greater choice. This change has also brought new commercial opportunities and, through the emergence of online social networking, has prompted changes in marketing strategies. Service users and consumers, meanwhile, are now being transformed from passive consumers to confident, active players, capable of generating their own news and information. Online technologies also now permeate public policy areas, as the emergence of e-government, e-healthcare and e-education demonstrate. Efficient and environmentally friendly technologies also offer ways of combating global energy dependency and of supporting green movements.
But these benefits should not, however, obscure the associated challenges posed by telecommunications technologies. A significant digital divide still remains between industrialized and developing countries as well as between different socio-economic groups within these societies. At the same time, governments face the challenge of implementing a new regulatory paradigm with the integration of new technologies and the establishment of greater open access capabilities. Ultimately, this process requires ongoing international cooperation; it requires government, private sector, the internet technical community, civil society and individual users to jointly shape the development of new technology and the policy environment for the future of the telecommunications economy.

Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 77
Year of PublicationTitleAuthor(s)
2012 Effectiveness of public funding for rural telecom and broadband: Lessons from the universal service obligation fund, IndiaJain, Rekha
2012 Social networking sites users' affective commitment: A combined viewZhang, Nan; Wang, Chong; Xu, Yan
2012 The review of the ITU's international telecommunication regulations: A threat or an opportunity for the internet?Amendola, Giovanni Battista; Pupillo, Lorenzo Maria; Giannetto, Boris
2012 Analysis of digital terrestrial television development in TaiwanHuang, KuangChiu; Liao, Mei-han
2012 Access regulation in the next generation access network environment: A comparative study of Hong Kong and Singapore from the transaction cost economics perspectivesHo, Au Man
2012 The obligation to serve for telecommunications services: Divergent policy paths in Canada and the USCherry, Barbara A.
2012 Innovative Information and Knowledge Sharing Platform for Business Sector: Focus on Intranet-based Social Network ServiceKim, Jimin; Chang, Younghoon; Lee, Sangman; Park, Myeong-cheol
2012 On co-opetition between mobile network operators: Why and how competitors cooperateMarkendahl, Jan; Mölleryd, Bengt G.
2012 Internet going mobile: Internet access and usage in eleven African countriesStork, Christoph; Calandro, Enrico; Gillwald, Alison
2012 The value of spectrum and the impact of the breakthrough for mobile data: The case of India, Sweden and ThailandMölleryd, Bengt G.; Markendahl, Jan
2012 The e-book business model of the mobile phone services in TaiwanTseng, Kuo-feng
2012 The Effect of On-net/Off-net Differentiation and Heterogeneous Consumers on Network Size in Mobile Telecommunications – An Agent-based ApproachMuck, Johannes
2012 Mobile ecosystems in global transition: Driving factors of becoming a mobile ecosystem enabled. A comparison between the US and JapanKoeder, Marco Josef; Tanaka, Ema; Misawa, Kaori
2012 Enhancing rural connectivity through an extended internet cafés business modelsWilliams, Idongesit; Gyaase, Patrick Ohemeng; Falch, Morten
2012 The bilateral approach to reducing international mobile roaming charges and the application of the GATSRyan, Michael H.
2012 Competing or aligning? Assessment for Telecom operator's strategy to address OTT TVAidi, Laili; Markendahl, Jan; Tollmar, Konrad; Blennerud, Greger
2012 Cloud computing adoption and determining factors in different industries: A case study of ThailandKeesookpun, Chutipong; Mitomo, Hitoshi
2012 Value network orchestration of a cognitive radio platformTaparia, Ankit; Basaure, Arturo; Casey, Thomas R.
2012 The role of media and ICT to motivate people to take post-quake recovery action: An evidence of the Pythagorean EffectMitomo, Hitoshi; Otsuka, Tokio; Kimura, Mikio
2012 Impacts of iPad attributes, Lifestyles and media dependency on adoption of iPad and intensity of iPad usage in Mainland ChinaKevin, Li Xinpeng
Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 77
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