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 Exploring organizational adoption of cloud computing in SingaporeTan, Margaret; Lin, Trisha T. C.
2012 A study on the ex-post regulation within the content ecosystem in KoreaHyenyoung, Yoon
2012 Municipal driven fiber access network rolloutVan Ooteghem, Jan; Casier, Koen; Verbrugge, Sofie; Colle, Didier; Pickavet, Mario; De Heyn, Luc; Meersman, Raf; Rosseau, Bart
2012 Diverse paths in improving broadband availability: Deductive inference from the perspective of neo-institutional economicsMitsuyama, Nahoko; Mitomo, Hitoshi
2012 An analysis of Google entry and positioning in Unified Communications for the business customers marketVialle, Pierr
2012 A comparison analysis of smart phone competition model: Korean case and Japanese caseUeda, Masashi; Park, Yousin; Chen, Yunju
2012 Competing or aligning? Assessment for Telecom operator's strategy to address OTT TVAidi, Laili; Markendahl, Jan; Tollmar, Konrad; Blennerud, Greger
2012 Gender digital divide and online participation: A cross-national analysisChang, Younghoon; Shahzeidi, Mehri; Kim, Hyerin; Park, Myeong-cheol
2012 Adoption of mGovernment service initiative in developing countries: A citizen-centric public service delivery perspectiveOghuma, Apollos Patricks; Park, Myeong-cheol; Rho, Jae Jeung
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 Productivity grwoth and efficiency changes in the Mongolian mobile communications industryByambaakhuu, Badamasuren; Kwon, Youngsun; Rho, Jaejeung
2012 Internet and broadband adoption in indigenous communities: An analysis of rural AlaskaHudson, Heather E.
2012 A comparative analysis of soft computing techniques used to estimate missing precipitation recordsKajornrit, Jesada; Wong, Kok Wai; Fung, Chun Che
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 High-definition content and file sharing networksPotgieter, Petrus H.
2012 Enhancing broadband development and internet usages for improving networks and services in APEC member economies: Bridging the digital divideFredebeul-Krein, Markus; Steingröver, Markus
2012 Mobile wholesale and retail price interplay: The somewhat contrary case of South Africa in AfricaStork, Christoph; Gillwald, Alison
2012 Predictors of mobile internet usage in 10 African countriesCalandro, Enrico; Wang, Rong
2012 NGA investments: A departure from the existing cost and demand structure assumptionsTselekounis, Markos; Maniadakis, Dimitris; Varoutas, Dimitris
Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 77
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