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 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 Mobile wholesale and retail price interplay: The somewhat contrary case of South Africa in AfricaStork, Christoph; Gillwald, Alison
2012 The bilateral approach to reducing international mobile roaming charges and the application of the GATSRyan, Michael H.
2012 The policy deadlock of digitizing cable TV in Taiwan: An analytic hierarchy process on the stakeholders' interestsChou, Yuntsai
2012 Price elasticity estimation for converged telephone, data, and video servicesBanerjee, Aniruddha
2012 Open access networks and national broadband plans: Tales from downBeltrán, Fernando
2012 Analysis of digital terrestrial television development in TaiwanHuang, KuangChiu; Liao, Mei-han
2012 Internet and broadband adoption in indigenous communities: An analysis of rural AlaskaHudson, Heather E.
2012 A study on the ex-post regulation within the content ecosystem in KoreaHyenyoung, Yoon
2012 What drives individuals to access the internet mostly using a cell phone?Yook, Seungyun; Jung, Yumi
2012 Attitudes towards telework for continuity planning in JapanMaria, Bourna; Hitoshi, Mitomo
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 Wide area commons: Current regulation and possibilities for the futureElsner, Jens; Weber, Arnd
2012 Expanding mobile wireless capacity: The challenges presented by technology and economicsClarke, Richard N.
2012 Leadership development through online gamingNuangjumnonga, Tinnawat; Mitomo, Hitoshi
2012 Some insights in regulation and potential profitability off passive fiber infrastructure in EuropeVerbrugge, Sofie; Van der Wee, Marlies; Fernandez-Gallardo, Maria; Dobrajs, Kristaps; Pickavet, Mario
2012 Exploring mobile pricing strategies and innovations in the Thai mobile communications marketSrinuan, Chalita; Srinuan, Pratompong; Bohlin, Erik
2012 Convergence in action: A case study of the Norwegian internetHallingby, Hanne Kristine; Hartviksen, Gjermund; Elaluf-Calderwood, Silvia; Sørensen, Carsten
2012 Mobile service platform competitionNikou, Shahrokh; Bouwman, Harry
2012 Productivity grwoth and efficiency changes in the Mongolian mobile communications industryByambaakhuu, Badamasuren; Kwon, Youngsun; Rho, Jaejeung
Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 77
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