19th ITS Biennial Conference, Bangkok 2012

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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)
2012Impacts of iPad attributes, Lifestyles and media dependency on adoption of iPad and intensity of iPad usage in Mainland ChinaKevin, Li Xinpeng
2012Migration factors among broadband services: Panel data analysisShinohar, Sobee; Akematsu, Yuji; Tsuji, Masatsugu
2012Re-inventing the telecommunications industryvan den Dam, Rob
2012The Effect of On-net/Off-net Differentiation and Heterogeneous Consumers on Network Size in Mobile Telecommunications – An Agent-based ApproachMuck, Johannes
2012The value of spectrum and the impact of the breakthrough for mobile data: The case of India, Sweden and ThailandMölleryd, Bengt G.; Markendahl, Jan
2012Expanding mobile wireless capacity: The challenges presented by technology and economicsClarke, Richard N.
2012Collaborative product development: The case of network operatorsHäberle, Robin; Grove, Nico
2012Predictors of mobile internet usage in 10 African countriesCalandro, Enrico; Wang, Rong
2012Analysis of digital terrestrial television development in TaiwanHuang, KuangChiu; Liao, Mei-han
2012Some insights in regulation and potential profitability off passive fiber infrastructure in EuropeVerbrugge, Sofie; Van der Wee, Marlies; Fernandez-Gallardo, Maria; Dobrajs, Kristaps; Pickavet, Mario
2012Seeking the Best Practices in rural agricultural informatization: Evidence from China's Sichuan ProvinceLiu, Chun
2012Standardization in technology adoption: A comparison of broadcast TV casesKim, Heejung
2012Social networking sites users' affective commitment: A combined viewZhang, Nan; Wang, Chong; Xu, Yan
2012Internet and broadband adoption in indigenous communities: An analysis of rural AlaskaHudson, Heather E.
2012Productivity grwoth and efficiency changes in the Mongolian mobile communications industryByambaakhuu, Badamasuren; Kwon, Youngsun; Rho, Jaejeung
2012Wide area commons: Current regulation and possibilities for the futureElsner, Jens; Weber, Arnd
2012Attitudes towards telework for continuity planning in JapanMaria, Bourna; Hitoshi, Mitomo
2012An empirical analysis of the effectiveness of Japan's official development assistance in the development of the Asian telecommunications sectorHatakeyama, Yuji; Mitomo, Hitoshi
2012Gender digital divide and online participation: A cross-national analysisChang, Younghoon; Shahzeidi, Mehri; Kim, Hyerin; Park, Myeong-cheol
2012A comparison analysis of smart phone competition model: Korean case and Japanese caseUeda, Masashi; Park, Yousin; Chen, Yunju
Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 77
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