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Torres: On Internet (Asia) - ppt with notes

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Torres: On Internet (Asia) - ppt with notes

  1. 1. Towards Better Use of the Internet among Asian Countries<br />William T Torres, PhD<br />wttorres@gmail.com<br />Malaysian Research and Education Network <br />Seminar, 27-28 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur<br />
  2. 2. Introduction/Outline<br /> Convergence of Communications<br /> and Computing  ICT<br />ICT Infrastructure and ICT Applications<br />ICT and the Internet<br /> Internet in Asia<br />Where we are now<br />Where we should be going<br />9/15/2010<br />2<br />
  3. 3. World Telecommunication/ICT Development <br />Report 2010<br />MONITORING THE WSIS TARGETS A mid-term review<br />The following quotes are from the Foreword of the above report:<br />“As this report shows, tremendous progress has been made over the past decade, with close to five billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide at the end of 2010, and almost two billion people throughout the world now having access to the Internet.”<br />9/15/2010<br />3<br />
  4. 4. “But there is still a vast amount of work to be done. In particular, we need to bring affordable fast broadband access within reach of the great majority of the world’s people — noting today that three quarters of the world’s inhabitants still have no access to the Internet at all. So what we need is to see a rapid and equitable spread of broadband networks matching the extraordinary growth of mobile cellular networks over the past decade.” <br />9/15/2010<br />4<br />
  5. 5. “The key – as this report acknowledges – will be in recognizing that broadband networks deliver benefits right across society, and can quickly pay for themselves in terms of the savings gained through the more efficient provision of essential services such as healthcare, education, power, water, transportation and e-government.”<br />End of Quotes<br />9/15/2010<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Internet Backbone connecting Asia and rest of the World<br />9/15/2010<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Philippine Research, Education, and Government Information Network <br />9/15/2010<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Extracted from: World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report 2010<br /> MONITORING THE WSIS TARGETS:A mid-term review<br />9/15/2010<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Extracted from: World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report 2010<br /> MONITORING THE WSIS TARGETS:A mid-term review<br />9/15/2010<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Radio, TV and Internet are included under ICT <br />Extracted from: World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report 2010<br /> MONITORING THE WSIS TARGETS: A mid-term review<br />9/15/2010<br />10<br />
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  15. 15. WSIS Targets (1)<br />1. To connect villages with ICTs and establish community access points<br />2. To connect universities, colleges, secondary schools and primary schools with ICTs<br />3. To connect scientific and research centres with ICTs<br />4. To connect public libraries, cultural centres, museums, post offices and archives with ICTs<br />5. To connect health centres and hospitals with ICTs<br />6. To connect all local and central government departments and establish websites and e-mail addresses<br />9/15/2010<br />15<br />
  16. 16. WSIS Targets (2)<br /> 7. To adapt all primary and secondary school curricula <br />to meet the challenges of the information society,<br /> taking into account national circumstances<br /> 8. To ensure that all of the world’s population have access<br /> to television and radio services<br /> 9. To encourage the development of content and put in <br />place technical conditions in order to facilitate the <br /> presence and use of all world languages on the Internet<br />10. To ensure that more than half the world’s inhabitants<br /> have access to ICTs within their reach <br />9/15/2010<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Development Strategies<br />ICT infrastructure <br />Can consist of a few or (grow into) many layers<br />It must be flexible to accommodate the evolution brought about by fast-paced changes in both the technology and demands of society. <br />As end-users become ICT-savvy, they will develop applications on their own; thus, the ICT infrastructure must readily adapt to this new and changing working environment. <br />Quickening the pace of ICT development<br /> More “technopreneurs” to develop/support an ever increasing number of applications in a variety of markets, e.g., health, education, entertainment, e-commerce, etc.<br />9/15/2010<br />17<br />
  18. 18. “Symbiosis” in the development of ICT applications and of ICT infrastructure<br />Providing access to ICT services for the people outside the cities is feasible but is hindered by the high cost of reaching out to them. <br />Using wireless broadband can extend the reach of the telecom networks; it can also lower the cost of services to the end-users provided that the applications are quickly deployed as soon as the appropriately configured ICT infrastructures are ready.<br />Making heterogeneous infrastructures and/or applications interoperate can lower the costs to the users. For example, certain applications can have some components that run on the mobile phone infrastructure and other components can run on the Internet. <br />9/15/2010<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Thank you!<br />9/15/2010<br />19<br />

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