Category Archives: Community

The myth of broadband in the Philippines

This article is a repost of my blog which originally appears in Telecom Asia, with their kind permission. The Philippines’ two major telcos, PLDT and Globe Telecom, are on an infrastructure investment roll. In July, PLDT announced completing its domestic fiber … Continue reading

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Peer(ing) Pressure: Why PLDT should give in (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

This article is a repost of my blog which originally appears in Telecom Asia, with their kind permission. Since the May-28 Senate hearing investigating the Philippines’ slow and expensive internet, local IP peering has gained traction and media has since caught … Continue reading

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Nothing to fear in peering: A conversation with Bitstop.ph (Part 2 of a 3-part series)

This article is a repost of my blog which originally appears in Telecom Asia, with their kind permission. Since the May-28 Senate hearing investigating the Philippines’ slow and expensive internet, local IP peering has gained traction and media has since caught … Continue reading

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African Technology Landscape

Historically, the use and development of ICT tools was not swift in Africa. Until the late ‘90s, ICT tools like web, VOIP, databases, mobile apps, computer software and online collaboration tools were not used extensively. Therefore, ICT was not really … Continue reading

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20 Years of Philippine Internet

This article is a repost of my blog which originally appears in Telecom Asia, with their kind permission.   I was 20 years old when I first got exposed to the internet. Having come from a family that did not own … Continue reading

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CPRsouth 2014 conference pushed back by six days to avoid clash with Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

CPRsouth 2014 in Johannesburg clashes with IGF 2014 in Istanbul.  Internet governance has assumed increased importance to the CPRsouth community in the aftermath of the controversial WCIT conference in 2012 and the Snowden revelations.  In recent years, IGF has been … Continue reading

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Simple example of how ICT makes life better

Though some people hold an opposite opinion, I think ICT has improved our lifestyles by introducing convenience into difficult activities and making telepresence a reality. Those who hold an opposing perspective to the aforementioned should remember that just like any … Continue reading

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When communication fails during a disaster

This article is a repost of my blog which originally appears in Telecom Asia, with their kind permission. On November 8, the Philippines was hit by Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall ever recorded … Continue reading

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State of Technology, Policy and Implementation of Financial Inclusion in India

Mr. Samit Ghosh, founder & managing director of Ujjivan Financial will be delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural session “State of Technology, Policy and Implementation of Financial Inclusion in India” of CPRsouth8/CPRafrica2013.  The conference will be from the 5-7 September … Continue reading

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CPRsouth paper in Telecom Policy journal

Congratulations to Moinul Zaber, paper presenter from CPRsouth6 for his publication in the Telecom Policy journal. (Direct link to the paper) Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2012.06.012 Twitter: https://twitter.com/share?original_referer=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2012.06.012 At CPRsouth6 Moinul presented the paper titled, “The impact of spectrum management policy on the penetration of 3G … Continue reading

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