PH regulator to measure internet service performance

LIRNEasia participated in a series of public consultations and technical working group meetings conducted by the Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for the draft memorandum order on broadband quality of service, which is expected to be issued within the year.  This article originally appeared in TelecomAsia. Reposted here with permission. The National Read more

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 optic network worth 700-million pesos in Bohol province. In August, PLDT Read more

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 on. This articleby a popular online news site garnered 4,000 shares on Read more

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 on. This articleby a popular online news site garnered 4,000 shares on Read more

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 held in October-November and did not clash with CPRsouth.  Unfortunately, the Read more

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 in the world’s history. A vast expanse of the provinces on Read more

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 2013 at the Infosys campus, Mysore India. Mr. Samit Ghosh Founder Read more