Ministry of Communications and IT wraps up public consultation on proposed rules governing the local telecom sector market, but how do the regulations measure up with international best practices?
This ZDNet blog is hosted by lawyers from two law firms, Pinsent Masons and Olswang, who specialize in the Asia-Pacific ICT sector.
We are still talking about the potential of virtual currencies, despite all the considerable advances in technology over the last 20 years, the significant spread of globalization, and how it might impact financial transactions.
Is it possible to have a CSR strategy built around online services? Telcos, for instance, can offer one hour free Internet access to locals who wouldn't otherwise have Web access in return for every hour of roaming fees earned.
Asia's Internet giants including Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu, are under-priced in light of Twitter's IPO price tag of US$26 per share, especially since they offer more sophisticated features than the microblogging site.
Post-revolution path undertaken by Tunisian Internet Agency demonstrates there will be work for those in the public sector, transitioning from one of censoring to promoting the Internet.
Asia-Pacific lacks a consistent approach to digital payments. One of the key challenges is to develop regulation that balances the need for appropriate intervention and oversight without stifling innovation.
Civil society and the technical community influenced the early direction of the internet and if the Internet Society has its way, they will continue to influence the development of the internet, true to its ground-up, "for the people" roots.
Refusal by the Hong Kong government to grant a license to operate free-to-air television services has been perceived to have wider implications, and Mainland China's influence, on the freedom of speech in the territory.
The IT vendor community, with the likes of Google and Microsoft, turns up in full force at the Internet Governance Forum in Bali this week where delegates discuss the need to keep the Internet trustworthy.
What does the Internet mean for the next generation? Bryan Tan speaks with two young IT professionals from Nepal and Trinidad and Tobago at the Internet Governance Forum this week in Bali, Indonesia.