ISBN 9780761932727,Asia Unplugged : The Wireless and Mobile Media Boom in the Asia-Pacific

Asia Unplugged : The Wireless and Mobile Media Boom in the Asia-Pacific


SAGE Response



SAGE Response

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780761932727

ISBN-10 0761932720

Hard Back

Number of Pages 472 Pages
Language (English)

Information Technology

Wireless is the hottest technology and media sector in the world today?and Asia is at the centre of the action. This volume captures the flavour and implications of these fast-paced developments by providing a comprehensive, detailed and insightful look at the wireless scenario in the Asia-Pacific. It charts the growth of the wireless ecosystem across the region, highlights the valuable lessons learned by the pioneers, and contextualises these themes with developments in other parts of the world including the US and Europe. With contributions from numerous experts in the region, the book includes 16 thematic chapters, 10 book reviews, and profiles of 10 countries?Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal and Bangladesh. Table of Contents Preface I. OVERALL THEMES: The Wireless Tsunami: An Asia-Pacific Panorama MADANMOHAN RAO Mobilising the Internet?Asian-style LARA SRIVASTAVA Location-based Services: The Killer App of the Mobile World? CHAS SWEETING Wi-Fi: Will the Asian Tiger Roar? SUBHA RAMA Wireless in the Local Loop: Towards Connecting India ASHOK JHUNJHUNWALA Wireless and Mobile Impacts on News and Entertainment: The ?Third? Media Ecosystem MADANMOHAN RAO M-commerce: Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities SUNANDA SANGWAN Organisational Impact: Wireless in Industry, Government and Education MADANMOHAN RAO Knowledge Management and Wireless Ecosystems: Exploring Mutual Synergies MADANMOHAN RAO The Flexible Wireless Classroom: Impact on Teaching JUNE GASSIN and SOM NAIDU Wireless in Asia: Investor/Equity Dynamics LOUDON OWEN and PAUL GARDNER SingTel Group: Multiple Services, Multiple Markets?Case Study MICHAEL SAINSBURY Legal Issues in the Internet and Mobile Arenas: Asia-Pacific Roundup TAN MIN-LIANG Convergence of Old and New Wireless Worlds: Challenges for Policymakers LAINA RAVEENDRAN GREENE Radio Communications, Mobile Telephony and Regulation in India?Case Study T H CHOWDARY The Cellphone and the Crowd: Messianic Politics in the Contemporary Philippines VICENTE L RAFAEL II. COUNTRY PROFILES: Japan: At the Cutting Edge of the Wireless Information Society SHINICHI SAITO South Korea: Broadband Pioneer?The Wireless Way of Life JOHN LEE Singapore: Powered by InfoComm LUNITA MENDOZA Australia: Early Adopter of Wireless MICHAEL SAINSBURY India: The ?Mobile Party? Begins, but Wi-Fi Languishes MADANMOHAN RAO China: Mobile Superpower LUNITA MENDOZA Thailand: GSM Competition and Penetration SRIKANYA MONGKONSIRI Malaysia: Emerging Regional Test-hub for Advanced Wireless Services LUNITA MENDOZA Nepal: Wireless Destination GAURAB RAJ UPADHAYA Bangladesh: Mobile Telephony?Social Good + Good Business SAYEEDUR RAHMAN III. BOOK REVIEWS Index