Parliamentary hearing on OTT services by Admin on 27 January 2016

RIA Executive Director, Prof Alison Gillwald, provides the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services with reasons why, in a mobile prepaid environment, OTT applications and zero-rated social networking platforms should be embraced on the basis of their positive consumer welfare outcomes, not regulated or banned. She provides examples of where zero-rated services are competition enhancing in MVNO markets and argues against the narrow application of net neutrality in relation to pricing discrimination.

Prof  GIllwald's presentation to Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services may be viewed here.

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CPRsouth 2016: Extension of deadline to 22 Jan 2016 by Admin on 12 January 2016

Due to technical problems experienced with the CPRsouth website, the deadline for submission of abstracts/paper proposals has been extended to 22 January 2016.

Kindly note that no further extensions can be granted so  be sure to complete your online submission by
22 January 2016.

CPRsouth 2016: Inclusive Innovation

Co-hosted by COSTECH and TCRA 

Zanzibar

8 – 10 September 2016

Revised deadline for submission of abstracts/paper proposals: 22 Jan 2016

Submit abstract/paper proposal here

Follow this link for more information on the CPRsouth 2016 call for papers.

Kindly direct all enquiries to Ondine Bello: admin@researchictafrica.net or info@CPRsouth.org

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Alison Gillwald at Roundtable on Inclusion in the Network Society, Bengaluru, India, 2014 by Admin on 13 January 2016

 In 2014 Dr Alison Gillwald, lay bare the requirement and benefits of access to technology societies with great economic disparity. She highlights the importance of providing access to commummnication technology in addressing issues faced by emergent economies within their unique contexts.

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Amy Mahan Scholarship Second PhD Graduate by Admin on 18 January 2016

As part of the initiative to build African ICT policy skills, and in remembrance of Amy Mahan, in 2010 Enrico Calandro was awarded the Amy Mahan scholarship to undertake his PhD in the area of ICT policy and regulation in Africa. Amy ran Communica together with Bruce Girard and co-ordinated global south umbrella network, under which DIRSI, LIRNEasia, and RIA fell. Committed to understanding how ICT could be used for social and economic inclusion Amy was a rich resource and friend to RIA prior to her tragic death in 2009.
 
On the 19 December 2015, Enrico Calandro graduated from the University of Cape Town, Faculty of Commerce, Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, programme on Managing Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, under the supervision of Professor Alison Gillwald.  Thus making him the second student to graduate from the Amy Mahan Scholarship Award. 

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CPRsouth 2016 Call for Papers by Admin on 12 January 2016

CPRsouth 2016: Inclusive Innovation

Co-hosted by COSTECH and TCRA

Zanzibar

8 – 10 September 2016

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPER PROPOSALS

Revised deadline for submissions: 22 January 2016

Abstracts/paper proposals on ICT policy and regulation research carried out in the Asia Pacific and Africa, or relevant to the Asia-Pacific and Africa, may be submitted for review and acceptance.

Paper proposals should be submitted electronically on or before 22 January 2016
Submit abstract/paper proposal here

 

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