Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society

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This publication contains the materials and conclusions of a recent ITU workshop on Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, with the generous support and collaboration of the Korean Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), and the International Cooperation Agency for Korea IT. Topics covered included social and human considerations for a more mobile world, broadband mobile communications towards a converged world, and mobile phones and youth.



Shaping the future mobile information society: The case of Japan

Japan boasts the highest percentage of mobile Internet users as a proportion of total mobile users. It was one of the first countries to launch third-generation mobile services in October 2001 and the first country to launch commercial services based on the W-CDMA standard. As such, the country’s position as a world leader in ICTs and particularly in mobile communications is widely acknowledged.


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