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Ubiquitous Network Societies

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This publication summarizes the materials and conclusion of a workshop held by ITU from 6 to 8 April 2005, organized by the Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU). This workshop served as a forum for policy-makers, regulators, mobile operators, content providers, industry players, consultants, academics and sociologists to exchange information, experiences and visions relating to future ubiquitous network societies. Topics covered include the impact of ubiquitous technologies on the traditional telecommunication industry, the role and application of RFID, privacy and public policy issues. Country case studies on Italy, Japan, Korea and Singapore are also featured.

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Ubiquitous network societies: The case of Singapore

In 2004/05, Singapore was selected as one of four SPU case studies to be conducted on the topic of Ubiquitous Network Societies. Although a number of factors went into this decision, the most significant was the clear presence of elements critical for the healthy development of a ubiquitous network society. These include an omnipresent high-speed network (both fixed-line and wireless), applications and services that leverage on their pervasive nature, a nurturing policy and regulatory environment and a population receptive to technology.

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