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Asia Unplugged

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

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February 2009 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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.
Madanmohan Rao
The Wireless Tsunami
An Asia-Pacific Panorama

Lara Srivastava
Mobilising the Internet

Chas Sweeting
Location-Based Services
The Killer App of the Mobile World?

Subha Rama
Will the Asian Tiger Roar?

Ashok Jhunjhunwala
Wireless in the Local Loop
Towards Connecting India

Madanmohan Rao
Wireless and Mobile Impacts on News and Entertainment
The `Third' Media Ecosystem

Sunanda Sangwan
Drivers, Challenges Opportunities

Madanmohan Rao
Organisational Impact
Wireless in Industry, Government and Education

Madanmohan Rao
Knowledge Management and Wireless Ecosystems
Exploring Mutual Synergies

June Gassin and Som Naidu
The Flexible Wireless Classroom
Impact on Teaching

Loudon Owen and Paul Gardner
Wireless in Asia
Investor/Equity Dynamics

Michael Sainsbury
Sing Tel Group
Multiple Services, Multiple Markets: Case Study

Tan Min-Liang
Legal Issues in the Internet and Mobile Arenas
Asia-Pacific Roundup

Laina Raveendran Greene
Convergence of Old and New Wireless Worlds
Challenges for Policymakers

T H Chowdary
Radio Communications, Mobile Telphony and Regulation in India
Case Study

Vicente Rafael
The Cellphone and the Crowd
Messianic Politics in the Contemporary Philippines

Shinichi Saito
At the Cutting Edge of the Wireless Information Society

John Lee
South Korea:
Broadband Pioneer: The Wireless Way of Life

Lunita Mendoza
Powered by InfoComm

Michael Sainsbury
Early Adopter of Wireless

Madanmohan Rao
The `Mobile Party' Begins, but Wi-Fi Languishes

Lunita Mendoza
Mobile Superpower

Srikanya Mongkonsiri
GSM Competition and Penetration

Lunita Mendoza
Emerging Regional Test-hub for Advanced Wireless Services

Gaurab Raj Upadhaya
Wireless Destination

Sayeedur Rahman
Mobile Telephony = Social Good + Good Business

Takeshi Natsuno
i-Mode Strategy
Jeffrey Lee Funk
The Mobile Internet
John Beck and Mitchell Wade
Japan's Wireless Tsunami

Peter Keen and Ron Mackintosh
The Freedom Economy
Frederick Newell and Katherine Newell Lemon
Wireless Rules
John Agar
Constant Touch
A Global History of the Mobile Phone

Christian Lindholm, Turkka Keinonen and Harri Kiljander
Mobile Usability
Howard Rheigold
Smart Mobs
The Next Social Revolution

Bruno Giussani
Making Sense of the Wireless Internet

The Wireless Internet Institute
The Wireless Internet Opportunity for Developing Nations

"Wireless is the hottest technology and media sector in the world today, and Asia is the center of the action. This collection, with contributions from experts in the region, discusses mobile content, portals, m-commerce, permission marketing, LBS enterprise wireless strategies, legal issues, regulation, venture capital, political culture, and rural development."

Indiana University

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