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Research Roundtable: Broadband in Small Island States

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Sunday, 17 January 2016
Location: South Pacific 3
Time: 15.30–17.00

This panel will focus on how access to Internet connectivity and information and communications technology (ICTs), can enable economic development, social empowerment, and equitable opportunities for people across the developing world, and more specifically, across Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In particular, the panelists will focus on how broadband Internet access affects the tourism industry in small island developing states (SIDS), how access to modern telecommunications technology empowers rural women, and how regulatory policies for telcos across the Pacific Islands can improve the possibilities for providing connectivity to a greater proportion of the population.   

Moderator

Laura Hosman

Laura Hosman

Assistant Professor, Ethics, Public Policy, Science & Technology (EPPST), Department of Political Science, California Polytechnic State University
USA

Presenters

Xue (Snow) Dong

Xue (Snow) Dong

Instructor & Ph.D. candidate, Pennsylvania State University
USA

Tourism Demand and Broadband in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): The Cases of Fiji and Seychelles
Ashiyan Rahmani-Shirazi

Ashiyan Rahmani-Shirazi

Ph.D. Student, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa
USA

Toward a Praxis of Gender Empowerment: Community Radio and Mobile Phones in Rural Fiji

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  • China Telecom
  • MegaSys
  • Harris
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • BTI Systems
  • Paul Hastings
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  • Vodafone
  • REDCOM
  • Arbor Networks
  • Wolfe
  • PCCW Global
  • Telus
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  • ADVA Optical Networking
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  • CITIC Telecom International
  • Biznet
  • CenturyLink
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Shaw Business
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • China Telecom
  • MegaSys
  • Harris
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • BTI Systems
  • Paul Hastings
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Vodafone
  • REDCOM
  • Arbor Networks
  • Wolfe
  • PCCW Global
  • Telus
  • ATLANTIC-ACM
  • Infinera
  • CoreSite
  • TNZI
  • Digital Realty
  • World Hub Communications Limited
  • Ciena
  • GTT
  • Telstra
  • Lumen Networks
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