Initiatives Overview

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PTC Academy™

The PTC Academy™ aims to provide exceptional management training to rising industry leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Academy courses target topics necessary for professional advancement seldom addressed by formal education or institutional training.

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PTC Projects

The PTC Projects initiative provides both members and non-members the opportunity to develop and implement projects that promote the use of telecommunications and ICT to improve the quality of life in the Pacific Hemisphere.

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PTC Broadband Reports

The PTC Broadband Reports initiative aims to provide key decision-makers, industry professionals, and other stakeholders with a knowledge base for developing common methods and approaches to best serve the needs of citizens and bridge the knowledge divide.

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PTC Young Scholar Program

PTC’s Young Scholar Program aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Outstanding applicants are invited to present their research at PTC’s annual conference in Honolulu, HI.

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PTC Academy™

The PTC Academy™ aims to provide exceptional management training to rising industry leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.

Academy courses target topics necessary for professional advancement seldom addressed by formal education or institutional training.

To learn more about the PTC Academy™, including how you can become involved, please email academy@ptc.org.

PTC Projects

The PTC Projects initiative provides both members and non-members the opportunity to develop and implement projects that promote the use of telecommunications and ICT to improve the quality of life in the Pacific Hemisphere.

The initiative’s goals are two-fold:

For questions regarding the PTC Projects initiative, please email Emily Lee.

PTC Broadband Reports

The PTC Broadband Reports initiative aims to provide key decision-makers, industry professionals, and other stakeholders with a knowledge base for developing common methods and approaches to best serve the needs of citizens and bridge the knowledge divide.

Each Report will concentrate on an individual micromarket and offer insights about the key features that will push broadband forward in other non-obvious emerging markets with different dynamics and resources throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

PTC Broadband Reports, Number 1
Broadband in Fiji: A Micromarket Case Study (pdf)

Editor: Elizabeth Fife, Co-Chair, Research Committee, PTC and Associate Director, Industry Studies, Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Led by editor Elizabeth Fife, Broadband in Fiji: A Micromarket Case Study is the result of a large-scale collaboration between members of the PTC Research Community and the broader PTC Community. In this unique effort, the Report’s contributors combine current descriptive information with a rigorous academic approach.

This first PTC Broadband Report provides an in-depth analysis of Fiji’s current broadband environment, including the issues, challenges, and opportunities concerning broadband deployment in the country and elsewhere across Asia-Pacific.

Key questions addressed in the Report include:

  1. How can demand and the market environment best be cultivated?
  2. Who will pay for and maintain the infrastructure? How will commercial viability be achieved?
  3. To what extent can models from other markets provide insight?
  4. What lessons from Fiji are relevant to other markets?

Content Overview

  • Part 1. Introduction
  • Part 2. Fiji’s National Broadband Plan
  • Part 3. Overview of Fiji’s Telecom Sector and Broadband
  • Part 4. The Business Case for Fiji: Cultivating Demand and Building Capacity with Usage
  • Part 5. Demand Scenarios
  • Part 6. Who Will Pay for the Infrastructure?
  • Part 7. Broadband Attributes in Emerging Markets
  • Part 8. Conclusions
  • Part 9. References
  • Part 10. Appendices

PTC Young Scholar Program

PTC’s Young Scholar Program aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Outstanding applicants for the 2014 PTC Young Scholar Program presented their research at PTC’s 36th consecutive annual conference, PTC'14: New World, New Strategies, which took place in Honolulu, Hawaii from 19–22 January 2014.

2014 PTC Young Scholars

Bing Tian Dai, Research Scientist, Analytics Research Centre, Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
Germain Gaudin, Post-doctorate Researcher, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), USA
Aalok Mehta
, Doctoral Student, Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, Marshall School, University of Southern California, USA
Farhaan Mirza
, PhD Candidate, Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, University of Auckland, Australia
Sarah Oh
, Ph.D. Student & Research Fellow, George Mason University, and Graduate Research Assistant, Mercatus Center, USA
Ibrahim Kholilul Rohman
, PhD Candidate, JRC-IPTS, European Commission, Spain
Chalita Srinuan
, Lecturer, Administration and Management College, King Mongkut’s Institue of Technology, Thailand

Young Scholar Benefits

The PTC Young Scholar Program gave these promising young scholars the opportunity to:

  • Present their research in a high-visibility academic and industry forum
  • Receive detailed feedback from a panel of distinguished scholars and industry leaders
  • Participate in conference activities
  • Gain exposure to current industry issues and trends
  • Meet conference attendees to share ideas, gain new insights, and identify possible practical applications of their research
  • Network with industry professionals, members of international organizations and NGOs, government officials, and academics from over 60 countries

To learn more about the PTC Young Scholar Program, please email youngscholars@ptc.org.

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