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  • This paper reviews the different types of provisions explicitly addressing electronic commerce (e-commerce) in regional trade agreements (RTAs). The analysis covers the 275 RTAs currently in force and notified to the WTO as of May 2017. The analysis shows that e-commerce provisions have become increasingly more detailed but remain highly heterogeneous. The most common types of e-commerce…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • The consortium behind the SEA-US subsea cable has announced the completion of construction of the 20Tbps system.

    The $250 million SEA-US cable is now complete and ready for service, consortium member Hawaiian Telecom said [PDF].

    SEA-US connects the Philippines and Indonesia with the west coast of the US, via the territories of Guam and Hawaii.

    Construction of the 15,…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Indian state-owned operator BSNL has written to the government seeking a two-year extension to the validity of its mobile license and spectrum.

    The operator is seeking to extend its license validity until 2022, instead of the current 2020, due to the two-year delay between the granting of the license and the first rollout, the Economic Times reported.

    The delays were due to…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Postal and courier firm Pos Malaysia has adopted Anchanto’s warehouse management technology to expand its ability to provide a comprehensive e-fulfilment service, primarily to serve the growing e-commerce business in Malaysia.

    Anchanto’s electronic warehouse management system will be integrated with Pos Malaysia’s own processes to form an e-Commerce Fulfilment System.

    The new…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Marriott has inked a joint venture with Alibaba Group aiming to “redefine the travel experience for the hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers” who travel each year.

    Marriott, which has a bevy of brand and deep hospitality experience, is facing intense challenges from online booking sites, price aggregators and new economy giants like Airbnb. However, consumerism in China is…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 16 August 2017