From the Frontline: Tech Response to COVID-19

Posted on 25th March 2020

Our firm is unusual: we support the technology sector but sit in the wider service economy. If we don’t want to add noise to the Covid-19 crisis, we see the importance of showing in real time how tech firms can rise to the challenge.

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The Flavours of Ethical AI in Asia

Posted on 23rd March 2020

The potential harm associated with AI has spurred global discussions among policy-makers in recent years regarding the need to regulate and ‘guide’ AI development. Whilst the EU has officially published its plans to regulate AI last month, across Asia-Pacific, AI regulation is still in its early stages. So far, most of the region’s efforts have been focused on the development of national and sector level principles to guide and support the growth of an ethical AI industry.

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The Jakarta Post: Can Indonesia Introduce World-Class Data Protection Framework?

Posted on 23rd March 2020

With Indonesia’s personal data protection bill under deliberation, this is an opportune time for the country to develop a world-class data protection law. In an op-ed for The Jakarta Post, Access Partnership’s Seha Yatim reflects on the gaps in the draft bill and advises on best practice for a comprehensive and interoperable framework.

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EE Times: EU’s Escalating Privacy Push Seeks ‘Digital Sovereignty’

Posted on 20th March 2020

Access Partnership’s MD Greg Francis and Chief BD Officer Matthew McDermott spoke to EE Times on the EU’s push to for digital sovereignty: “Protectionism works when there’s something to protect. If the EU continues to pursue digital sovereignty, it’s kind of a dire commentary on its competitive position.” Read the full story here.

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Network Computing: Beyond Cost, Innovation and Collaboration Are 5G Essentials

Posted on 20th March 2020

In an op-ed for Network Computing, Access Partnership’s Head of Infrastructure, Colin Thomson, provides an overview of the plan for 5G from the WRC-19’s progress in identifying technical needs to the development of regulatory and collaborative frameworks.

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Spectrum Management: National Policies, Technology Advancements and Best Practices

Posted on 18th March 2020

Recognising the ever-increasing demand and that future use of spectrum resources for machine-to-machine communications will far exceed that of communication between individuals, we consider that there is a need to modernise spectrum management practices employed by regulatory authorities. This paper examines how improved spectrum management practices and the application of technology can help meet the demand for connectivity in the modern age.

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Webinar Recording | The Road to WRC-23: Opportunities and Risks for the Communications Industries

Posted on 6th March 2020

The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is the ITU-led initiative that gathers national administrations and telecom industry members every four years to review and update the global allocation of radio frequencies. Join our webinar on 26 March as we give you a firsthand look into the WRC process and discuss the risks and opportunities arising from WRC-23 agenda items.

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