Professor John Ure is Director of the Telecommunications Research Project (TRP) at the University of Hong Kong and was co-Director of TRPC Pte Ltd (Singapore) with Dr Peter Lovelock until its acquisition by Access Partnership. John is an economist, principal author and editor of Telecommunications in Asia: Policy, Planning and Development (HKU Press 1995, 1997) and Telecommunications Development in Asia (HKU Press 2008) and numerous research papers and publications in international journals. He is also on the editorial advisory boards of Telecommunications Policy and Info journal and regularly referees papers for these and other journals.
John has wide experience in consultation work for UN agencies such as the World Bank, the IFC, the ITU, UNDP, UNESCAP and others, and for many private sector companies, policy makers and regulators across the Asia Pacific, Central Asia and in North Africa. Recent reports include an influential comparative study of leased lines prices across APAC economies for the Asia Pacific Carriers Coalition (APCC) and co-author of an IFC study Mobile Banking in Indonesia.