Those of you who have a professional or other strong interest in either Korea or the role of ICT in development or both may want to read my book, Telecommunications and Transformation in Korea: A Personal Perspective. For that reason, I'm implementing Amazon's free download offer again.
The normal price of this Kindle e-book, which I published back in January of this year, is $9.99, but I've decided to make it available for free download during the five days from June 15 through June 19th (Amazon computes this using Pacific Standard Time). To download the book, just go to the Amazon website at this link during the five-day time period.
This book is my personal take on some of the remarkable developments in Korean telecommunications over the past four decades.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
As readers of this blog will know, (see this 2011 post), the debate over network neutrality was slow to arrive in South Korea. However, as reported in the local media, including The Korea Times, it is now gaining momentum. Moreover, the Korea Communications Commission is creating an alliance of mobile carriers and content providers, called the Smart Network Business Association, with the aim of settling differences over network neutrality. One thing seems certain. The debate over network neutrality here in South Korea will proceed differently than it has in the U.S. and other western countries, partly because of cultural differences and partly because this nation already possessed the world's most extensive digital networks when data-hungry smart phones and tablets, along with cloud computing, came along.
Posted by James Larson at 9:13 AM