Session: Mobile Internet: Enhancing the New Age of the Internet

Time: 
Wed, 2011-09-28 16:30 - 18:00

Concise Description:
The Internet of the past has been brought to people primarily through the traditional wired networks. This has been changing tremendously over the past few years and for the vast majority of the next billion new users, the Internet will be from the start mobile. The proliferation and increasing use of smart mobile devices is fundamentally shaping the future of the Internet. The mobile Internet provides creates a totally new more personal and accessible user experience. This trend is particularly felt in emerging markets, as the mobile Internet access is the most cost effective and practical way to connect to the Internet.

The workshop will also examine various aspects pertaining to special characteristics of mobile platforms from the point of view of Internet governance and the regulation. As more and more people in the world move on to the mobile internet which is expected 5 times bigger than the PCs internet, internet governance has to keep pace with the mobile internet and evolve appropriate mechanisms and strategies in that regard. The proposed workshop will also help analyze the various legal , regulatory and policy issues connected therewith.

This workshop will examine build on the key questions posed on the IGF 2011 Programme paper, and feed into the main theme of the conference by discussing new possibilities of the mobile Internet, their policy consequences and governance implications in terms of:

1. Improving access, accessibility and diversity; bridging the digital divide with the Mobile Internet

2. New opportunities for personal, social and economic development provided by Mobile Internet access in emerging markets

3. Micro-entrepreneurship

4. Innovation and application development on the grass-roots level in developing countries

5. Regulatory and the policy issues in mobile Internet

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sdkaaa (Bernard Sadaka)

David Appasamy currently remotely participating @ WS #108 #EI #IGF11 #fb http://t.co/Kft2z7cL

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sdkaaa (Bernard Sadaka)

Dr. Imad Hoballah (TRA - LEB & AREGNET) moderating WS #214 @ #igf11 #EI #fb #Lebanon http://t.co/Tb9aX4By

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erickamara (Eric Kamara)

Can you conclude from 250m SMS per month that SMS usage is more than Internet without providing Internet figures? #IGF11 #109

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erickamara (Eric Kamara)

How important is mobility given that about 70% of mobile internet use in Kenya is in the home and not on the move? #IGF11 #109

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asteris (Asteris Masouras)

RT @ianschuler: Illiterate mobile users often develop functional literacy for tools they need. @janchip has interesting research on this. #IGF11 #109

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erickamara (Eric Kamara)

RT @ianschuler: Illiterate mobile users often develop functional literacy for tools they need. @janchip has interesting research on this. #IGF11 #109

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ianschuler (Ian Schuler)

Illiterate mobile users often develop functional literacy for tools they need. @janchip has interesting research on this. #IGF11 #109

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erickamara (Eric Kamara)

Nokia: Almost 300,000 mp3 full track downloads in Kenya #IGF11 #109. Are they all paid for?

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asteris (Asteris Masouras)

RT @erickamara: Wireless does two things that are important: 1. Gives us mobility 2. Allows us to forget about landline infrastructure #IGF11 #109

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erickamara (Eric Kamara)

Wireless does two things that are important: 1. Gives us mobility 2. Allows us to forget about landline infrastructure #IGF11 #109

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