ERIC Number: ED253218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
PTC'85: Toward a Digital World. Telecommunications for Pacific Development. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (7th, Honolulu, HI, January 13-16, 1985).
Wedemeyer, Dan J., Ed.
More than 60 papers in this conference proceedings address telecommunications issues in the Pacific region, specifically focusing on the development, use, implementation, and management of new digital communications channels. Following a keynote address on the political and economic realities in the Pacific, entitled "Progress Report on the Independent Commission for World-Wide Telecommunication Development," by Achmad Tahir, papers are presented chronologically to reflect the focus of the three primary conference days. Papers from the first day cover the development of digital channels, including the conceptual framework and current digital developments in business, satellites (analog versus digital), fiber optics, and broadcasting. Use of the channels was examined on the second day, including requirements, information services and systems, technical and engineering aspects, local area networks, and integrated services digital networks (ISDN). Papers from the final day look at topics related to channel management and policy formation for a digital world, such as international issues; choosing technology; human resources and training; economic, social, and political aspects; networks; and satellite versus fiber optic cables. Some papers provide references. (LMM)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Developing Nations, Development, Distance Education, Electronic Equipment, Foreign Countries, Information Networks, Policy Formation, Regional Planning, Technology Transfer, Telecommunications
University of Hawaii Press, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Telecommunications Council, Honolulu, HI.