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Australia Post spends AU$ 71 million to modernise parcel tracking system

Australia Post modernises parcel tracking network under an AU$ 71 million project. Initiative beefs up investment in digital platforms, while fast-tracking internet, online and mobile apps for consumers.

Sri Lanka rolls out more rural telecentres under ICT strategy

Twenty one new rural telecentres have been opened in the ...

Malaysia enables rural residents to access online services

The Malaysian Government is enabling rural residents to access e-government ...

15 July 2013 | News

Modern communication eliminates telegram in India

India shut down its 163-year-old telegram service yesterday, bringing an end to the world’s last major commercial telegram operation.

12 July 2013 | News

Strategy to enhance digital engagement unveiled in Ireland

The Government of Ireland launched its National Digital Strategy, named ‘Doing More with Digital’, today.

26 June 2013 | News

BETTER THAN CASH

Governments are one of the largest users of payment systems – collecting funds from citizens and businesses through tax, fines and duties, and paying funds for purchases, salaries, welfare, and grants. Total payments by government worldwide exceeded US$40 trillion in 2009. Governments should be centres of excellence for payments, taking advantage of technology to achieve low cost, rapid, standardised transfer of funds.

21 June 2013 | News

MASSACHUSETTS SHOWCASES DIGITAL PROJECT AT FUTUREGOV FORUM VICTORIA

Mr John Letchford, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is showcasing an award-winning digital government project at the flagship FutureGov Forum Victoria being held Tuesday 30th July in Melbourne.

18 June 2013 | News

SINGAPORE TO LAUNCH NEW TV WHITE SPACES PILOT PROJECTS

The Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group (SWSPG) announced its next wave of TV White Spaces (TVWS) commercial pilot deployments in Singapore with Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Development Corporation, the Housing Development Board (HDB) and the Eurokars Group.

11 June 2013 | News

ASEAN COUNTRIES TO ADOPT COMMON SMART VISA SCHEME

Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines joined forces to initiate a common smart visa system, in an effort to enhance tourism and foster economic growth in the region.

10 June 2013 | News

THAILAND COVERS BORDER CITY WITH FREE WI-FI

Ministry of ICT (MICT), Thailand last week launched free Wi-Fi project to cover Nong Khai province with high speed Internet, in an effort to prepare this border city for the coming Asean Economic Community (AEC).

5 June 2013 | News

VIETNAM TO COVER DA NANG CITY WITH FREE WI-FI

Da Nang City, Vietnam will install up to 400 Wi-Fi hotspots across the city, providing free Internet access to citizens with up to 10,000 connections at a time.

23 May 2013 | News

Women’s Access To Mobile Phones Increasing In Afghanistan

As of late 2012, 80 per cent of women in Afghanistan have regular or occasional access to mobile phones, found the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID).

21 May 2013 | News

NZ GOVT INVESTS US$1.5 MIL IN AFTER-SCHOOL ICT LEARNING

The New Zealand Government will allocate NZ$1.9 million (US$1.5 million) to the Department of Internal Affairs as part of its effort to support ‘Computer Clubhouse’ to increase digital literacy and connection.

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