Government@24/7
Empowering Citizens through inclusive Public Services
Global Observatory & Knowledge Portal on Mobile Governance
Volume 2, Issues II January 15-31, 2008


Welcome to the current issue of “Government@24/7”,your fortnightly source of knowledge and news on e-Government and m-Government! brought to you by m-GovWorld with technical support form OneWorld South Asia..

The overwhelming response we have received from our readers on the initiative for launching    National e-Governance Stakeholders' Forum   is evidence of the fact that we are all eager to participate in the efforts to make Citizen Driven e-Governance a reality. In order to take the discussions further we are organizing "Governance Stakeholders' Meet" as a partner initiative during the Annual regional meeting of OneWorld South Asia. The meeting will be held on February 9, 2008 from 01.00 - 02.00 pm at Hotel Intercontinental, Nehru Place, New Delhi, India.

All of you who are interested in participating in the meeting are requested to submit your feedback at the website of National Governance Stakeholders Forum . Let's jointly work together to accelerate the initiatives towards the next generation of public services by partnering with the government agencies and communicating our priorities.
Vikas Kanungo
Editor

Expertspeak
Stephane Boyera and Jose M. Alonso: W3C - World Wide Web Consortium ...
  Project for People
National e-Governance Stakeholders' Forum - Enabling Citizen driven e-Governance initiatives in India...
  Viewpoint
Views of various country representatives on mobile government expressed during SpeG organized m-Gov VC and on submitted on development gateway website...
  Documents & Reports
Using mobile phones for advocacy campaigns, a strategy guide by Mobileactive.org...
News and Updates
Reliance Communication to invest $ 5 billion in network expansion in 2008
 

With a view to extend its urban and rural coverage, Reliance Communication will invest $5 billion (Rs 20,000 crore) this year. The investment will help the company increase its urban coverage to 98 percent and rural reach to 67 percent.

Asia will dominate WiMax market by 2013 - Research report
 

Asia will account for over half of all mobile WiMax subscribers by 2013, equating to over 40 million subscribers, according to Juniper Research.

Decision to close factory results in anti-Nokia backlash in Germany

 

The Finnish mobile phone giant said on Tuesday it plans to close the factory in Bochum in the Ruhr industrial heartland and shift production to Romania where labour costs are lower. The closure will result in 2,300 job losses.

 

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