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Siemens We Make the Internet Mobile
No. 02, 2000
The article ir prepared based on Siemens AG strategic marketing materials and reviews the latest developments in the world of Internet and mobile services, considering them from the perspective of global business operations.
Investment Projects of the Latvian State Information Network Agency
No. 02, 2000
The Latvian State Information Network Agency known by its Latvian acronym VITA is presently engaged in development and maintenance of the country's State Significance Data Transmission Network. All government institutions, which desire to be hooked up to the system will, it is expected, be able to obtain such connections before the end of this year. In this article the author looks at some of the agency's investment projects, the aim of which is both to create new services and to improve the quality of the existing ones.
Convergent Services Vision for the Future or a Present-Day Reality?
No. 02, 2000
The latest data transmission and information processing technologies are providing an efficient and secure technical basis for a computer-enabled working environment which can be used by any kinds of "knowledge workers" in any kind of location. Computer-enabled working environments involve an integration of telecommunications, IT and media services. The IT Division of the Latvian telephone company Lattelekom has been developing convergent services to handle the company's internal needs for several years already, creating more than 3,000 computerized workplaces all over Latvia. The general trend toward unification in information processing environments has created a need to provide these services to an increasingly wide range of customers.
The Latvian Internet: Still Unregulated?
No. 02, 2000
The Department of Informatics of Latvia's Ministry of Transport in May of this year established a working group to elaborate principles for Internet regulation in Latvia. The goal of the group is to formulate government policy in an area in which it didn't previously have any influence. In this article, the author discusses some of the Internet-related issues which have not been resolved at the global level, especially those areas in which government participation is needed in order to encourage widespread use of the Internet.
Telecommunications market liberalization and a thaw in tariffs
No. 03, 2000
The government has declared its support for telecommunications tariffs balancing. Has this been a mistake which will only change the fees which residents pay for services? Is it a desire or an economically justified need? Can it be expected that under free market conditions, telecommunications services will become less expensive? The author says yes and no.
Convergence: A New Revenue Stream for Telecoms
No. 03, 2000
This paper focuses on ways in which Latvia can face the challenges which technological convergence poses in the country. This is of critical importance for telecoms operators as they switch from simple transmission and routing services to full, multi-service operations. What might be the marketing strategies for these new services, and how can the resulting revenue streams be used? The author looks at Latvia's legislation in terms of licensing of various related businesses.
Latvia is Enjoying the Lingering Absence of a New Telecommunications Law
No. 04, 2000
Baltic IT&T Review interviewed Mr. Per Bengtsson, chairman of the board of SIA Telia Latvija. He is also general country manager for Telias businesses in Latvia and Lithuania.
The Baltic Internet: Unlocking Opportunities
No. 01, 2001
The first wave of grandiose plans has now receded, leaving stock exchanges in confusion and sending the clear message that E-business can be a risky proposition even in the United States or Western Europe. E-ventures are becoming more cautious in developing their businesses, and companies which are deploying their own E-business initiatives are no longer counting on fast profits.
The Register of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate
No. 01, 2001
The Road Traffic Safety Directorate of Latvia (Latvian abbreviation CSDD) was established in 1991 and charged with all of the functions related to preparing motor vehicles and their drivers for road driving. The basic functions of the CSDD include registering of motor vehicles, administration of driving tests for those who wish to receive a driver's license, issuance of those licenses, and administration of technical inspections of motor vehicles. CSDD provides services on the basis of the Register of motor vehicles and their drivers. Indeed, this register was the first computerized information system to be declared of national importance, and this occurred on February 12, 1997.
Voice Transmission over the Internet: To Regulate or Not to Regulate?
No. 01, 2001
One of the chances how to solve IP telephony question which is of importance for Latvia - look at international experience, because similar problems could be found also in other countries.
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