GTPRN March 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the GTPRN March 2022 Newsletter


This issue is all about innovation, new concepts, and perhaps a taste of the future. Our first exclusive article is from Dr. Ahmed Shalaby, a time digitalization expert, and the founder of the Human Information Laboratory (HIT Lab) on WEB3, a new generation of the Internet based on blockchain technology. In a nutshell, the article addresses unfamiliar terms such as ‘Healthy Digitalization’ which deserves more attention given that the author is a heart surgeon himself. You can check his article at the GTPRN website or by the end of this newsletter.

Dr. Shalaby is a heart surgeon residing in Finland and the author of Learn Innovation Your Style and WEB3 Case Use. He founded the Human Information Laboratory (HIT Lab) to develop the Maestro Network to automate the Balanced Growth Theory.

Our second article is from Prof. Marko Höyhtyä, New Space Co-Creation Manager at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, entitled “Sustainable multi-layer satellite communications in the 6G era: Integration of networks”. The article provides a glimpse of the near future where 6G would be part of our daily life and users terminals will get connectivity from satellites as well as traditional terrestrial networks. You can check his article at the GTPRN website or by the end of this newsletter.

Prof. Höyhtyä received the D.Sc. (Tech.) degree on telecommunication engineering from the University of Oulu, where he currently holds associate professor position. He is an associate professor at the National Defence University as well. His research interests include critical communications, autonomous systems, and resource management in terrestrial and satellite communication systems.

Prof. William Webb is back with another sight onto our digital future. Please check his article here.

Below are the main publications on telecom policy in the last months:

There are several related telecom policy vacancies as follows:

  • Ivey Business School is seeking applicants for the inaugural Chair in Telecommunication Economics, Policy and Regulation at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (tenure) or Assistant Professor (tenure-track).  Ivey is part of Western University, located in London, Ontario. More details can be found here.
  • The Media & Internet Governance Division (Prof. Dr. Natascha Just) at the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich invites applications for a position of senior research and teaching associate/postdoctoral researcher. More details can be found here.

You don’t want to miss the next ITS webinar “The Future of the Internet” by one of the fathers of the Internet, Vint Cert, on 12th of April 2022 which will be host by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and TELUS Communications. More details can be found here.

We are thrilled to have Prof. Moinul Zaber joining our editor team. Prof. Zaber is currently a Senior Academic Fellow at UNU-EGOV. He is a data and computational social scientist. His research focus is Aritificial Intelligence and Telecommunication technology for public policy. He uses machine learning, statistical inference, econometrics, techno-ethnographic analysis and design thinking to harness data for policy insights and intervention design. You may check his bio at the end of this newsletter.

GTPRN invites our young scholars to apply to the 2023 PTC Emerging Scholar Programwhether they are actively enrolled doctoral (Ph.D.) students or hold a postdoctoral position. The Emerging Scholar Program aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the telecommunications and digital infrastructure fields. The deadline is on 5th of August 2022 and questions could be directed to [email protected].

Finally, please share with us and with the GTPRN community your articles, views, news, announcements. If you have a specific topic that you want to share an update or opinion on in one to three pages, please do not hesitate to share it with us via [email protected]

Kindly also help us by spreading the word about the GTPRN community and forward this newsletter to your colleagues or students. We have now 170 scholars and practitioners who share the interest in telecom policy, and we can only grow with your help and support. You are more than welcome to join our Facebook or LinkedIn Groups, follow us on twitter @GlobalGtprn, or to subscribe directly to our website where you have the chance to comment on each article or post.

Take care and stay safe.

Mohamed Hafez

GTPRN Team – [email protected]

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