John Ure is Associate Professor and Director of the Telecommunications Research Project (TRP) which he founded in 1993 at the University of Hong Kong. He now lives and works in Singapore as co-director of the TRPC, the consulting and services arm of TRP. He holds bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in economics from Hull University, Birkbeck College, University of London and the Polytechnic of East London/CNAA. He has published and consulted extensively in areas of telecoms economics, policy and regulatory issues. His advocacy of a 3G royalty-based auction became Hong Kong policy in 2001. His consultancy work includes major country studies, thematic studies (such as universal service, interconnection and spectrum management), and feasibility studies for international bodies (for example, the World Bank, the ITU, various UN agencies, the European Commission, and regulators and consumer groups in the Asia Pacific, central and north Asia, and north Africa), as well as for the private sector. The authors of Part One are all internationally known academics and leading professionals in their field. Part Two is written by the Telecommunications Research Project team of the University of Hong Kong.