18 Apr 2013
Exploring Data-Driven Innovation as a New Source of Growth
This report explores the potential role of data and data analytics for the creation of significant competitive advantage and for the formation of knowledge-based capital. Five sectors are discussed in this report as areas in which the use of data can stimulate innovation and productivity...
02 Apr 2013
Exploring the Economics of Personal Data
This report takes an initial look at methodologies to measure and estimate the monetary value of personal data. Personal data is creating economic and social value at an increasing pace, but measuring and estimating the value being generated is difficult. This is because not only a huge amount...
16 June 2011
This report examines recent developments regarding the use of fibre to provide local access networks for the provision of broadband access. Countries across the OECD are adopting different approaches to stimulate investment and to define the terms of competition to end-users in a Fibre to the...
08 Oct 2012
Fixed and Mobile Networks
This report examines the convergence of fixed and mobile (wireless) networks and services. It considers these developments against a long standing question of whether they are complementary or competitive. The report concludes that they are both. Mobile providers have garnered a very large...
23 Mar 2007
This paper provides an overview of the evolution towards fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) and of some related regulatory and policy issues such as numbering and interconnection.
22 May 2006
Future Digital Economy
This report summarises the OECD conference jointly organised with the Italian government which improved the understanding of the implications of the changing distribution of digital content and the Internet.
13 July 2004
Generic Top Level Domain Names
The Domain Name System’s need to have unique identifiers, and a consequent need for there to be a single registry for each name, means that any registry can exercise a degree of monopoly power over the domain for which it has responsibility.
22 June 2010
Geographically Segmented Regulation for Telecommunications
Regulatory authorities in most OECD countries have traditionally adopted a national geographic area focus when framing the geographic scope of telecommunications markets. Arguments stemming from market analysis economics suggest that differential regulation be considered between geographic...
01 Jan 1997
Global Information Infrastructure -- Global Information Society (GII-GIS): Policy Requirements
Industrial economies are at the threshold of potentially radical structural changes in their economic structures. Communication networks and interactive multimedia applications are providing the foundation for the transformation of existing social and economic relationships into an "information...
01 Jan 1996
Global Information Infrastructure and Global Information Society (GII-GIS)
This statement is an initial response to the OECD Council, meeting at Ministerial level, in May 1995 to provide a policy report on the Global Information Infrastructure - Global Information Society (GII-GIS), at its meeting in May 1996.
04 Feb 2008
Global Opportunities for Internet Access Developments
The Internet has been remarkably successful in developing greater communication access for the first billion users. This report seeks to address the question of where new Internet users will come from and to examine the large shifts in communications policy.
20 Apr 2005
Growth in Services - Fostering Employment, Productivity and Innovation
The services sector now accounts for over 70% of total employment and value added in OECD economies. It also accounts for almost all employment growth in the OECD area. But despite its growing weight, productivity growth in services has been slow in many OECD countries and the share of the...
10 Jan 2012
ICT Applications for the Smart Grid
The smart grid is revolutionizing electricity production and consumption. However, strategic use of ICTs and the Internet in energy innovation requires clarifying the roles of partners coming from distinct industries. And it begs for greater coordination of government departments and...
03 Jan 2005
ICT Skills and Employment
This report, part of the 2004 OECD IT Outlook, is the first in a series looking at the distribution of ICT skilled employment in the economy, various ways in which ICT skills needs can be satisfied, and the role of ICT-skilled employment in international services sourcing, or offshoring.
19 Apr 2012
ICT Skills and Employment
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet are increasingly viewed as a vital infrastructure for all sectors of the economy. Already, employment in the ICT industry and employment of ICT specialist skills each accounts for up to 5% of total employment in OECD countries...
01 Jan 2001
ICT Standardisation in the New Global Context
The new global information infrastructure will prove effective only if it can guarantee high-speed transmission throughout the network of all kinds of data -- text, images, sound or video -- in a secure manner while preserving its integrity.
04 May 2005
ICT, E-Business and SMEs
The main policy directions derived from the analysis are to foster appropriate business environments for e-business and ICT uptake, and target programmes to overcome market failures to the extent that they are needed in particular areas.
03 June 2004
ICT, E-Business and Small and Medium Enterprises
Information and communication technology (ICT) connectivity (PCs and Internet) is very widespread in businesses of all sizes. As is the case with all technologies, small businesses are slower than large ones to adopt new ICTs. Commercial considerations and potential returns are the principal...
29 Mar 2007
ICTs and Gender
This paper shows ICT and ICT-related employment, ICT-related education and training, and ICT access and use by gender.
19 Dec 2007
IPTV: Market Developments and Regulatory Treatment
This paper examines current market trends and regulation for IPTV and also provides information on developments in the provision of IPTV service in a number of OECD countries.
01 Jan 1995
IT Diffusion Policies for SMEs
This report deals with the role and specific problems of SMEs in implementing information technologies (IT), and the possibilities for public policy to support SMEs in their efforts to modernise and adapt to technical change.
01 Jan 1995
Over the past ten years, some general trends have been observed in information technology (IT) policy developments in OECD Member countries.
20 Dec 2012
Improving the Evidence Base for Information Security and Privacy Policies
This report provides an overview of existing data and statistics in the fields of information security, privacy and the protection of children online. It highlights the potential for the development of better indicators in these respective fields showing in particular that there is an...
10 Dec 2009
Indicators of Broadband Coverage
The aim of this report is to assist policy makers in providing an overview of how broadband physical
coverage and availability can be measured. It first summarises what data are available from official and
non-official sources. The approach taken by the report is to consider coverage and...
10 June 2009
Information Economy Product Definitions Based on the Central Product Classification (version 2)
Product classifications are used by statistical offices and others for a number of measurement
purposes. These include measurement of product usage, current and capital expenditure on products,
domestic production, and trade in goods and services. They are therefore an important element of a...
01 Jan 1996
Information Infrastructure Policies
Modern society relies heavily on information and communications. New advanced information technologies are being developed and exploited on an increasing scale by both the private and public sectors, providing new business opportunities for supplying industries as well as user...
13 Apr 2012
Information and Communication Technologies and Productivity Growth
This paper presents a review of existing studies on dynamic, macroeconomic effects of the ICT on productivity and growth.
07 Feb 2001
Interconnection and Local Competition
Significant changes in the structure of the telecommunication market have occurred since the introduction
of competition in the sector. Now, companies are competing in all market segments and more importantly,
competition is developing between companies, which use different network platforms...
01 Jan 1995
International Infrastructure Competition
In recent years there has been an acceleration in the liberalisation of OECD national telecommunication markets.
30 May 2011
International Mobile Data Roaming
Regulators and policy makers should boost competition among mobile telephone operators to cut the high prices being charged for international data roaming. Analysis of pricing plans at 68 operators in the 34 OECD countries points to a strong case for new consumer protection and empowerment measures.
21 Dec 2009
International Mobile Roaming Charging in the OECD Area
The aim of this report is to provide information and analysis on market developments and pricing in
international mobile roaming service (IMRS). While the wireless industry has witnessed spectacular developments in recent years, and is considered competitive in domestic markets, there is a...
29 Mar 2010
International Mobile Roaming Services
The first report on international mobile roaming services ("International Mobile Roaming Charging in
the OECD Area", DSTI/ICCP/CISP(2009)8/FINAL), provided information on market development and
pricing of International Mobile Roaming Services (IMRS) in the OECD area. It found prices to...
01 June 1995
International Telecommunication Pricing Practices and Principles
Where do OECD countries stand on international telecommunication pricing practices regarding accounting rates and collection charges?
01 June 1994
International Telecommunication Tariffs
The pricing structure for the provision if international telecommunication services has become a key issue for policy makers in recent years.
18 June 2008
Internet Address Space
This new report focuses on possible scenarios and on the need to deploy the newer version of the Internet Protocol, IP version 6 (IPv6).
09 Apr 2010
Internet Addressing: Measuring Deployment of IPV6
One of the major challenges for the future of the Internet is its ability to scale to connect billions of people and devices. A key part of scalability is the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet Protocol specifies how communications take place between one device and another through an...
01 Nov 1997
Internet Domain Names
The Domain Name System (DNS) maps Internet addresses and is a necessary element enabling communication routing to function.
01 Apr 1998
Internet Traffic Exchange
Discussion of Internet traffic exchange is important because some parts of the communication industry are asking governments to address an increasing number of regulatory issues.
29 Jan 2013
Internet Traffic Exchange
This report finds that the Internet has developed an efficient market for connectivity based on voluntary contractual agreements. Operating in a highly competitive environment, largely without regulation or central organisation, the Internet model of traffic exchange has produced low prices,...
13 Mar 2002
Internet Traffic Exchange and the Development of end-to-end International Telecommunication Competition
The avoidance of monopoly rents and the need to ensure the continuity and quality of supply have,
historically, been among the key drivers for the creation of new trade routes. In the field of
telecommunications, for much of the past century, there has been little scope for achieving either of...
07 Apr 1998
Internet Voice Telephony Developments
Internet telephony is a voice service over the Internet. It is different from the present telephony service which is transported over the circuit switched public telephone network because Internet telephony is transported using Internet protocols over packet switched networks. Internet...
28 Feb 2001
Inventory of Consumer Protection Laws, Policies and Practices Applied to Electronic Commerce
Consumer laws, policies and practices exist to help build consumers’ trust and confidence by protecting
them from unfair or deceptive acts or practices and helping to establish a more balanced relationship
between sellers and consumers in commercial transactions. Domestic retail markets offer...
29 Mar 2007
Is China the New Centre for Offshoring of IT and ICT-Enabled Services?
This paper analyses developments in IT and ICT-enabled services offshoring to China and the potential for further growth.
14 Mar 2012
Laying the Foundation for the Internet Economy
Since the Seoul Declaration, access to broadband networks and the Internet have constantly increased. In terms of fixed broadband, penetration levels are close to maturity. In addition, further deployments of fibre networks have taken place; however, overall deployment of fibre is still at an...
17 July 2002
Legal Provisions Related to Business-to-Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution in Relation to Privacy and Consumer Protection
This document addresses the extent to which existing legal provisions in OECD countries impact recourse to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in relation to disputes arising out of business-to-consumer electronic commerce.
30 Jan 2012
This document examines the future of machine-to-machine communication (M2M), with a particular focus on mobile wireless networks. M2M devices are defined, in this paper, as those that are actively communicating using wired and wireless networks, are not computers in the traditional sense and...
24 July 2006
Making Privacy Notices Simple
This report recommends that privacy notices be short, simple and usable to make it easier for individuals to assimilate the information they contain and to compare the privacy practices of the organisations processing their personal data.
08 Dec 2011
Measuring Digital Local Content
This paper discusses the ways to quantify the local content that can be delivered through the internet. Several indicators are proposed; for each indicator the paper discusses available data, presents strengths of a given measure and outlines its potential drawbacks.
03 Nov 1998
Measuring Electronic Commerce
Electronic commerce is creating a new mode of delivering new types of products in a global market in which geographical boundaries and location lose their meaning. This paper outlines some of the issues associated with measuring electronic commerce.
30 Apr 1998
Measuring Electronic Commerce
Electronic commerce is creating a new mode of delivering new types of products in a global market in which geographical boundaries and location lose their meaning.