01 Jan 1997
Measuring Electronic Commerce
The purpose of this report is to begin to outline the issues associated with measuring electronic commerce, propose an initial framework and begin to compare some of the disparate data on the subject so as to form a mosaic which gives a clearer quantitative picture of the current status and...
29 Jan 2008
Measuring Security and Trust in the Online Environment
This paper reviews available official statistics on trust and security in the online environment. It discusses whether security concerns are an obstacle to Internet use and examines how people and companies protect their equipment and networks.
30 Jan 2008
Measuring User-Created Content: Implications for the ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals Surveys
This paper reviews recent measurement work on User-Created Content (UCC) undertaken in OECD countries.
19 Apr 2012
Measuring the Broadband Bonus in Thirty OECD Countries
This paper provides estimates of the economic value created by broadband Internet using measures of new gross domestic product and consumer surplus. The study finds that the economic value created in 30 OECD countries correlates roughly with the overall size of their broadband economies. In...
17 Apr 2012
Measuring the Impact of Innovations in Public IT Infrastructure on the Standard of Living in OECD Economies
Advances in information technology (IT) in the first decade of the 21st century have highlighted the role of IT as an enabling technology throughout an economy. But although the influence of IT in transforming the way in which business and consumer transactions are done is clear to all...
04 Jan 2008
Measuring the Impacts of ICT Using Official Statistics
Policy makers everywhere want to know about the social and economic impacts of ICT. The aim of this paper is to examine statistical issues associated with their measurement and to suggest areas for future work.
13 Apr 2012
Measuring the Internet
This working paper reviews a number of the challenges and opportunities confronting analysts interested in measuring the Internet and its economic and social impacts. It identifies several additional challenges to the measurement issue, in addition to all of the normal problems one expects when...
30 July 2009
Measuring the Relationship between ICT and the Environment
While the links between ICT and environmental outcomes are becoming clearer, there is no separate
statistical field that links the two. Nevertheless, some data are available from official statistical sources,
from analytical work and from product life cycle studies.
This paper suggests a...
04 Sep 2012
Methodology for Constructing Wireless Broadband Price Baskets
The OECD has adopted a new basket methodology for benchmarking wireless broadband prices. It adds to the existing baskets for voice, leased lines and fixed broadband services and reflects the increasing importance of wireless broadband for laptops, tablets and smartphones.
30 June 2009
Although, the number of OECD countries that publish data on the number of mobile broadband
subscribers is not large, growth is significant in markets where data are available. This paper provides an
overview of prices, speeds and data caps of mobile broadband services. 99 and 58 operators in...
01 June 1996
Mobile Cellular Communication
Competition is driving growth of mobile telecommunication into new markets, particularly personal communication markets.
16 Jan 2007
Mobile commerce is a promising market both for consumers and businesses. However, consumer troubles and complaints are increasing and can sometimes become serious, including issues for minors.
15 Jan 2007
Mobile Multiple Play
This paper provides an overview of the evolution in mobile multiple play services (voice, data and video).
01 Jan 1995
Mobile and PSTN Communication Services
Mobile communication services, especially analogue cellular radio, have been one of the success stories of the last decade in the telecommunication industry.
15 June 2011
National Broadband Plans
This report surveys national broadband plans (NBP) across the OECD area, providing an overview of common elements and goals in those plans. An annex to this report contains references and links to the plans.
31 Mar 2011
National Strategies and Policies for Digital Identity Management in OECD Countries
This paper analyses and compares national strategies for digital identity management in OECD countries. These strategies aim to drive innovation for e-government and for the broader Internet economy while remaining consistent with current national identity practices.
09 Dec 2009
Network Developments in Support of Innovation and User Needs
This report makes a case for investment in a competitive, open-access national fibre-to-the-home network rollout based on potential spillovers in four key sectors of the economy: electricity, health, transportation and education.
This research offers a new approach to evaluating the costs of...
15 Apr 2009
Network Externality Premiums and International Telecommunication Traffic Exchange
The aim of this paper is to examine the economic impact of proposals to add a non-cost "premium" to
international telecommunication charges. This work follows up on earlier OECD work which examined
international traffic exchange. The paper concludes that attempts to use non-market methods, and...
22 Apr 2005
New Perspectives on ICT Skills and Employment
This report provides an overview of ICT skills and employment across OECD economies and analyses some of the impacts on economic performance. It presents a new approach to capturing the diffusion of ICTs in the economy.
01 Jan 1997
New Technologies and their Impact on the Accounting Rate System
The purpose of this paper is to examine and highlight policy implications of developments taking place in new technologies which are impacting on international telecommunication prices and the accounting rate and settlements system, used by telecommunication operators to compensate each other...
20 June 2011
Next Generation Access Networks and Market Structure
This report focuses on developments in broadband market structures emerging from the deployment of high-speed broadband services and the policy and regulatory implications.
18 Jan 2005
Next Generation Network Development in OECD Countries
Over the last several years, a number of the major network operators have put in place network upgrade plans to implement next generation networks (NGN).
16 Nov 2012
Non-governmental Perspectives on a New Generation of National Cybersecurity Strategies
This document brings together views from business, civil society and the Internet technical community on the emergence of a new generation of national cybersecurity strategies. This input was used in developing the report on "Cybersecurity Policy Making at a Turning Point: Analysing a New...
17 Apr 2013
OECD Consumer Policy Toolkit Workshop on Communication Services
In 2010, the OECD published its Consumer Policy Toolkit, which provides insights into ways that government agencies responsible for safeguarding consumer interests could improve their policy approaches to ensure that any interventions they make are well-justified, timely and effective. To...
11 Apr 1985
OECD Declaration on Transborder Data Flows
Rapid technological developments in the field of information, computers and communications are leading to significant structural changes in the economies of Member countries. Flows of computerised data and information are an important consequence of technological advances and are playing an...
18 June 2008
OECD Policy Guidance for Addressing Emerging Consumer Protection and Empowerment Issues in Mobile Commerce
The policy guidance lays out the policy responses that need to be in place to ensure that consumers engaging in mobile commerce transactions are adequately informed, and are protected against security or privacy risks.
01 Jan 1996
OECD Reflections on the Benefits of Mobile Cellular Telecommunication Infrastructure Competition
The primary findings of this report are: markets with infrastructure competition, and in particular where there is competition in both fixed and mobile networks, are delivering best practice performance in terms of market expansion; while there is evidence that monopoly markets are improved by...
13 Dec 2005
OECD Report on Digital Music
Unauthorised sharing of copyrighted works and new commercial digital delivery possibilities have thus far been a disruptive technology for the music industry. Still, the outlook for the music market in 2005 is positive due to rapidly increasing sales of (mobile) digital music services.
19 Apr 2005
OECD Workshop on Consumer Dispute Resolution and Redress in the Global Marketplace
This report presents an overview of OECD member country frameworks for consumer dispute resolution
and redress. Part I focuses on the different mechanisms that have been put in place to respond to the varying
nature and characteristics of consumer disputes including: internal complaints...
30 Nov 1999
Online Advertising and Marketing Directed Toward Children
OECD Committee on Consumer Policy Forum Session on Online Advertising and Marketing Directed toward Children, intended to provide information on how OECD Member countries are dealing with issues related to children and the Internet.
12 May 2005
Online Computer and Video Games
The computer and video game industry study analyses changing value chains and business models, prospects and challenges for off-line consoles and PCs and online and wireless games.
18 Apr 2006
Online Payment Systems for E-commerce
This report analyses development and use of online payment systems, covering credit cards, debit cards, online banking, mediating services, mobile telephone payments and electronic money, and industry characteristics and network effects. It analyses drivers and impediments and policy issues.
01 Jan 1996
Payments for Goods and Services on the Information Superhighway
This document was prepared by Mr Peter Davies, consultant, in collaboration with the Secretariat.
The main conclusions are that:
Copyright is the right regime for software protection on the information superhighway.
Exclusive reproduction rights should remain with the copyright holder.
12 July 2004
Peer to Peer Networks in OECD Countries
The number of people logged on simultaneously to popular file sharing networks approached close to 10 million in April 2004, a rise of 30% from the same period a year earlier, according to this new OECD report.
12 Jan 2007
Policy Considerations for Audio-visual Content Distribution in a Multiplatform Environment
Convergence is at present a key factor in developments underlying the electronic communications sector.1 The public can see, speak and listen using various media operating over all kinds of networks.
20 Mar 2006
Policy Considerations of VoIP
VoIP applications have the potential to reduce prices for voice communications and enhance competition in voice markets by lowering entry barriers to these markets.
01 June 2009
Policy Responses to the Economic Crisis
The OECD is developing a strategic response to the crisis focusing on two priority areas: finance,
competition and governance; and restoring long-term growth. As part of this strategic response, the
OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) has analysed the likely impact of...
19 Oct 2006
Potential Impacts of International Sourcing on Different Occupation
This paper uses trade and employment data to examine the relationship between the share of
employment potentially affected by offshoring and economic and structural factors, including trade in
business services and foreign direct investment, using simple descriptive regressions for a panel of...
05 Apr 2005
Potential Offshoring of ICT-intensive Using Occupations
Services are increasingly tradable, mainly as a result of rapid technological advances, in particular in information and communication technologies, and continuing liberalisation of trade in services. This has led to the relatively new phenomenon of global services sourcing or offshoring. This...
01 June 1995
Price Caps for Telecommunications
Governments often regulate prices for public utilities. As telecommunication services markets have been opened to competition, new ways had to be found to regulate prices of the former monopoly carriers.
07 May 2012
Proactive Policy Measures by Internet Service Providers against Botnets
Botnets are networks of compromised computers that are remotely controlled by malicious agents. They represent a threat to security and trust in online environments. Internet Service Providers (ISPs), by virtue of their ownership of the physical networks and consumer-facing position, are well...
19 Mar 2013
Protecting and Empowering Consumers in the Purchase of Digital Content Products
The spread of broadband, mobile devices and online and mobile payments usage are driving the expansion in digital content products. These can be downloaded, streamed or accessed through Internet Protocol (IP) TV on a range of channels including online retail platforms and social media. While...
15 July 2008
Public Rights of Way for Fibre Deployment to the Home
This paper examines the policies to obtain public rights-of-way permits in a number of OECD countries and access to ducts, which may act to slow down the pace of fibre roll-out in local access market, and suggests the policy options available.
18 Apr 2008
RFID Applications, Impacts and Country Initiatives
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a promising new technology with a rapidly growing range of applications, many integrating technologies such as sensors. In this report, eight major fields of application are analysed, impacts are discussed and country initiatives described.
18 June 2008
RFID Guidance and Reports
This report contains policy and practical guidance principles to enhance business and consumer benefits from the use of RFID while proactively taking into account information security and privacy issues.
27 Oct 2007
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Implementation in Germany
RFID technology is increasingly used in a wide range of tracking and tracing applications. This study compares the implementation of RFID across a broad range of sectors, drawing on interviews with early adopters of RFID technology in Germany.
14 Jan 2008
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
The deployment of RFID brings significant economic promise. But is RFID sufficiently secure and privacy-friendly ? This paper clarifies the capabilities and limitations of RFID, identifies the associated security and privacy challenges, and suggests measures that can be implemented to address them.
27 Feb 2006
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
RFID touches on several regulatory and/or policy issues with potentially wide-ranging social, economic, as well as national security implications, including international trade, intellectual property rights, standards, spectrum, security, and privacy.
08 Dec 2011
Regulation of Transborder Data Flows under Data Protection and Privacy Law
Transborder data flows have become increasingly important in economic, political, and social terms over the 30 years since the adoption, in 1980, of the OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data. A fundamental change in the business and technological...
23 Feb 2005
Regulatory Reform as a Tool for Bridging the Digital Divide
The digital divide touches all regions and economies of the world and threatens to slow progress towards the goal of an all-inclusive information society. Policy makers are faced with the divide’s daunting complexity but have a range of policy tools that have proven effective in expanding...