OECD Digital Economy Papers

The Internet in Transition: The State of the Transition to IPv6 in Today's Internet and Measures to Support the Continued Use of IPv4
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2071-6826 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/20716826
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The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) undertakes a wide range of activities to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) contribute to sustainable economic growth and social well-being. The OECD Digital Economy Papers series covers a broad range of ICT-related issues and makes selected studies available to a wider readership. They include policy reports, which are officially declassified by an OECD Committee, and occasional working papers, which are meant to share early knowledge.
 
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  N° 133   25 July 2007 Click to Access:  Catching up in Broadband - What Will it Take?
OECD
Can governments elevate their broadband performance rankings? This paper aims to identify the factors that are significant in driving broadband penetration.
  N° 132   26 July 2007 Click to Access:  Report on Second Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy
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Report on the 2nd Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy, held in October 2006, to consider the economic theories of information disclosure with a focus on two major industry sectors – telecommunications and financial services.
  N° 131   06 July 2007 Click to Access:  Report on OECD Member Countries' Approaches to Consumer Contracts
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This report covers the four issues most often raised by consumer contracts: misrepresentation; the seller's duty to supply information to the consumer; suitability, or "know your customer" rules; and protection against unsolicited offers and pressure sales tactics.
  N° 130   08 Feb 2007 Click to Access:  Development of Policies for Protection of Critical Information Infrastructures
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The 2006 OECD study offers an analysis of the CII security policies in four countries: Canada, Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States - with a focus on the drivers for and challenges to their development.
  N° 129   29 Mar 2007 Click to Access:  ICTs and Gender
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This paper shows ICT and ICT-related employment, ICT-related education and training, and ICT access and use by gender.
  N° 128   29 Mar 2007 Click to Access:  Is China the New Centre for Offshoring of IT and ICT-Enabled Services?
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This paper analyses developments in IT and ICT-enabled services offshoring to China and the potential for further growth.
  N° 127   23 Mar 2007 Click to Access:  Fixed-Mobile Convergence
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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.
  N° 126   15 Jan 2007 Click to Access:  Mobile Multiple Play
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This paper provides an overview of the evolution in mobile multiple play services (voice, data and video).
  N° 125   22 Jan 2007 Click to Access:  The Spectrum Dividend
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After analogue TV signals are switched off with the shift to digital transmission (analogue switchoff), a significant amount of spectrum bandwidth is expected to be freed-up, potentially making it available for other applications rather than replicating the similar quality analogue TV...
  N° 124   16 Jan 2007 Click to Access:  Mobile Commerce
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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.
  N° 123   12 Jan 2007 Click to Access:  Policy Considerations for Audio-visual Content Distribution in a Multiplatform Environment
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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.
  N° 122   19 Oct 2006 Click to Access:  Potential Impacts of International Sourcing on Different Occupation
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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...
  N° 121   18 June 2006 Click to Access:  Report on the Cross-Border Enforcement of Privacy Law
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This report describes the current attempts to address cross-border enforcement challenges in the area of privacy. It highlights the need for a more global and systematic approach to cross-border privacy law enforcement co-operation.
  N° 120   24 July 2006 Click to Access:  Making Privacy Notices Simple
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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.
  N° 119   19 May 2006 Click to Access:  Digital Broadband Content
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The development of digital content raises new issues as rapid technological developments challenge existing business models and government policies.
  N° 118   22 May 2006 Click to Access:  Future Digital Economy
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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.
  N° 117   18 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Online Payment Systems for E-commerce
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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.
  N° 116   20 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Report on a Roundtable on Demand-side Economics for Consumer Policy
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This report summarises the discussions held at a roundtable hosted by the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP) in October 2005.
  N° 115   18 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Report on Disclosure Issues Related to the Use of Copy Control and Digital Rights Management Technologies
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This report analyses the disclosure issues raised by technically-imposed restrictions on the use of digital content.
  N° 114   19 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Report of the OECD Task Force on Spam
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The OECD has launched an Anti-Spam Toolkit to help governments and industry work together to combat spam. The Anti-Spam Toolkit, its annexes and background papers are available at www.oecd-antispam.org
  N° 113   18 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Rethinking Universal Service for a Next Generation Network Environment
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In many OECD countries, a primary longer term issue is how to provide universal service in the new competitive environment where voice is ubiquitous and  cheap, voice  revenues low and where  voice has become just one of many applications provided on networks.
  N° 112   30 Mar 2006 Click to Access:  Digital Broadband Content
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Public Sector Information (PSI) is the raw material for applications across a wide range of industries. This study gives an overview of the main areas of PSI and their commercial applications, and addresses issues related to improving access to public sector content.
  N° 111   12 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  The Secondary Market for Domain Names
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The paper provides an overview of recent developments in Internet domain name markets, and more specifically, in the market for secondary domain names that is largely driven by Internet advertising on search engines.
  N° 110   27 Feb 2006 Click to Access:  Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
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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.
  N° 109   20 Mar 2006 Click to Access:  Policy Considerations of VoIP
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VoIP  applications  have  the  potential  to  reduce  prices  for  voice  communications  and  enhance competition in voice markets by lowering entry barriers to these markets.
  N° 108   02 Mar 2006 Click to Access:  The Implications of WiMAX for Competition and Regulation
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The new WiMAX equipment could play a key role in helping bridge the digital divide as long-distance wireless  links  could  help  deliver  higher-speed  access  to  areas  traditionally  out  of  reach  of  fixed-line networks.
  N° 107   23 Feb 2006 Click to Access:  The Share of Employment Potentially Affected by Offshoring
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This report examines the statistical relationship between the share of employment potentially affected by ICT-enabled offshoring of services and other economic and structural developments, using some simple descriptive regressions on a panel of OECD economies between 1996 and 2003.
  N° 106   13 Feb 2006 Click to Access:  The Policy Implications of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
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VoIP traffic is growing rapidly in conjunction with the growth in broadband connections, in particular digital subscriber lines (DSL) and cable modems. According to a recent survey, VoIP is growing at twice the rate of traditional switched voice.
  N° 105   11 Jan 2006 Click to Access:  Telecommunication Regulatory Institutional Structures and Responsibilities
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The jurisdiction of regulators has changed in many countries as responsibilities, formerly with ministries, was transferred to regulators.
  N° 104   10 Jan 2006 Click to Access:  VoIP: Developments in the Market
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The development of broadband Internet access, has triggered a shift in voice traffic from traditional public switched telephone networks (PSTN) to alternative Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
  N° 103   20 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  Examining Consumer Policy
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This report on consumer information campaigns concerning scams, makes recommendations for five areas in which practice can be improved to ensure that scams are more effectively understood and that campaigning against them is more integrated.
  N° 102   16 Feb 2005 Click to Access:  The Promotion of a Culture of Security for Information Systems and Networks in OECD Countries
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This report is a major information resource on governments’ effective efforts to date to foster a shift in culture as called for in the OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks: Towards a Culture of Security.
  N° 101   30 June 2004 Click to Access:  Biometric-based Technologies
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This report is intended to provide an understanding of the benefits and limitations of biometric-based technologies. It also includes information on existing privacy and security methodologies for assessing biometrics.
  N° 100   13 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  OECD Report on Digital Music
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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.
  N° 99   26 May 2005 Click to Access:  Spam Issues in Developing Countries
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After an overview of general issues relating to spam, this report suggests possible technical and legislative solutions adapted to developing countries, focusing on the fundamental role of Internet Service Providers.
  N° 98   12 May 2005 Click to Access:  Online Computer and Video Games
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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.
  N° 97   03 May 2005 Click to Access:  Digital Broadband Content
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Mobile content is increasingly available over mobile platforms and mobile networks. Most common applications are music and games. This study analyses development of mobile digital content value chains and business models, drivers of mobile content dissemination and identifies policy issues.
  N° 96   22 Apr 2005 Click to Access:  New Perspectives on ICT Skills and Employment
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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.
  N° 95   20 Apr 2005 Click to Access:  Secondary Markets for Spectrum
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Many countries are grappling with spectrum reform in a climate of rapid technological change, convergence and relentlessly growing spectrum demand.
  N° 94   20 Apr 2005 Click to Access:  Growth in Services - Fostering Employment, Productivity and Innovation
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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...
  N° 93   14 Apr 2005 Click to Access:  Development of Voice over WiFi by Integrating Mobile Networks
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Rapid technological changes are facilitating the convergence between WiFi (short for "Wireless Fidelity") and mobile networks, in particular with 3G networks and resulting in the development of Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) services.
  N° 92   19 Apr 2005 Click to Access:  OECD Workshop on Consumer Dispute Resolution and Redress in the Global Marketplace
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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...
  N° 91   05 Apr 2005 Click to Access:  Potential Offshoring of ICT-intensive Using Occupations
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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...
  N° 90   23 Feb 2005 Click to Access:  Regulatory Reform as a Tool for Bridging the Digital Divide
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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...
  N° 89   18 Jan 2005 Click to Access:  Next Generation Network Development in OECD Countries
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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).
  N° 88   04 May 2005 Click to Access:  ICT, E-Business and SMEs
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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.
  N° 87   03 Jan 2005 Click to Access:  ICT Skills and Employment
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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.
  N° 86   03 June 2004 Click to Access:  ICT, E-Business and Small and Medium Enterprises
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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...
  N° 85   14 Sep 2004 Click to Access:  Development of Third-Generation Mobile Services in the OECD
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This paper analyses the development of third-generation mobile services (3G) in OECD countries. A brief description of the definition of 3G and its migration path is followed by an analysis of the benefits and shortcomings of 3G services. The paper further examines regulatory issues raised by...
  N° 84   13 July 2004 Click to Access:  Generic Top Level Domain Names
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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.
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