OECD Communications Outlook 2003

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The OECD Communications Outlook 2003 contains the most recent comparable data on the communications sector and on policy frameworks in OECD countries. It analyses major changes and trends in the communications sector and highlights the impact of four years of competition on the many OECD countries that fully opened their markets to competition in 1998. A broad array of indicators permits tracking communications network development and comparing performance on revenue, investment, employment, and service prices throughout the OECD area.

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Employment and Productivity

At the end of 2001, 3 million people were employed in telecommunication services i n OECD count ries. Growth in telecommunication employment peaked in 2000 and there has since been a decrease in total employment in the industry. Nevertheless, at the end of 2001 there were more people employed in telecommunications in the OECD area than at any time during the 1990s. This chapter examines employment in the telecommunications industry and labour productivity. Skill level within the industry is also discussed.

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