OECD Communications Outlook 2011

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This eleventh edition of the OECD Communications Outlook covers developments such as the emergence of next generation access (NGA) networks and the imminent exhaustion of unallocated IPv4 addresses, and aims to provide an overview of efforts on the part of countries to promote competition and foster innovation in communication markets through regulation. It also examines the issues surrounding broadcasting markets, Internet infrastructure, communications expenditure and use by households and businesses, and trends in trade in telecommunications services. It finds that the communications sector has emerged from the global financial crisis (GFC) with a resilience and underlying strength reflecting its critical role in today’s economies.

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Telecommunication Market Size

In 2009, the telecommunication market was valued at USD 1.16 trillion in the OECD area. Telecommunication markets have expanded at a fairly constant annual growth rate of 3.9% since 2000, and have withstood two severe economic downturns. Voice remained the largest revenue source for operators despite declines in calling prices for both fixed and mobile. Mobile revenues accounted for 45% of all telecommunication revenues in the OECD in 2009, up from 24% just a decade earlier. In 2009, 13 countries had mobile sectors larger than their fixed sectors in revenue terms.

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