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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.
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This paper aims to increase awareness of how traffic exchange occurs on the Internet and how infrastructure and financial interconnection arrangements (including peering and transit) to accomplish traffic exchange are developing.
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By constructing a statistical profile of one of the most rapidly growing information and communication technology (ICT) industries, the software industry, this paper raises issues which are at the heart of the changes that are taking place as the information economy spreads.
The following reports include information on policy approaches in the area of interconnection between telecommunication networks in respect to issues such as pricing, arbitration, competitive safeguards, pertinent legislation and so forth.
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Rapid technological advances in information and communication technologies and their widespread diffusion have led some to speculate about "frictionless" economies where transaction costs are nearly zero, barriers to entry and contestability disappear and markets clear instantly.
The Guidelines are primarily aimed at governments, in terms of the policy recommendations herein, but with anticipation that they will be widely read and followed by both the private and public sectors.
Held at La Maison de la Chimie, Paris, 9-10 December 1997. The objective of the Workshop was to use the OECD Guidelines, together with the OECD's Report on Background and Issues of Cryptography Policy, as the basis for deepening understanding of cryptography policy issues in the increasingly globalised information and communications network and the development of electronic commerce.
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Convergence between different telecommunication and broadcasting infrastructures and services is increasingly raising challenges for regulatory frameworks and may require adjustment in view of emerging services.
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The Domain Name System (DNS) maps Internet addresses and is a necessary element enabling communication routing to function. While some may view the DNS as a narrow technical issue its implications for GII-GIS are extremely important.
Dismantling the Barriers to Global Electronic Commerce Introduction The growth and potential of electronic commerce have recently captured the attention of businesses, consumers, journalists and government officials, and the top...