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This paper provides an overview of the economic and policy implications of various technologies available to provide local telecommunication access.
How can we adequately compare output and productivity growth across countries? Well-established measures of output and productivity growth have come under scrutiny because they have not always been able to reflect the rapid quality changes in pro...
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By the beginning of 1996, eight OECD countries had liberalised the provision of public switched telecommunication networks (PSTN) in their markets. In the other 18 OECD countries the incumbent public telecommunication operator (PTO) had the sole ...
The aim of this paper is to provide a critical description of some of the indicators most frequently used in analysing competitiveness.
The OECD, together with the European Commission (DGXIII), and COMTEC (Dublin City University), held a workshop on the pricing and regulation of Internet in Dublin on the 20th and 21 June 1996.
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As the global information society (GIS) continues to evolve in a complex world, the accompanying economic transformation process remains less than straightforward.
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This statement is an initial response to the OECD Council, meeting at Ministerial level, in May 1995 to provide a policy report on the Global Information Infrastructure - Global Information Society (GII-GIS) ...
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Competition is driving growth of mobile telecommunication into new markets, particularly personal communication markets.
The paper shows the results of a pilot study for six industrial sectors in seven OECD Member countries (Canada, Japan, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States) whereby short-term qualitative indicators are used to "nowcast" a quantitative indicator, the production index.
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This paper examines the role of information in the regulation of telecommunications and the impact of changes that are likely to occur in the nature of such regulation from the regulation of monopoly, through the development of competition to the emergence of a full telecommunications market.