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.
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.
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.
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
This paper outlines factors that may affect the ability of researchers to access patented inventions for legitimate research purposes. It reviews evidence of access limitations and explores options for the formulation of research exemptions that balance research use and patent holders' rights.
VoIP applications have the potential to reduce prices for voice communications and enhance competition in voice markets by lowering entry barriers to these markets.
Untersuchung der Verbraucherpolitik: Bericht über Verbraucherinformationskampagnen gegen Trickbetrug
Despite the attention that offshore outsourcing currently demands in the public media, there is little empirical evidence on its economic impact. This paper surveys the empirical literature on offshore outsourcing and its productivity effects.
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.
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.