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Switzerland tops for the first time the OECD fixed broadband ranking, with 39.9 subscribers per 100 inhabitants, followed closely by the Netherlands (39.1) and Denmark (37.9). The OECD average is 25.6, according to new OECD statistics.
To help governments boost competition and drive down excessive prices in international mobile roaming markets, the OECD has released a series of recommendations to protect consumers.
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Amid concern that the openness of the Internet that has been key in stimulating innovation and economic growth is currently eroding, the OECD has adopted a set of shared principles to preserve the fundamental openness of the Internet and its free flow of information.
Demand from new wireless subscribers is driving growth in high-speed Internet in OECD countries but the latest data show a slowdown in fixed broadband subscriptions in the first half of 2011.
OECD governments and other stakeholders have created a new framework to promote a more transparent, open Internet at a two-day meeting in Paris.
The Internet is a driver of innovation, improves efficiency, and thus contributes to growth and employment. This high-level meeting is a unique opportunity to strengthen global principles to create a reliable, resilient and innovative Internet environment.
Regulators and policy makers should boost competition among mobile telephone operators to cut the high prices being charged for international data roaming, according to a new OECD report.
Watch this recording of the 2011 OECD Forum session on financial regulation and consumer protection with Ted Menzies, Steingrimur J. Sigfússon, Federico Ghizzoni, Marilena Lazzarini, John Hope Bryant and Renato Flores.
Watch this recording of the 2011 OECD Forum session on innovation and stimulating change with Simon Brooks, European Investment Bank; Marie-Louise Knuppert, Danish Confederation of Trade Unions; and Björn Stigson, World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
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This report, “Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risks”, considers what types of cyberattacks, or combination of attacks and other large scale disruptions, hold potential for causing a global shock.