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This report was prepared as an input by the OECD to the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG).
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Rapid technological changes are facilitating the convergence between WiFi (short for “Wireless Fidelity”) and mobile networks, in particular with 3G networks and resulting in the development of Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) services.
Services are increasingly tradable, mainly as a result of rapid technological advances, in particular in information and communication technologies, and continuing liberalisation of trade in services.
This paper examines the state of official ICT statistics in China and tries to assess ICT development in China from the information currently available.
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This paper examines one narrow aspect of the digital divide, the effects of regulatory reform on telecommunication networks. While regulatory reform is only one part of the global digital divide problem, it can play a key role in helping telecommunication markets bridge some of the gaps.
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Over the last several years, a number of the major network operators have put in place network upgrade plans to implement next generation networks (NGN).
These reports review the status of ICT diffusion to business in individual countries and describe current and earlier policies aimed at ICT uptake in firms in Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Korea, Norway and Switzerland.
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The main policy directions derived from the analysis are to foster appropriate business environments for e-business and ICT uptake, and target programmes to overcome market failures to the extent that they are needed in particular areas.
This report, part of the 2004 OECD IT Outlook, is the first in a series looking at the distribution of ICT skilled employment in the economy, various ways in which ICT skills needs can be satisfied, and the role of ICT-skilled employment in international services sourcing, or offshoring.
Information and communication technology (ICT) connectivity (PCs and Internet) is very widespread in businesses of all sizes.