Publications & Documents


  • 4-September-2014

    English

    OECD Insights: Governing the Internet

    The OECD is present at the Internet Governance Forum 2014 and presenting its most recent work on the Internet economy in a number of sessions.

  • 19-August-2014

    English

    Cloud Computing: The Concept, Impacts and the Role of Government Policy

    Cloud computing has become a platform for innovation. This paper looks at how the cloud changes the way computing is carried out, and evaluates the benefits, challenges and economic and environmental impacts. It discusses the policy issues raised and the role of governments and other stakeholders in addressing them.

  • 23-July-2014

    English

    OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies

    The OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies aims to support the development and implementation of digital government strategies that bring governments closer to citizens and businesses.

  • 27-June-2014

    English, PDF, 2,993kb

    OECD Principles for Internet Policy Making

    The OECD has been at the forefront of policy analysis on the digital economy since the start. It has also developed influential guidelines to help governments preserve the open and unified Internet that is needed to support economic growth, while at the same time manage privacy and security risks.

  • 16-June-2014

    English

    Button Battery Safety

    Many devices using small batteries have battery compartments that are easy to open and most people do not know there are safety concerns. Consumers worldwide need to be aware of the serious injuries that small batteries shaped like coins and buttons can cause when swallowed by children.

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  • 13-June-2014

    English

    The Development of Fixed Broadband Networks

    Enhancements to fixed broadband networks remain critical despite the growth in the use of wireless services. This report examines the development of fixed networks, barriers to their upgrading and regulatory challenges.

  • 13-June-2014

    English

    Access Network Speed Tests

    This report examines the approaches being taken to measure broadband performance by reviewing information on official speed tests to date as well as their strengths and drawbacks in methodologies, emerging good practices and the challenges in undertaking a harmonised approach across OECD countries.

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  • 13-June-2014

    English

    Insights blog: Time to terminate termination charges on international calls?

    A new OECD report finds empirical evidence that imposing mandatory higher charges for the completion (termination) of international inbound traffic suppresses demand. Moreover, governments that impose higher termination charges do not see their revenues increase proportionately.

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  • 12-June-2014

    English

    Broadband access network speed tests by country

    The actual performance of Internet connections, particularly their speed, is critical to meeting various objectives set out by a range of stakeholders including consumers, policy makers and regulators. This page provides links to network speed tests in OECD countries.

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  • 14-May-2014

    English

    Insights blog: Tackling spectrum crunch - Is more sharing the answer?

    An OECD report looks at new approaches to enhance spectrum management to make more spectrum resources available for wireless communication services to meet current and future demand and, at the same time, increase the efficiency in its use.

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