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This paper provides an initial analysis of the main issues in network-based production and delivery of music and audio-visual services content, providing a more comprehensive comparative analysis of new network-based services by main content-producing information and entertainment industries.
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This report aims to outline the issues associated with measuring electronic commerce, propose an initial framework and begin to compare some of the disparate data so as to form a mosaic which gives a clearer quantitative picture of the current status and future direction of electronic commerce.
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Electronic commerce is creating a new mode of delivering new types of products in a global market in which geographical boundaries and location lose their meaning.
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Internet telephony is a voice service over the Internet. It is different from the present telephony service which is transported over the circuit switched public telephone network because Internet telephony is transported using Internet protocols over packet switched networks.
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This paper aims to increase awareness of how traffic exchange occurs on the Internet and how infrastructure and financial interconnection arrangements (including peering and transit) to accomplish traffic exchange are developing.
The following reports include information on policy approaches in the area of interconnection between telecommunication networks in respect to issues such as pricing, arbitration, competitive safeguards, pertinent legislation and so forth.
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Rapid technological advances in information and communication technologies and their widespread diffusion have led some to speculate about "frictionless" economies where transaction costs are nearly zero, barriers to entry and contestability disappear and markets clear instantly.
The Guidelines are primarily aimed at governments, in terms of the policy recommendations herein, but with anticipation that they will be widely read and followed by both the private and public sectors.