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This paper provides an overview of the economic and policy implications of various technologies available to provide local telecommunication access.
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By the beginning of 1996, eight OECD countries had liberalised the provision of public switched telecommunication networks (PSTN) in their markets. In the other 18 OECD countries the incumbent public telecommunication operator (PTO) had the sole ...
The OECD, together with the European Commission (DGXIII), and COMTEC (Dublin City University), held a workshop on the pricing and regulation of Internet in Dublin on the 20th and 21 June 1996.
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As the global information society (GIS) continues to evolve in a complex world, the accompanying economic transformation process remains less than straightforward.
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This statement is an initial response to the OECD Council, meeting at Ministerial level, in May 1995 to provide a policy report on the Global Information Infrastructure - Global Information Society (GII-GIS) ...
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Competition is driving growth of mobile telecommunication into new markets, particularly personal communication markets.
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This paper examines the role of information in the regulation of telecommunications and the impact of changes that are likely to occur in the nature of such regulation from the regulation of monopoly, through the development of competition to the emergence of a full telecommunications market.
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The object of the Symposium was to support both the G-7 and OECD Ministerial goals of increasing economic growth and job creation through the growth of a Global Information Infrastructure/Global Information Society (GII-GIS). It brought together ...
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Rapidly evolving knowledge-based economies and the increasingly widespread application of information and communications technology (ICT) are blurring traditional boundaries and standing old and familiar paradigms on their head.
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Competitive access to communication markets, through the competitive provision of infrastructure, efficient interconnection of networks, and where necessary regulatory safeguards, are fundamental to achieving many of the aims OECD governments hav...