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This page provides a range of broadband-related statistics on OECD countries with data through June 2012.
The OECD has adopted a new basket methodology for benchmarking wireless broadband prices. It adds to the existing baskets for voice, leased lines and fixed broadband services and reflects the increasing importance of wireless broadband for laptops, tablets and smartphones.
This working paper provides estimates of the economic value created by broadband Internet using measures of new gross domestic product and consumer surplus.
Measuring the economic and social impacts of the Internet presents several challenges. This working paper reviews the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, the need for more granular data in order to understand its complexity, and the phenomenon of big data.
These 15 statistical indicators summarise the current state of the ICT sector by providing data on numbers of access lines, mobile and broadband subscribers, households access to Internet, etc.
This study addresses issues of digital divide among households and individuals by using micro-data analysis of ICT usage patterns. The analysis includes data from 18 European countries, Korea and Canada. Inequalities in computer and Internet use are analysed in a two-step approach.
The STI Scoreboard analyses the major trends in knowledge and innovation in today’s global economy. With over 180 indicators it presents a policy-oriented review of science, technology, innovation and industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries.
This guide provides the statistical definitions, classifications and methods to measure and compare the information society across countries. It provides a standard reference for statisticians, analysts and policy-makers in the field.
The Communications Outlook provides an extensive range of indicators and examines the issues surrounding broadcasting markets, Internet infrastructure, communications expenditure, use by households and business, and trends in telecommunications services.
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This document compares major trends in the diffusion of the Internet across OECD and selected non-OECD countries. It shows how the Internet is changing people’s lives and business behaviours, increasing productivity, stimulating innovation and opening new opportunities.