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  • 15-April-2015


    OECD’s Gurría welcomes call for ‘Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security’ as critical first step for trust and economic prosperity

    On the occasion of the Global Conference on Cyberspace meeting today in The Hague, the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) issued a statement calling on ‘the global community to build a new social compact between citizens and their elected representatives, the judiciary, law enforcement and intelligence agencies, business, civil society and the Internet technical community..

  • 9-April-2014


    Colombia telecoms regulator needs more power to increase competition, says OECD

    Colombia has done much to strengthen the rules governing its telecommunication sector, but it must give its regulator more power to enforce them in order to increase competition, particularly in the highly concentrated mobile market, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-October-2013


    Costa Rica adheres to OECD instruments during visit by OECD Secretary-General

    Costa Rica adhered today to OECD legal instruments on Internet governance and international business conduct, demonstrating its willingness to align its policies to best practices in these areas and work together with the Organisation.

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  • 11-July-2013


    More competition essential for future of mobile innovation, says OECD

    OECD countries must ensure mobile markets remain open and competitive in order to sustain innovation and meet rising demand for data services, according to a new OECD report.

  • 19-October-2012


    OECD launches online portal to boost product safety

    The OECD has launched an online portal to give consumers, businesses and governments quick and easy access to the latest information on products recalled from the market in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

  • 4-October-2012


    IT sector booms during downturn, says OECD

    Internet firms continue to drive growth and job creation in the IT industry, with fast-rising demand for mobile services helping to boost revenue and investment in research and development, according to a new OECD report.

  • 18-July-2012


    Switzerland tops fixed broadband ranking, while Korea leads in wireless broadband

    Switzerland tops for the first time the OECD fixed broadband ranking, with 39.9 subscribers per 100 inhabitants, followed closely by the Netherlands (39.1) and Denmark (37.9). The OECD average is 25.6, according to new OECD statistics.

  • 21-February-2012


    More competition is key to cutting excessive international mobile roaming charges, says OECD

    To help governments boost competition and drive down excessive prices in international mobile roaming markets, the OECD has released a series of recommendations to protect consumers.

  • 1-December-2011


    Internet economy: wireless subscribers drive broadband growth, says OECD

    Demand from new wireless subscribers is driving growth in high-speed Internet in OECD countries but the latest data show a slowdown in fixed broadband subscriptions in the first half of 2011.

  • 29-June-2011


    Internet economy: New framework for an open Internet agreed at OECD

    OECD governments and other stakeholders have created a new framework to promote a more transparent, open Internet at a two-day meeting in Paris.

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