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Mobile communications is one of the tremendous success stories of the telecommunications industry. By June 1999, there were 293 million mobile subscribers in the OECD area, or around one mobile phone for every four inhabitants. Current growth con...
The OECD regularly publishes annual reports produced and submitted by OECD Member countries. These annual reports are the only regularly published inventory of consumer policy measures in OECD Member countries.
These guidelines are designed to help ensure that consumers are no less protected when shopping online than they are when they buy from their local store or order from a catalogue.
The development of an information society is expected to stimulate economic growth and productivity, create new economic activities as well as jobs.
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The clear cut boundaries that separated the different communications markets, such as telecommunication and broadcasting, are blurring as convergence, pushed by rapid technological development, is impacting both infrastructures and services. Dema...
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The Internet stands out as an extremely dynamic medium, even by the standards of rapid change which increasingly characterise the communications sector. In large part, due to this dynamism, Internet governance best lends itself to self-regulatory...
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An important feature of the telecommunications industry is that competitors almost invariably need to make use of each others' networks.
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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Part XIC of the Trade Practices Amendment (Telecommunications) Act 1997 introduces a new regime governing access to services in the telecommunications industry. A key component of this regime is the pricing of access which, in part, is to be admi...
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Chapter 4 of the 1997 Information Technology Outlook