Reports


  • 6-November-2014

    English

    Wireless Market Structures and Network Sharing

    A key issue for policy makers and regulators is market structures that will best deliver efficient and inclusive mobile communication services. This report addresses recent experience in selected countries that have changed or held constant the number of facilities-based operators; and initial experience and key questions that have arisen with wireless network sharing.

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  • 27-October-2014

    English

    Skills and Jobs in the Internet Economy

    Both generic and specialised ICT skills are becoming an important requirement for employment across the economy as the Internet becomes more engrained in work processes, but a significant part of the population lacks the basic skills necessary to function in this new environment. This paper examines the impact of the Internet on the labour market in this context.

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  • 27-October-2014

    English

    Consumer Policy Guidance on Intangible Digital Content Products

    It is important that consumers, including children, understand their rights and obligations when acquiring and using digital products. They also need to be informed about how their personal data may be collected and used, with whom it may be shared and why, and the type of redress that may be obtained when problems arise.

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  • 19-August-2014

    English

    Cloud Computing: The Concept, Impacts and the Role of Government Policy

    Cloud computing has become a platform for innovation. This paper looks at how the cloud changes the way computing is carried out, and evaluates the benefits, challenges and economic and environmental impacts. It discusses the policy issues raised and the role of governments and other stakeholders in addressing them.

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  • 13-June-2014

    English

    The Development of Fixed Broadband Networks

    Enhancements to fixed broadband networks remain critical despite the growth in the use of wireless services. This report examines the development of fixed networks, barriers to their upgrading and regulatory challenges.

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  • 13-June-2014

    English

    Access Network Speed Tests

    This report examines the approaches being taken to measure broadband performance by reviewing information on official speed tests to date as well as their strengths and drawbacks in methodologies, emerging good practices and the challenges in undertaking a harmonised approach across OECD countries.

  • 9-April-2014

    English

    OECD Review of Telecommunication Policy and Regulation in Colombia

    This review makes recommendations aimed at furthering regulatory reform and stimulating market competition and investment in the sector as a building block for the future development of the Colombian economy.

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  • 4-April-2014

    English

    Consumer Policy Guidance for Mobile and Online Payments

    This guidance addresses a number of key issues in the emerging mobile and online payment area, including the need to establish minimum levels of consumer protection across payment mechanisms, enhanced privacy and child protection, and standards for transparent and accessible information disclosures.

  • 3-April-2014

    English

    The Internet in Transition: The State of the Transition to IPv6 in Today's Internet and Measures to Support the Continued Use of IPv4

    This report considers the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 alongside the use of network technologies to prolong IPv4 use in the face of depletion of further IPv4 protocol addresses.

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  • 20-March-2014

    English

    Unleashing the Power of Big Data for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Research

    More than 35 million people worldwide had dementia in 2010 and this number is expected to exceed 115 million by 2050. This paper reports on the opportunities offered by the informatics revolution and big data to address Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. This will require careful planning and multi-stakeholder collaboration as technical, administrative, regulatory, infrastructure and financial obstacles emerge.

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