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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 ...
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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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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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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...
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As different industries converge to take advantage of the extraordinary technological possibilities offered by the Internet, it seems clear that in terms of cost, innovation, access and infrastructures, countries with competitive structures and l...
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This paper is meant to be perspective in nature as well as prescriptive. There are a number of telecommunication issues at the international level which can be resolved fairly rapidly and a number of opportunities available to open telecommunicat...
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Will the liberalisation of the telecommunications market jeopardise the provision of universal service?
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Traditionally international switched telephone traffic has been handled by international public telecommunication operators (who in most cases have exclusive responsibility for switching and transmitting voice traffic). These operators through bi...