Statistical Sources and Methods


  • 12-June-2014

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    Broadband access network speed tests by country

    The actual performance of Internet connections, particularly their speed, is critical to meeting various objectives set out by a range of stakeholders including consumers, policy makers and regulators. This page provides links to network speed tests in OECD countries.

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  • 11-July-2013

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    OECD Communications Outlook

    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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  • 4-October-2012

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    OECD Internet Economy Outlook

    Supported by time series data, this publication begins with an overview of trends and highlights how the Internet sector has proven to be resilient during the recent economic crisis. It then examines the various drivers and impacts of Internet use and deployment, as well as emerging technologies, e-health, digital content, security and privacy, and reflects on a methodology for measuring the Internet economy.

  • 13-September-2012

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    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook

    The STI Outlook reviews the key policy trends and performance of OECD countries and major emerging economies in a number of areas related to science and innovation based on the latest information and indicators. The policy and country profiles in the 2012 edition highlight the expected contributions of science, technology and innovation to a sustainable and lasting recovery from the economic crisis.

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  • 4-September-2012

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    Methodology for Constructing Wireless Broadband Price Baskets (OECD Digital Economy Paper 205)

    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.

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  • 5-August-2011

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    OECD Guide to Measuring the Information Society 2011

    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.

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  • 23-March-2010

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    Revision of the Methodology for Constructing Telecommunication Price Baskets

    The OECD uses a “basket” methodology to compare retail prices of telecommunication services across countries. This revision will serve as the basis for price comparisons for several years.

  • 14-October-2009

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    OECD telecommunication price baskets

    What are price baskets? How are they built?

  • 16-May-2006

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    OECD Baskets Revision 2006

    This document updates the definitions of the OECD Baskets Definitions 2000 and of the OECD Mobile Baskets Revision 2002.

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  • 1-June-2000

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    OECD Telecommunications Basket Definitions, June 2000

    OECD-Teligen Ltd. Telephone tariff baskets methodology.