Working Papers

  • 13-March-2003

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    Review of the development and reform of the telecommunications sector in China (STI Digital Economy Paper 69)

    The Chinese telecommunications market has experienced double-digit growth in recent years and continues to expand rapidly as demand surges.

  • 22-January-2003

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    Universal service obligations and broadband (STI Digital Economy Paper 68)

    This paper examines the question of whether the scope of universal service should be widened to include broadband.

  • 5-December-2002


    Broadband Access for Business (STI Digital Economy Paper 67)

    With over 50 million subscribers in the OECD, broadband access is key for economic growth and development. This report examines broadband access development for businesses. It focuses on short distance leased lines and new forms of broadband access.

  • 3-December-2002


    Transborder Data Flow Contracts in the Wider Framework of Mechanisms for Privacy Protection on Global Networks (STI Digital Economy Paper 66)

    This 1999 report aims at helping to develop a common understanding of the use of contractual solutions in the context of B2B and B2C transborder data flows.

  • 18-July-2002


    Legal Provisions Related to Business-to-Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution in Relation to Privacy and Consumer Protection (STI Digital Economy Paper 65)

    This document addresses the extent to which existing legal provisions in OECD countries impact recourse to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in relation to disputes arising out of business-to-consumer electronic commerce.

  • 15-June-2002


    Broadband Infrastructure Deployment: The Role of Government Assistance (STI Working Papers 2002/15)

    This paper argues that government policies should continue to emphasise the role of competition in stimulating broadband development and diffusion, and should avoid direct intervention in the broadband market, which risks distorting market mechanisms.

  • 14-June-2002


    Report on Consumer Protections for Payment Cardholders (STI Digital Economy Paper 64)

    Consumer protections for payment cardholders play an important role in developing trust in B2C e-commerce. This report examines the protections currently available in OECD countries.

  • 14-June-2002


    Resolving E-commerce Disputes Online: Asking the Right Questions about ADR (STI Digital Economy Paper 63)

    Shopping online opens up a world of opportunity, convenience, choice, competitive prices and information. What will happen if something goes wrong with your purchase? What if you don't get the products you ordered? What can you do?

  • 30-May-2002

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    L'échange de trafic Internet et le développement de la concurrence (STI Digital Economy Paper 62)

    Competition is increasing in Internet backbone markets, as a result of liberalisation, and the consequent ability of telecommunication carriers to provide infrastructure and services on an end-to-end basis.

  • 17-May-2002


    Best Practice Examples under the OECD Guidelines on Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce (STI Digital Economy Paper 61)

    This set of best practice examples provides additional practical guidance to governments, businesses and consumers on several aspects of the 1999 Guidelines.

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