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The term "digital divide" refers to the gap between individuals, households, businesses and geographic areas at different socio-economic levels with regard to their opportunities to access information and communication technologies (ICTs).
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The new global information infrastructure will prove effective only if it can guarantee high-speed transmission throughout the network of all kinds of data -- text, images, sound or video -- in a secure manner while preserving its integrity.
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The liberalisation of telecommunication markets has required a new set of regulatory principles that can ensure fair competition in the marketplace.
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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.
This paper deals with the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to economic growth and to labour and multi-factor productivity.
OECD Committee on Consumer Policy Forum Session on Online Advertising and Marketing Directed toward Children, intended to provide information on how OECD Member countries are dealing with issues related to children and the Internet.
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This paper reports initial results from a Secretariat survey of recent unilateral liberalisation and facilitation measures relevant to the growth of Internet-based electronic commerce.
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This second edition of the Global Action Plan for Electronic Commerce reflects a number of developments in the global discussions about electronic commerce since the first Global Action Plan was submitted.
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The aim of this paper is twofold. First, to begin a policy and regulatory evaluation of developments in telecommunication market openness and second, it is aimed at stimulating reflection on the issues that may need to be examined to enhance market liberalisation and market openness.
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Digital television, whether delivered via terrestrial transmissions, via satellite transmissions, via cable, or via some other medium, will be an important component in the audio-visual market.