Working Papers

  • 23-February-2011


    Broadband Bundling: Trends and Policy Implications (OECD Digital Economy Paper 175)

    Bundling can provide both benefits and drawbacks to broadband customers. In other cases bundles can lead to situations where customers are worse off.

  • 12-November-2010


    The Role of Internet Services Providers in Botnet Mitigation: an Empirical Analysis based on Spam Data (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2010/5)

    Botnets are critical security threats. Based on the analysis of 109 billion spam messages, this report considers whether ISPs can be critical control points for botnet mitigation, how the number of infected machines varies across ISPs and why.

  • 30-June-2010


    ICT Sector in India: Performance, Growth and Key Challenges (OECD Digital Economy Paper 174)

    This report provides an overview of the recent performance and growth of the Indian ICT sector and related policies, focussing both on the software and hardware segments, and discusses the short- and longer-term outlook.

  • 23-June-2010


    Geographically Segmented Regulation for Telecommunications (OECD Digital Economy Paper 173)

    The aim of this paper is to appraise the case for, and developments in, the use of sub-national geographically segmented regulation for fixed telecommunications networks.

  • 7-April-2010


    The Economic and Social Role of Internet Intermediaries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 171)

    Internet intermediaries give access to, host, transmit and index content originated by third parties or provide Internet-based services to third parties.

  • 29-March-2010


    International Mobile Roaming Services: Analysis and Policy Recommendations (OECD Digital Economy Paper 168)

    This report proposes solutions to high international mobile roaming service charges and assesses their viability and possible side effects.

  • 24-March-2010


    Developments in Cable Broadband Networks (OECD Digital Economy Paper 170)

    This paper examines current trends and various bandwidth management strategies for cable operators and also provides information on cable network developments in OECD countries.

  • 23-March-2010


    Wireless Broadband Indicator Methodology (OECD Digital Economy Paper 169)

    The OECD’s wireless broadband methodology is a new structure for measuring and comparing the number of wireless/mobile broadband subscriptions across countries.

  • 12-January-2010


    Smart sensor networks - technologies and applications for green growth (OECD Digital Economy Paper 167)

    This report gives an overview of sensor technologies and applications, and quantifies their environmental impacts.

  • 21-December-2009


    International Mobile Roaming Charging in the OECD Area (OECD Digital Economy Paper 166)

    This report represents the first part of a two-phase OECD project on IMRS. It provides information and analysis on market developments and pricing in IMRS and sets out the nature of the perceived problem together with analysis on why IMRS pricing takes the form it does.

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