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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.
Switzerland tops for the first time the OECD fixed broadband ranking, with 39.9 subscribers per 100 inhabitants, followed closely by the Netherlands (39.1) and Denmark (37.9). The OECD average is 25.6, according to new OECD statistics.
This working paper provides estimates of the economic value created by broadband Internet using measures of new gross domestic product and consumer surplus.
These 15 statistical indicators summarise the current state of the ICT sector by providing data on numbers of access lines, mobile and broadband subscribers, households access to Internet, etc.
Mobile termination rates are the charges that telecom network operators pay for delivering telephone calls to mobile wireless providers. There have been considerable changes in these rates and, in some countries, the role regulatory authorities play in how these charges are set.
To help governments boost competition and drive down excessive prices in international mobile roaming markets, the OECD has released a series of recommendations to protect consumers.
The report provides examples of some of the uses of machine-to-machine communication today and its potential to enhance economic and social development. It concludes that to achieve such benefits, changes to telecommunication policy and regulatory frameworks may be required.
This publication reviews the telecommunication market in Mexico, examines the current policy and regulatory framework of the sector, and puts forward proposals for reform in order to develop competition in the market.
This paper evaluates the loss in consumer surplus caused by the low degree of competition in the Mexican telecommunication sector which results in relatively high prices, and also leads to lower levels of consumption across the range of telecommunication services.
Demand from new wireless subscribers is driving growth in high-speed Internet in OECD countries but the latest data show a slowdown in fixed broadband subscriptions in the first half of 2011.