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  • 5-March-2013

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    Broadband Networks and Open Access

    This report examines "open access" policies and approaches in various contexts, including fixed and mobile access networks, backhaul and backbone networks, undersea cables and Internet exchange points (IXPs).

  • 21-February-2013

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    The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices

    Better connectivity is significantly related to higher levels of local digital content creation, and countries with more Internet infrastructure are also those which produce more local digital content. Countries with more international connectivity have lower domestic broadband prices, and countries with better domestic infrastructure have lower international bandwidth prices.

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  • 19-December-2012

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    The Development and Diffusion of Digital Content

    Viewers are watching a growing share of video via Internet-based distribution systems. New digital content distribution services are having appreciable impacts on established media industries and network service providers in many OECD countries. This paper argues that convergence should be taken as the rule, rather than the exception. Careful application of best practices can address most policy concerns.

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  • 10-October-2012

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    Fixed and Mobile Networks: Substitution, Complementarity and Convergence (OECD Digital Economy Paper 206)

    Mobile providers have garnered a very large share of traditional services, such as telephony, over the past decade. Nevertheless, mobile networks are dependent on fixed networks and could not efficiently meet the rapidly expanding demand of users without the contributions made by fixed broadband networks.

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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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  • 18-July-2012

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    Switzerland tops fixed broadband ranking, while Korea leads in wireless broadband

    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.

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  • 23-April-2012

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    Measuring the Broadband Bonus in Thirty OECD Countries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 197)

    This working paper provides estimates of the economic value created by broadband Internet using measures of new gross domestic product and consumer surplus.

  • 1-March-2012

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    Developments in Mobile Termination (OECD Digital Economy Paper 193)

    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.

  • 21-February-2012

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    More competition is key to cutting excessive international mobile roaming charges, says OECD

    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.

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  • 31-January-2012

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    Machine-to-Machine Communications: Connecting Billions of Devices (OECD Digital Economy Paper 192)

    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.

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