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Internet telephony is a voice service over the Internet. It is different from the present telephony service which is transported over the circuit switched public telephone network because Internet telephony is transported using Internet protocols over packet switched networks.
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This paper aims to increase awareness of how traffic exchange occurs on the Internet and how infrastructure and financial interconnection arrangements (including peering and transit) to accomplish traffic exchange are developing.
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Rapid technological advances in information and communication technologies and their widespread diffusion have led some to speculate about "frictionless" economies where transaction costs are nearly zero, barriers to entry and contestability disappear and markets clear instantly.
The Guidelines are primarily aimed at governments, in terms of the policy recommendations herein, but with anticipation that they will be widely read and followed by both the private and public sectors.
Held at La Maison de la Chimie, Paris, 9-10 December 1997. The objective of the Workshop was to use the OECD Guidelines, together with the OECD's Report on Background and Issues of Cryptography Policy, as the basis for deepening understanding of cryptography policy issues in the increasingly globalised information and communications network and the development of electronic commerce.
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The Domain Name System (DNS) maps Internet addresses and is a necessary element enabling communication routing to function. While some may view the DNS as a narrow technical issue its implications for GII-GIS are extremely important.
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Convergence between different telecommunication and broadcasting infrastructures and services is increasingly raising challenges for regulatory frameworks and may require adjustment in view of emerging services.
Dismantling the Barriers to Global Electronic Commerce Introduction The growth and potential of electronic commerce have recently captured the attention of businesses, consumers, journalists and government officials, and the top...
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This report describes the framework conditions necessary for the favourable development of global electronic commerce and the action required by governments at national and international level.
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The OECD Workshops on the Economics of the Information Society are aimed at developing economic data, research and analysis in the area of 'Global Information Infrastructure -- Global Information Society.'