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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.
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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.
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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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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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As information technologies become more ubiquitous, their economic impact becomes both more significant and more diffuse. The 1997 Information Technology Outlook analyses several relevant issues.
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Chapter 4 of the 1997 Information Technology Outlook
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The purpose of this paper is to examine and highlight policy implications of developments taking place in new technologies which are impacting on international telecommunication prices and the accounting rate and settlements system, used by telec...