Working Papers


  • 22-June-2011

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    Fibre Access – Network Developments in the OECD Area (OECD Digital Economy Paper N° 182)

    The report examines the use of fibre to provide local access networks for the provision of broadband access.

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  • 22-June-2011

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    National Broadband Plans (OECD Digital Economy Paper N° 181)

    This report examines broadband plans across the OECD area, providing an overview of common elements and goals in those plans. An annex to this report contains references and links to the plans.

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  • 22-June-2011

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    Next Generation Access Networks and Market Structures (OECD Digital Economy Paper N° 183)

    This report focuses on developments in broadband market structures emerging from the deployment of high-speed broadband services and the policy and regulatory implications.

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  • 30-May-2011

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    International Mobile Data Roaming (OECD Digital Economy Paper 180)

    Analysis of pricing plans at 68 operators in the 34 OECD countries reveals extremely high average roaming charges and points to a strong case for new consumer protection and empowerment measures, according to this report.

  • 2-May-2011

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    The Protection of Children Online: Risks Faced by Children Online and Policies to Protect Them (OECD Digital Economy Paper 179)

    As increasing numbers of children worldwide enjoy the benefits of the Internet, they also face a spectrum of risks to which they are more vulnerable than adults. This report examines these risks as well as the policy responses of governments to improve the protection of children online.

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  • 8-April-2011

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    The Evolving Privacy Landscape: 30 Years After the OECD Privacy Guidelines (OECD Digital Economy Paper 176)

    This paper recalls the influence of the OECD privacy guidelines and looks at the current privacy landscape, with a focus on economic activities. It identifies current challenges for protecting privacy and highlights a number of initiatives.

  • 4-April-2011

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    National Strategies and Policies for Digital Identity Management in OECD Countries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 177)

    This paper analyses and compares national strategies for digital identity management in OECD countries. These strategies aim to drive innovation for e-government and for the broader Internet economy while remaining consistent with current national identity practices.

  • 23-February-2011

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    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.

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  • 25-January-2011

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    Workforce Skills and Innovation: An Overview of Major Themes in the Literature (Joint STI/CERI Working Paper)

    This paper gives an account of the main approaches, debates and evidence in the literature on the role of workforce skills in the innovation process in developed economies. It also describes and quantifies the diversity of skills and occupations involved in specific types of innovation activities.

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  • 12-November-2010

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    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.

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