This paper investigates the characteristics, functioning and incidence of pre-emptive patenting, defined as patent filings whose main effect is to hamper the grant of other patents.
This report aims at providing information on the advantages and pitfalls of existing indicators used to measure broadband coverage, considering coverage related to different types of technologies (e.g. xDSL, cable modem, FTTH/B, 3G, satellite, WiMAX).
This report makes a case for investment in a competitive, open-access national fibre-to-the-home network rollout based on potential spillovers in four key sectors of the economy: electricity, health, transportation and education.
This report explores available statistics and data from official statistical sources and from product life cycle studies, suggests a conceptual framework for the statistical field “ICT and the environment” and makes recommendations on how to improve statistical collection.
This paper suggests a conceptual framework for the new statistical field "ICT and the environment" based on an existing OECD framework for information society statistics.
Mobile broadband growth is significant in markets where data are available. Although data on mobile broadband is not yet easily available, this paper provides an overview of prices, speeds and data caps of mobile broadband services.
Given the current low level of nanotechnology monitoring, the objective of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of nanotechnology developments globally through a systematic and critical analysis of available and comparable indicators and statistics.
This paper aims to provide policy makers a broad-brush understanding of the various dimensions of digital identity management (IdM).
This document presents the OECD Definitions of Information Economy Products: the ICT products definition and Content and media products definition.
The focus of this paper is to provide an overview of developments in broadband power line technologies and related policy issues.