OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017 launches Wednesday 11 October


05/10/2017 - The 2017 edition of the OECD’s biennual Digital Economy Outlook, showing how Internet infrastructure and usage varies across countries and firms in the OECD area, will be published at 07.00 a.m. CEST/Paris time (05.00 GMT) on Wednesday 11 October.


The report examines trends in household and firm access to high-speed Internet, broadband subscription prices, mobile data usage, digital skills and employment, patents in IT and communications, uptake of advanced digital technologies and the availability of online government services. It also looks at the policy implications of the digital transformation.


The following media events are planned for Wednesday 11 October (all local times):


Seoul: 14.30-15.30 at the Coex World Trade Centre (135-731 Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu)

Presentation of the Outlook by OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Director Andrew Wyckoff during the 2017 Korea OECD Digital Transformation Conference followed by a media Q+A.


Paris: 10.15-11.30 at the OECD Conference Centre (2 rue André-Pascal, 75016 Paris).

Presentation of the Outlook by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and OECD Science Technology and Innovation Deputy Director Dirk Pilat during an OECD Global Parliamentary Network  meeting of lawmakers from 20 countries, followed by a media Q+A.


To register for either event, journalists should e-mail


The Digital Economy Outlook 2017 will be available to the media for download on the OECD’s password-protected journalist website from 07.00 a.m. CEST/Paris time (05.00 GMT) on Wednesday 11 October. To request an advance copy under embargo journalists should e-mail The report will be sent by e-mail on Tuesday 10 October.  


For further information, journalists are invited to contact Catherine Bremer in the OECD Media Office (, +33 1 45 24 80 97.)


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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