This report provides an overview of the potential benefits but also limitations of virtual worlds for enhancing collaboration, creativity, and learning across society.
The Communications Outlook provides an extensive range of indicators and examines the issues surrounding broadcasting markets, Internet infrastructure, communications expenditure, use by households and business, and trends in telecommunications services.
OECD governments and other stakeholders have created a new framework to promote a more transparent, open Internet at a two-day meeting in Paris.
The Internet is a driver of innovation, improves efficiency, and thus contributes to growth and employment. This high-level meeting is a unique opportunity to strengthen global principles to create a reliable, resilient and innovative Internet environment.
The aim of this meeting is to reach a consensus on how best to ensure the continued growth and innovation of the Internet economy. It follows up on the OECD Ministerial Meeting on The Future of the Internet Economy held in Seoul in June 2008.
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This document compares major trends in the diffusion of the Internet across OECD and selected non-OECD countries. It shows how the Internet is changing people’s lives and business behaviours, increasing productivity, stimulating innovation and opening new opportunities.