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OECD Communications Outlook 2005


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The OECD Communications Outlook 2005 presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of the communication sector and policy frameworks in OECD countries. The data provided in this report map the six years of competition for many OECD countries that fully opened their market to competition in 1998. The 2005 edition also analyses the communications sector over the years following the "dotcom bubble" crisis and explores future developments.

The OECD Communications Outlook provides an extensive range of indicators for the development of different communications networks and compares performance indicators such as revenue, investment, employment and prices for service throughout the OECD area. These indicators are essential for industry and for regulators who use benchmarking to evaluate policy performance. This book is based on data from the OECD Telecommunications Database, which provides time series of telecommunications and economic indicators such as network dimension, revenues, investment and employment for OECD countries from 1980 to 2003.

Readers of the OECD Communications Outlook 2005 e-book will find a URL that provides online access to the OECD Telecommunications Database 2005.  Graphics and tables in all editions include StatLinks, URLs linking to spreadsheets containing the underlying data.

For more information on trends in information technology, globalisation and their impact on the way people live and work, refer to the OECD Information Technology Outlook, publication of which alternates every year with the Communications Outlook.

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