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Research report

03 May 2007

Internet traffic prioritisation is an increasingly important policy issue as bandwidth demands increase and Internet applications require higher levels of quality of service to function well. Debates about traffic prioritisation, particularly in the context of 'network neutrality' discussions,...

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Statistics

03 May 2007

Over the past year, the number of broadband subscribers in the OECD increased 26 per cent from 157 million in December 2005 to 197 million in December 2006. This growth increased broadband penetration rates in the OECD from 13.5 in December 2005 to 16.9 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants one year...

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Research report

30 Apr 2007

This report provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight how different ICT employment patterns are. The document then focuses on participation in ICT-related...

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Conference proceedings

16 Apr 2007

This workshop covered topics such as policy options for enhancing the international mobility of researchers and mechanisms to build research capacity in both OECD countries and non-member economies. Workshop presentations are available online.

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Research report

05 Apr 2007

This analysis argues that for both equity and efficiency reasons gender differences in ICT occupations, education, access and use need to be addressed, and that more detailed, analytical work on the evolution of ICT occupations, education and use should be undertaken and the effects of policy on...

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Research report

22 Mar 2007

The expansion of the services sector, globalisation, deregulation, and the emergence of new information technologies have brought to the fore the issue of how knowledge is created, disseminated, retained and used to obtain economic returns. This report looks at how better understanding and...

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Research report

15 Feb 2007

Consumer troubles and complaints in relation to mobile commerce are increasing. This report suggests that countries create more effective schemes for information disclosure, liability protection over SIM and RFID cards, effective notice to excessive consumption, and the importance of consumer...

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Conference paper

09 Feb 2007

The emergence of the Internet and the growing number of free trade zones have opened new distribution channels for counterfeit and pirated goods, and raised jurisdictional problems. These are the preliminary results of a new OECD study.

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Conference paper

25 Jan 2007

This report presents an overview of a September 2006 workshop which aimed to identify and scope the main issues relating to raise of new online, content-rich audiovisual services and related business and policy challenges.

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Research report

18 Jan 2007

This paper provides an overview of the evolution in mobile multiple play services (voice, data and video) and raises relevant regulatory and policy issues. The mobile infrastructure is being upgraded as 3G network coverage expands and as mobile broadcasting networks are being developed.

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