These statistical indicators summarise the current state of the ICT sector.
This report analyses different models for how operators may provide access to communication services over the next five to ten years.
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An essential element for SMEs to “go digital” is connectivity. This report analyses the state of connectivity in Southeast Asia (i.e. access to high-quality communication networks and services at affordable prices) and how SMEs benefit from accessing and using digital tools. It provides policy recommendations to foster an enabling environment for SMEs in the region to help make their digital transformation a success.
This report examines what the future of 5G could mean for communication markets in terms of investment, good practices in spectrum management, competition, coverage and meeting the increasing requirements of the digital transformation, with a focus on case studies from OECD countries. lt also explores how 5G may represent a paradigm shift, as it is the first standard conceived with the IoT in mind.
Data usage drove an 8% rise in mobile broadband subscriptions in the OECD area in 2018. Mobile data usage more than doubled in 18 of the 34 OECD countries for which data were available in the two years to end 2018.
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Digital transformation can only be fully realised if high quality access to communication networks and services is made available at affordable prices for all people and firms no matter who they are or where they live.
The OECD contributes to several critical public policy areas related to Internet governance and is involved each year in the Internet Governance Forum.
This paper examines recent policy and technology approaches to bridging the digital divide in rural and remote areas in OECD countries. It also includes a summary of common challenges and good practices to bring improved communication services to individuals and communities in rural and remote regions.
This report describes key recent developments based on new and anticipated satellite broadband deployments in extending services to underserved areas in relation to other broadband options. It investigates important policy challenges to be considered in light of such innovation.