INTUG Participates in OECD Meeting

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party for Communications and Information Services Policy (CISP) recently held its biannual meeting in Paris.

MTRs across the OECD decreased 53% between 2006 and 2011, Still Much Divergence between Countries

The OECD released a paper which aims to contribute to the current debate among regulators in OECD countries who are reducing or considering the phasing out of the fees telecommunication network operators pay for delivering telephone calls to mobile wireless providers, known as mobile termination rates (MTRs).

Broadband Growth mainly in Wireless, says OECD

Demand from new wireless broadband subscribers is driving growth in high-speed Internet in OECD countries but the latest data show a slowdown in fixed subscriptions in the first half of 2011, according to new OECD data.

Europe Sees further Voice Roaming Price Cuts

Yesterday the European Commission’s last price cut under the current roaming regulation came into effect. The maximum retail rate for voice roaming is now 35 cents per minute for calls made and 11 cents per minute for calls received while abroad in the EU.

OECD: Wireless Broadband Subs Top Half a Billion

The fast-growing popularity of smartphones and tablets is driving growth in mobile broadband services. Wireless broadband subscriptions in OECD countries had exceeded half a billion by the end of 2010, an increase of more than 10 percent on June 2010, according to new OECD statistics.

Regulation Should Force Operators to Cut Data Roaming Rates, OECD

Regulators and policy makers should boost competition among mobile telephone operators to cut the high prices being charged for international data roaming, according to a new OECD report.

INTUG Meets in Hong Kong, Appoints New Chairman And Highlights User Priorities

At a meeting in Hong Kong beginning today, the International Telecommunications Users Group (INTUG) appointed Danielle Jacobs, General Manager of the Belgian Communication technology and services user group BELTUG as its new chairman. Ms. Jacobs succeeds Rosemary Sinclair, who stepped down after her 3-year term expired.

Almost 300M Broadband Connections in OECD Area

The OECD has released new statistics on broadband penetration in OECD countries as of June 2010. These include the number of broadband subscribers per country, broadband subscriptions by technology, the percentage of fiber connections in total broadband and, for the first time, a wireless broadband penetration indicator.

Do Americans Overpay for Cellular Service?

Six U.S. consumer-oriented organizations recently put their focus on mobile costs.

Tough Year ahead for IT industry, OECD

The economic downturn will hit the Internet economy hard this year, according to the latest available figures from the OECD. The Information Technology Outlook 2008 estimates that the IT industry is likely to have grown by 4% at most in 2008 compared to the previous year. But growth will remain flat or decline in 2009.