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The OECD Communications Outlook presents the most recent comparable data on communication sector performance in OECD countries and on their policy frameworks. It maps the second decade of competition for the many OECD countries that fully opened their markets to competition in 1998. The 2013 edition analyzes the communications sector over the years following the recovery of the financial crisis and explores future developments.

The 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 the data from the OECD Telecommunications Database 2013, which provides time series of telecommunications and economic indicators such as network dimension, revenues, investment, and employment for OECD countries from 1980 to 2011.

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