Classifying Information And Communication Technology Services


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Type of work: Handbook/Primer/Guide


ICT Infrastructure


In May 2006, this report was presented to the Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS). It was recommended to be made public by the Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) in October 2006.

The definition and classification of ICT services presented in this document are part of a system that also includes a classification of ICT goods developed earlier by the WPIIS. The classification of ICT goods is currently under review by an expert group. The review may lead to changes in the classification of ICT services to ensure coherence of the system. Proposed changes, if any, will be described in a forthcoming paper on product classifications. The paper will be subjected to the usual approval process.

This report was prepared by Mr. Daniel April of Statistics Canada. It is published under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the OECD.