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An empirical analysis of fixed and mobile broadband diffusion

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  • Lee, Sangwon
  • Marcu, Mircea
  • Lee, Seonmi
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    Broadband communications lie at the heart of the developing information society. Employing a logistic diffusion model, we analyze the factors that influence the diffusion of fixed and mobile broadband. We find that local loop unbundling, income, population density, education, and price are significant factors in fixed broadband diffusion. For mobile broadband services, multiple standardization policy and population density are the main factors affecting their initial diffusion. Our results also suggest that in many OECD countries, mobile broadband service is a complement to fixed broadband service.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Information Economics and Policy.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 227-233

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:iepoli:v:23:y:2011:i:3:p:227-233

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    Keywords: Broadband diffusion; Fixed broadband; Mobile broadband; Local loop unbundling; Multiple standardization policy;

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    1. Wolfgang Briglauer, 2014. "The impact of regulation and competition on the adoption of fiber-based broadband services: recent evidence from the European union member states," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 46(1), pages 51-79, August.
    2. McDonough, Carol C., 2013. "Consumer demand for fixed and mobile broadband," 24th European Regional ITS Conference, Florence 2013 88485, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
    3. Joan Calzada & Fernando Martínez, 2013. "“Broadband prices in the European Union: competition and commercial strategies”," IREA Working Papers 201309, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised May 2013.
    4. Fageda, Xavier & Rubio-Campillo, Rafael & Termes-Rifé, Montserrat, 2014. "Determinants of broadband access: Is platform competition always the key variable to success?," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 58-67.
    5. Briglauer, Wolfgang, 2013. "The impact of regulation and competition on the adoption of fibre-based broadband services: Recent evidence from the European Union member states," 24th European Regional ITS Conference, Florence 2013 88494, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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