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An empirical analysis of fixed and mobile broadband diffusion

  • 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
    DOI: 10.1016/j.infoecopol.2011.05.001
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