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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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  • Lee, Sangwon & Marcu, Mircea & Lee, Seonmi, 2011. "An empirical analysis of fixed and mobile broadband diffusion," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 227-233.
  • 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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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O5 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies

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