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Going mobile: substitutability between fixed and mobile access


  • Rodini, Mark
  • Ward, Michael R.
  • Woroch, Glenn A.


We empirically estimate the substitutability of fixed and mobile services for telecommunications access using a large, US household survey conducted over the period 2000-2001. Estimated cross-price elasticities confirm that second fixed line and mobile services are substitutes for one another. The extent of fixed-mobile substitution has important implications for policy toward fixed network unbundling, fixed-mobile vertical separation, and universal service.

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  • Rodini, Mark & Ward, Michael R. & Woroch, Glenn A., 0. "Going mobile: substitutability between fixed and mobile access," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 27(5-6), pages 457-476, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:27:y::i:5-6:p:457-476

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