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Determinant of Mobile broadband subscription

Chalita Srinuan (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Teknik och samhälle) ; Erik Bohlin (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Teknik och samhälle)
ITS2010 Tokyo 18th Biennial and Silver Anniversary Conference, (27-30 June 2010) (2010)
[Konferensbidrag, övrigt]

To realize societal benefits from mobile broadband deployment, national regulatory agencies (NRAs) seek to influence market conditions and thereby stimulate subscription growth. This study attempts to provide guidance to NRAs by identifying the factors that determine mobile broadband subscription via econometric modeling of a unique sample of 44 national 3G markets during 2001-2008. Mobile broadband subscription is modeled as dependent on the economic arguments of gross domestic product per capita (to proxy personal income), fixed broadband subscription, lagged mobile broadband subscription, mobile network coverage and the mode of spectrum licence assignment. The study finds that per capita income, fixed broadband subscription and lagged mobile broadband subscription enhance subscription. In particular, the positive relationship observed between fixed and mobile broadband subscriptions indicates that goods are complements at this early stage of network evolution. More generally, the results suggest that NRAs may improve welfare by encouraging both fixed and mobile broadband network diffusions.

Nyckelord: Mobile broadband, Fixed broadband, Subscription growth



Denna post skapades 2010-09-02. Senast ändrad 2010-09-02.
CPL Pubid: 125604

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Teknik och samhälle (2005-2016)

Ämnesområden

Ekonomi och näringsliv

Chalmers infrastruktur