Fixed and mobile broadband substitution in Sweden
Journal article, 2012

This paper aims to investigate whether mobile broadband (MB) is a complementary or substitute service to fixed broadband (FB) by examining survey data collected by the Post-och telestyrelsen (PTS) in 2009. These data are supplemented with provider broadband service price data. Study findings indicate that price and housing mode are important determinants for broadband connections. In addition, the living area and service provider affect the probability of broadband access. In particular, the own-price and cross-price elasticities show that MB is substitute service to FB in most geographic area of Sweden.

Substitution

Fixed broadband

Complementary

Mobile broadband

Author

Pratompong Srinuan

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Technology and Society

Chalita Srinuan

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Technology and Society

Erik Bohlin

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Technology and Society

Telecommunications Policy

0308-5961 (ISSN)

Vol. 36 3 237-251

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

Economics

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1016/j.telpol.2011.12.011

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10/6/2017