Individual Telecommunications Tariffs in Chinese Communities: History as a Mirror of the Future, and Relevance for Mobile Service Development in China
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Copenhagen Business School (CBS); Rotterdam School of Management; L.M. Ericsson; GIBS
October 2004 9,
ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-057-LIS
This paper addresses the mobile service pricing and affordability issues in China. Taking history as a mirror, it shows individual tariffs existed at the dawn of telephony. A vision of future mobile services with individual tariffs are formalized which will suit specially well the culture of communities rooted in Chinese traditions. An analysis of current tariff conditions in China, and of technologies developments worldwide, shows community-based indiviudal tariifs will speed up the diffusion of moible services to the majority of populations and benefit both economically and sociologically the development in China.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: individual telecommunications tariffs, wireless services, wireless communities, telecommunication history
JEL Classification: M, L63, O53, L96working papers series
Date posted: July 7, 2006
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