How Fixed Mobile Usage Interact? Does FTTH deployment influence the Interaction?

34 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2015

Date Written: June 28, 2015

Abstract

We estimate the interaction between fixed and mobile usage both for voice and data services using consumer level data from April 2013 to March 2014 in a European country. We find a significant proportion of fixed voice consumption could be substituted by mobile voice, and vice versa. However, a substantial proportion of fixed data consumption, and also mobile data consumption, is generated by fixed-mobile interaction in both directions. FTTH deployment has no significant impact on fixed-mobile voice substitution. The fixed data consumption generated by mobile to fixed interaction appears to increase with FTTH deployment.

Keywords: fixed mobile usage interaction, voice consumption, data consumption, substitution versus complementarity, FTTH deployment

JEL Classification: L43, L50, L96

Suggested Citation

Liang, Julienne, How Fixed Mobile Usage Interact? Does FTTH deployment influence the Interaction? (June 28, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2635055 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2635055

Julienne Liang (Contact Author)

France Telecom ( email )

France

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