Going Mobile: Substitutability between Fixed and Mobile Access

Haas School of Business, Center for Research on Telecommunications Policy Working Paper CRTP-58

31 Pages Posted: 30 May 2003

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Mark Rodini

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics

Michael R. Ward

University of Texas at Arlington - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics; ZEW, Mannheim

Glenn Woroch

University of California, Berkeley; Compass Lexecon; Georgetown Center for Business & Public Policy

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Date Written: December 2002

Abstract

We empirically estimate the substitutability of fixed and mobile services for telecommunications access using a large, U.S. 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.

Keywords: substitution, substitutability, telecommunications demand analysis, cellular telephone service

JEL Classification: D12, L96

Suggested Citation

Rodini, Mark and Ward, Michael Robert and Woroch, Glenn, Going Mobile: Substitutability between Fixed and Mobile Access (December 2002). Haas School of Business, Center for Research on Telecommunications Policy Working Paper CRTP-58. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=379661 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.379661

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