Going Mobile: Substitutability between Fixed and Mobile Access

Posted: 30 May 2003 Last revised: 22 May 2012

Mark Rodini

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics

Michael R. Ward

University of Texas at Arlington - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics

Glenn A. Woroch

University of California, Berkeley

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Date Written: May 21, 2012

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 R. and Woroch, Glenn A., Going Mobile: Substitutability between Fixed and Mobile Access (May 21, 2012). Telecommunications Policy, Volume 27, Issues 5–6, June–July 2003, Pages 457–476. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=399460

Mark Rodini

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics ( email )

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Michael Robert Ward

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Glenn A. Woroch (Contact Author)

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