Individual Telecommunications Tariffs in Chinese Communities: History as a Mirror of the Future, and Relevance for Mobile Service Development in China

18 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2006

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Hong Chen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Louis-Francois Pau

Copenhagen Business School (CBS); Rotterdam School of Management; L.M. Ericsson; GIBS

Date Written: October 2004 9,

Abstract

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.

Keywords: individual telecommunications tariffs, wireless services, wireless communities, telecommunication history

JEL Classification: M, L63, O53, L96

Suggested Citation

Chen, Hong and Pau, Louis-Francois, Individual Telecommunications Tariffs in Chinese Communities: History as a Mirror of the Future, and Relevance for Mobile Service Development in China (October 2004 9,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-057-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=595007

Hong Chen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

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Louis-Francois Pau (Contact Author)

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) ( email )

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Rotterdam School of Management ( email )

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L.M. Ericsson ( email )

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Sweden

GIBS ( email )

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South Africa

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