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Title:Does the growth of mobile markets cause the demise of fixed networks? Evidence from the European Union PDF Logo
Authors:Barth, Anne-Kathrin
Heimeshoff, Ulrich
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:DICE discussion paper 42
Abstract:The increasing usage of mobile communication and the declining demand for fixed line telephony in Europe make the analysis of substitutional effects between fixed and mobile networks a key aspect for future telecommunication regulation. Using a unique dataset which contains information on all 27 European Union members from 2003 to 2009, we analyze substitutability between fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Europe by applying dynamic panel data techniques. We find strong empirical evidence for substitution from fixed to cellular networks throughout Europe. In addition, the article reveals resulting policy implications.
Subjects:dynamic panel model
fixed-mobile substitution
telecommunication markets
ISBN:978-3-86304-041-3
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:DICE Discussion Paper, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

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