Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/127182
Authors: 
Sobolewski, Maciej
Kopczewski, Tomasz
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
26th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), Madrid, Spain, 24-27 June 2015
Abstract: 
Bundling becomes a dominant sales strategy in telecommunications. Dual and triple-play packages are increasingly popular among subscribers. From operators’ perspective, a core issue in bundling design is the knowledge about how consumers value packages. In this paper we focus on elicitation of subscribers willingness to pay for bundles of fixed telecommunication services composed of telephony, Internet and paid TV. We conduct a stated preference discrete choice experiment on a sample of subscribers in Poland, to model subscription choices over packages of fixed services. We obtain estimates of mean willingness to pay as well as entire distributions of reservation prices for single services and possible combinations of bundles. We find that mean WTP for fixed telephony as a stand-alone service or an add-on to bundle is zero. This result suggest that fixed telephony has already become an obsolete service. Out of the three fixed services, Internet generates the biggest value for customers, driving up valuations of bundles. WTP for Internet is much higher than actually paid prices, leaving space for increase of profits. In contrast fixed telephony and pay TV seem to be overpaid which may create a pressure on operators’ revenue.
Subjects: 
Bundling
stated choice experiment
willingness to pay
fixed telephony
fixed broadband
pay TV
dual play
triple play
fixed-to-mobile substitution
JEL: 
C25
D12
L96
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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