Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148707
Authors: 
Stocker, Volker
Whalley, Jason
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
27th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), Cambridge, United Kingdom, 7th - 9th September 2016
Abstract: 
In this paper, we demonstrate that there is more to consumer experience than just broadband access speed. We identify and describe a complex and dynamic set of interactions that occur between different factors that collectively determine consumer experience. We suggest that the relationship between broadband speed and consumer experience follows an inverted U-shape. Access speed is necessary to provide consumers with a good experience, but it is not sufficient. Based on our findings, a more nuanced understanding of the market for broadband Internet access products is outlined and a foundation for deriving valuable policy implications is developed. The results are of particular relevance for the ongoing universal service discussions in the UK and other countries.
Subjects: 
Internet Access
Broadband
QoS
QoE
Consumer Experience
Ofcom
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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