Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/201730
Authors: 
Hasbi, Maude
Dubus, Antoine
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
2nd Europe - Middle East - North African Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS): "Leveraging Technologies For Growth", Aswan, Egypt, 18th-21st February, 2019
Abstract: 
Using micro-level data coming from household surveys over 5 years, from 2013 to 2017, we analyse what are the determinants of mobile broadband adoption in developing economies. We provide empirical evidence on the presence of a learning effect stemming from mobile money use, which by providing a higher experience in using mobile phone increases mobile broadband use. The ownership of a mobile phone is also positively correlated with mobile broadband use. However, for those not owning a mobile phone the ownership of an active SIM card is a prerequisite for using mobile broadband. We highlight that the population left behind is mainly composed of poor households living in rural areas.
Subjects: 
Mobile Broadband Use
Developing Economy
Inequality
Economic Growth
JEL: 
I30
O12
L50
L96
O55
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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