Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/88541
Authors: 
Silva, Rita Filipe
Proença, Isabel
Vareda, João
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
24th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunication Society, Florence, Italy, 20-23 October 2013
Abstract: 
The development of the broadband market is a key aspect of the economic and social growth of a country. However, despite the importance and the development of broadband market in Portugal in recent years, especially with the explosion of the number of mobile broadband accesses, the studies for the Portuguese case are rare. The present paper seeks to contribute to the discussion about the definition of the broadband market in Portugal, specifically studying the demand for broadband Internet and measuring the determinants that explain the use of each of the technologies available to provide broadband access, with emphasis on the differences between fixed and mobile accesses. Demand broadband functions were estimated using nested logit and multinomial discrete choice model. The primary source of information was ANACOM's Electronic Communications Services Consumption Survey, complemented with price information regarding the offers available in the market. The estimations obtained for the elasticities point out the probable existence of substitution between ADSL and cable and between these fixed broadband technologies and the mobile broadband. However, the inverse relation is not statistically significant, the demand for mobile broadband isn't constrained by the price of ADSL or of cable, which may reveal the existence of asymmetric substitution between fixed and mobile broadband accesses. These results have implications in the definition of the broadband market in Portugal which will be discussed.
Subjects: 
Broadband
Market Definition
Demand
Regulation
Fixed-Mobile Substitution
JEL: 
L51
L96
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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