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Title: Determinants of Broadband Access: Is Platform Competition always the Key Variable to Success?
Author: Fageda, Xavier, 1975-
Rubio, Xavier
Termes, Montserrat
Keywords: Xarxes de comunicacions
Sistemes de comunicació sense fil
Sistemes de comunicacions mòbils
Política de la telecomunicació
Societat de la informació
Communication networks
Wireless communication systems
Mobile communication systems
Telecommunication policy
Information society
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Abstract: Previous studies have identified the rivalry among technological platforms as one of the main driving forces of broadband services penetration. This paper draws on data from the Spanish market between 2005 and 2011 to estimate the main determinants of broadband prices. Controlling for broadband tariffs features and network variables, we examine the impact of the different modes of competition on prices. We find that inter-platform competition has no significant effects over prices, while intra-platform competition is a key driver of the prices charged in the broadband market. Our analysis suggests that the impact of different types of competition on prices is critically affected by the levels of development of the broadband market achieved by the considered country
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ub.edu/irea/working_papers/2013/201303.pdf
It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2013, IR13/003
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/57591
ISSN: 2014-1254
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