Corpus ID: 17057984

Network effects in mobile telecommunications : An empirical analysis

  title={Network effects in mobile telecommunications : An empirical analysis},
  author={D. Birke},
This paper explores the role of network effects in the consumer’s choice of mobile phone operator in the UK. For our empirical analysis we use two sources of data: market-level data from OFCOM and micro-level data on consumers’ usage of mobile telephones from the survey Home Online. We estimate two classes of models which illustrate the role of network effects. The first is a model of the comparative volume of on-net and off-net calls. This finds that the proportion of off-net calls falls as… Expand
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