publication . Conference object . 2016

Bottleneck Analysis of the Mobile Internet Diffusion in Emerging Markets

Benseny, Jaume; Finley, Benjamin; Hämmäinen, Heikki;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Calgary: International Telecommunications Society (ITS)
Abstract
According to the ITU, in 2013, only 6% of the population in developing countries had access to broadband Internet. Nevertheless, mobile Internet penetration rates have already exceeded those of fixed telecommunication services and may help in bridging the digital divide. To understand this phenomenon, we model the mobile Internet diffusion process via a system dynamics model that includes user competence, data price, and mobile network capacity as the main contributors to consumer utility and consequently, the main mobile Internet diffusion bottlenecks. The links that connect the system dynamics model variables are evaluated through a linear regression analysis ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Mobile Internet, Emerging Markets, System Dynamics, Mobile Capacity, ddc:330
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