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Discrete Choice Analysis of Demand for Broadband in Japan

Takanori Ida and Toshifumi Kuroda ()
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Journal of Regulatory Economics, 2006, vol. 29, issue 1, 5-22

Abstract: The remarkable development of Japan’s broadband (BB) market has attracted attention worldwide. This paper is one of the first to analyze Japan’s BB demand (including FTTH) using a discrete choice model. Our main conclusions are first, there is a distinction between narrowband (NB) and BB services based on a nested choice structure. Second, considering own-price elasticities of access demand, ADSL is inelastic, but FTTH and CATV are elastic. Third, in ADSL submarkets, low-speed and high-speed ADSL are becoming more elastic. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Keywords: broadband; discrete choice; nested logit; price elasticity; L52; L86; L96 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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DOI: 10.1007/s11149-005-5124-y

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