Economics at your fingertips  

The usage of VoIP services and other communication services: an empirical analysis of Italian consumers

Grazia Cecere () and Nicoletta Corrocher ()
Additional contact information
Grazia Cecere: DEFI - Département Droit, Economie et Finances - TEM - Télécom Ecole de Management - IMT - Institut Mines-Télécom [Paris] - IMT-BS - Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, ADIS - Analyse des Dynamiques Industrielles et Sociales - UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11 - Département d'Economie

Post-Print from HAL

Abstract: This paper examines the early stages of VoIP usage by analyzing the relationship between the usage of VoIP services and other voice and non-voice communication services in Italy. In doing so, it aims at filling the gap in the empirical literature on the diffusion of VoIP among consumers and aims at investigating the relationship between VoIP adoption and the usage of telecom and Internet-related services. It relies upon a survey carried out among consumers in Italy in 2006. The use of VoIP is negatively associated with the usage of other voice communication services — mobile communications in particular, but shows some degree of complementarity with other non-voice (Internet-based) communication services, suggesting that familiarity with the web plays a significant and positive role in explaining the adoption of VoIP applications. Furthermore, individual users' technical skills, job position and communications' habits also matter in determining the adoption of VoIP.

Keywords: Italian consumers; VoIP services (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-03
Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server:
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, 2012, 79 (3), pp.570 - 578. ⟨10.1016/j.techfore.2011.08.019⟩

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Journal Article: The usage of VoIP services and other communication services: An empirical analysis of Italian consumers (2012) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2011.08.019

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Post-Print from HAL
Bibliographic data for series maintained by CCSD ().

Page updated 2021-01-13
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02408666