The impact on telecommunications services of modifications to mobile number portability in México

  • Rebeca Escobar Briones Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones
Keywords: switching costs, competition, number portability, mobile telecommunications market
JEL Classification: L96, D49, L51

Abstract

Switching costs and network effects can deter competition in telecom-munications markets, as they create a lock-in effect that reduces the mobility of consumers between operators. The subject has been studied in the international context, but their conclusions are not unanimous to-date, and are scarce when it comes to countries like Mexico. This study provides an estimate of the costs of handover in Mexico for the period from 2007 to 2016. The impact of diminishing switching costs on consumer mobility and market concentration is evaluated and found to have a favorable effect.

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Published
01-01-2018
How to Cite
Escobar Briones, R. (2018). The impact on telecommunications services of modifications to mobile number portability in México. Estudios Económicos, 33(1), 3-28. https://doi.org/10.24201/ee.v33i1.352