Applied Economics Journal

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Vol. 20 No. 2
Vol. 20 No. 2
Technological Migration: The Case of Thai Digital Terrestrial Television


Ratidanai Hoonsawat


This study analyzes the business strategies of entrepreneurs during a technological transition. The particular technological transition is the switch from analogue to digital TV in Thailand. The estimated net present values of the broadcasting operatorsí net profit over a 15-year license period indicate that a long transition period reduces the benefit from upgrading to a better technology. The incumbents would like to join the technological migration from day one. The faster the transition process, the higher the new platform is worth in present value. The government should terminate the old platform as soon as possible and stimulate a rapid transition.

Keywords:   Technological migration, digital television, net present value JEL Classification: M21, M38, O33

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Faculty of Economics Kasetsart University :  Center for Applied Economic Research (CAER) :  Other Journals :  Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre (TCI) (TCI)

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