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Two or more services are complementary when both or all are required to obtain the final combined or bundled service that the end-user wants. For example, car bodies, car engines and car tires are complementary - all must be combined to obtain the final service that consumers want (in this case car transportation services).

Source Publication:
OECD, 2004, Access Pricing in Telecommunications, OECD, Paris, Glossary of Terms.

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, November 30, 2005