Mapping worldwide mobile networks: Some problems and indicative solutions

Curwen, Peter and Whalley, Jason (2013) Mapping worldwide mobile networks: Some problems and indicative solutions. Telecommunications Policy, 37 (11). pp. 1150-1165. ISSN 0308-5961

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Mobile telecommunications is a global and complex industry containing many actors. However, relatively little research has been undertaken into explaining its structure. With this in mind, the objective of this paper is twofold: first, to map the structure of the mobile telecommunications industry and, second, to use this mapping exercise to highlight the data collection issues that are frequently encountered. Through outlining one particular approach to data collection, the paper argues that researchers need to be careful when constructing datasets and wary when relying on those provided by others. By mapping the structure of the mobile industry, the paper highlights a series of key issues in data collection and trends in operator and market structure.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N100 Business studies
P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 09:53
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:51

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