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TitleHas Portugal gone wireless? : looking back, looking ahead
Author(s)Botelho, Anabela
Pinto, Lígia
KeywordsTechnology diffusion
Mobile telecommunications
Issue dateDec-2000
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Microeconomia Aplicada (NIMA)
CitationBOTELHO, Anabela ; PINTO, Lígia - "Has Portugal gone wireless? : looking back, looking ahead" [Em linha]. Braga : UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO. Núcleo de Investigação em Microeconomia Aplicada, 2000. [Consult. 8 Jun. 2005]. Disponível em
Series/Report no.Working papers NIMA
Abstract(s)This paper analyses the pattern and rate of adoption of mobile telephones by the Portuguese population. It is shown that the pattern of diffusion is S-shaped and is consistent with a logistic function, which describes a symmetrical growth process. Furthermore, it is found that about 67 percent of the population will likely adopt mobile phones, and that the levelling-off process in the diffusion of mobile phones has already begun. The analysis is intended to inform the larger discussion of managing the communications service, as well as to assist analysts concerned about assessing the impact of public policies in the evolution of communications sectors.
TypeWorking paper
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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