The Pattern and Determinants of Diffusion of 3G Telephony in Europe

Huijuan Qi

Student thesis: Master thesis

Abstract

This study aims at determining the external factors that influence the saturation level of diffusion of 3G telephony. The Gompertz model was selected as the best-fitting model for the diffusion of 3G telephony in Europe from 2003 to 2012. This model was also applied to estimate the diffusion of 3G telephony in each European country, and the coefficients of saturation level were used as input for further analysis. The saturation levels of 3G telephony in Europeans were modeled with various explanatory variables. Regression result of the model showed that the overall income and education level, the intensity of competition and the appropriate regulations in radio spectrum resources and licenses positively influence the saturation level of diffusion of 3G telephony in Europe. Some practical comments were made to the results

EducationsMSc in Applied Economics and Finance, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2012
Number of pages83