Critical success factors in mobile communications: A comparative roadmap for Germany and India

Bardo Fraunholz, Chandana Unnithan

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The world of telecommunications, especially mobile communications, continues to evolve with innovative technologies and high-speed data services. In many economies, mobile phones have overtaken fixed lines. In this dynamic context, we have envisaged to study mobile communication diffusion in Germany and India, from a historical comparative perspective. The basic standard for comparison has been Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) and its data services, which was adopted by both economies. Subsequently, critical success factors in each economy is drawn and compared with the other, to elicit future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-101
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Mobile Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Critical success factors
  • Data services
  • Diffusion
  • Germany
  • GSM
  • Historical comparative research
  • India
  • Mobile communications
  • Open coding
  • SMS

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