International telecommunications around the world. A flow analysis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This article focuses on patterns and trends in International telecommunications of 18 selected countries, using AT & T data for the most frequently called countries, 1977-1987. Trends in the geographical distribution of call-destination countries are examined. The total shares of the most frequently called countries are shown to be declining in most countries, attesting to an opening up of the system; the share of calls to the G7 countries changes similarly. An analysis of matrices of telephone calls, trade and tourism traffic among the G7 reveals a hierarchy of centrality. Finally, regression analyses show a strong 'explanation' for the variations in telephone calls by trade. An exception is the USA, where tourism provides a better 'explanation'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-475
Number of pages15
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'International telecommunications around the world. A flow analysis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this