Final Project Idea: Mobile Technology in Mexico

January 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm 3 comments


Analogue cell phones today allow Mexican people to communicate from almost anywhere with others by making a simple cell phone call. However as this technology continues to innovate its interface, analogue cell phones now allow its users to go beyond just a simple call, it allows them to exchange pictures, videos, music, text messages and even e-mail. How is this new technology on analogue cell phones impacting the Mexican cell phone market?

Statement of intent:

I intend to conduct a research in the Mexican cell phone market especially focused in the analogue cell phone. According to the Mexican Federal Commission of Communication (Comision Federal de Telecomunicaciones), the cell phone was introduced in Mexico in 1990. Cell phone users grew about 397% in 13 years in comparison of the telephone users that grew only 17% in 32 years. Since the introduction of the cell phone in Mexico, there have been many changes done to the interface and services of the cell phone, allowing Mexicans to have access to the analogue cell phone. As a result the number of customers increased from 69 thousand in 1990 to 27,427 million in 2003. The latest interface innovations of the analogue cell phone continues to provide more and more features that allow customers to exchange videos, music, pictures, text messages and e-mail, this changes not only the telephone market, but the way that Mexicans communicate and connect with each other.

This research will discuss and evaluate the changes of the cell phone in the Mexican market as well as the current usage of the analogue cell phone among Mexicans. This paper will look into the history of the market growth of the telephone in comparison to the rapid growth of the cell phone in Mexico. It will also explore the current use of analogue cell phone and projecting ahead into the future of the analogue cell phone all the way to the G-phone, and the social impacts of this technology in the Mexican society.


Comision Federal de Comunicaciones, (2008)Telefonia Fija from 1971-2003 en Mexico. Retrieved January 23, 2008, from

Comision Federal de Comunicaciones, (2008)Telefonia Movil from 1990-2008 in Mexico. Retrieved January 22, 2008, from


Entry filed under: COM 546, Final Project Idea.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mgm5  |  January 25, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Rubi, looks like you are set. Good luck. Meg

  • […] Rubi – Mobile Technology In Mexico […]

  • 3. kegill  |  January 30, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Hi, Rubi – it sounds like you are looking at landlines, analog cell phones and digital cell phones, with the respective technologies representing past-present-future.

    If I’ve got that right, I agree with Meg that you seem to have a clear course outlined!

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