Mobile telecoms: Halfway there - Promoting mobile phones to the world's poorest
Posted in: Digital Divide at 02/06/2008 10:42
How to promote the spread of mobile phones among the world's poorest
Sometime in the next few months, the number of mobile phones in use will exceed 3.3 billion, or half the world's population. No technology has ever spread faster around the globe: the mobile phone took less than two decades to reach this degree of penetration. But the ever-restless wireless industry has already set its sights on getting the other half connected. Two recent reports analyse how to add the "next billion" to the subscriber list.
To read more of this story in The Economist, see www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11465558.