Leveraging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)

18 07 2012

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Over the past twenty years, the number of mobile phone subscriptions has risen from 12.4 million to more than 5 billion. The majority of them, equaling 3.8 billion, are in developing countries, where the mobile telecommunications industry has expanded most quickly. Today, even in the most remote areas, people own or use a mobile phone. It is clear that with mobile penetration rates continuously increasing, connectivity – at least for basic voice services – will no longer be a major hurdle in the near future, and development concerns are…

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