Africa: The Impact of Mobile Phones

2006
Page count
66
pages
Description

This report examines the impact of telecommunications rollout in developing countries. It documents the boost to economic growth from greater mobile penetration and finds that, even in remote rural communities, there were fewer barriers to the use of mobiles than might have been expected. It outlines that mobile technology can play a vital role in bridging the digital divide, particularly in rural areas where there is limited access to other forms of communication such as roads, postal systems or fixed-line phones.

Publish date
Language of publication
English
Region/Country
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa