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Mobiles in Africa

November 23rd, 2005 · No Comments

[via Textually] Financial Times writes about the revolution that’s happening:

ll across Africa people are investing in mobiles, from slum-dwellers and shoeshine boys to nomadic tribesmen and politicians running election campaigns. A communications revolution is sweeping across the impoverished continent, now enjoying the fastest cell-phone growth in the world.

Yet while the mobile industry has so far enjoyed success on the continent, the revolution is still not complete. Network coverage is often erratic and in some areas it requires a hike up a thorny hillside to ensure a decent signal…Another problem is keeping batteries topped up when many Africans have no access to electricity.

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