Wireless: From zero to 3G – A cellphone utopia?

Monday, June 26, 2006

Executives in the cellphone and computer industries are fond of speaking about bridging the digital divide, the gap between people with access to technology and those without. But translating the talk into action is not easy. In addition, the benefits of high-tech gadgetry for the poor often are not evident.

How do you bring Internet access to remote villages in Africa? And are people’s lives going to improve once they can get online? The GSM Association, a trade group that represents mobile phone operators in 213 countries, has a plan for the first question and responds with a resounding yes to the second. (Read the full article)

Source: International Herald Tribune, Eric Sylvers (link opens in a new window)