LIRNEasia CEO, Rohan Samarajiva, presented the findings from the six-country study of teleuse at the Bottom of the Pyramid on 9th December 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. The presentation took place on the first day of the CPRsouth conference to an audience of about 75 people that included senior-mid level academics and media personnel.
Presentation slides can be found here.
Some of the media coverage received from Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
The Financial Express (Phones a bare essential for bottom of pyramid: Study)
The Daily Star (Talk business on mobile)
The Hindu Business Line (More poor people own mobile phones, but productive use still a far cry)
Lanka Business Online (Mobile momentum)
The Bottom Line (Productive use of mobiles needed – LIRNEasia survey)
Republica (Low call charges within each network major reason for owning multiple-SIM)