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Big change in use of telephones outside the home in Sri Lanka

In the course of preparing for a talk, I was entering household expenditure data on communication-related activities into a spreadsheet that contained data from the 2009-10 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES). In the three years since 2009-10 many things have happened to expenditure patterns, but one thing jumped out. In 2009-10 a household reported […]

Death of the public pay phone?

Those who are old enough might remember the days where you lived in a house that had no telephone. When you want to take a call you went to post office or a public place where telephone facilities are available.  In India, Sam Pitroda’s name went into history for the ubiquitous, yellow-signed Public Call Offices […]


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