T@BOP3 findings published in Nokia’s Expanding Horizons

Posted on February 12, 2010  /  1 Comments

Findings from LIRNEasia’s Teleuse@BOP3 study have been cited in the latest issue of Nokia’s Expanding Horizons magazine. The article discusses the vast potential mobile phones have for providing those on the lower-incomes or the bottom of the pyramid, access to the internet for the first time. Read the full article here. Excerpt below:

According to ICT policy think tank LIRNEasia, the evidence shows that mobiles, not computers, have the best potential to deliver services to rural areas in the Indo-Gangetic Plain, the world’s largest concentration of poor people. “This is the hardest case. What works here will work everywhere,” says Rohan Samarajiva, Chair and CEO, LIRNEasia. “Mobile networks will provide the key connectivity, especially as we see handsets becoming more advanced.”

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