From Congo to Kathmandu, how mobiles have transformed the world

Boniface Kamau
The Guardian published a special section on the role of mobile phones in emerging markets:

Nice talking to you … mobile phone use passes milestone
A UN report reveals that half the globe now pays to use one, with the fastest growth taking place in Africa.

How ringing the changes meant bringing in the money
The rapid growth of the mobile phone industry has created billionaires by the bucketload, particularly in developing countries where well-connected business families have been able to gain control of the telecommunications market.

Wired world – the global growth of mobile phone use
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From Congo to Kathmandu, how mobiles have transformed the world
The fastest growth has been in Africa – where people now find their phones indispensable.

Case study: Boniface Kamau, 37
Nairobi, Kenya

Case study: Alan Roberto Lima, 33
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Case study: David Morris, 17
Staffordshire, UK

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