Monday, December 12, 2005

Cell Phones in Africa

MTN buys Libertis

MTN, the company that put a cell phone tower on one of the hills near Bumwalukani in Uganda, is growing...

Not to get on my soapbox, but try to picture the scene. You're looking at the stars from a home at the top of a slippery slope in a rural village in the middle of Africa, and you can call the United States and tell your friend good afternoon. Keep in mind the village has no running water or electricity...the kind of impact this is going to have is mind-boggling, literally. Waiting for the all the social sciences to start looking at this phenomenon. It's a great opportunity to really break down globalization and see how it affects people on the ground. Or in the hills, as it were.


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