Updated: 5/16/2006; 4:12:34 PM.

Digital Development
Communications and info tech in developing countries, especially wireless broadband and high-value applications


daily link  Thursday, March 04, 2004


Mobiles 'narrow information gap': "The Washington-based Worldwatch Institute says that in developing countries, the proportion of people with access to a phone has grown over the past 10 years by more than 25%.  One in five of the world's population had used a mobile phone by 2002, it reports - up from one in 237 in 1992.  In 2002, for the first time, the number of mobile phone subscribers (1.15 billion) was greater than the number of fixed-line connections (1.05 billion).  The report says phone access in Africa has grown "dramatically" on the back of the growth of mobile phone technology.  In 1992, just one in 778 of the world's population had used the internet. By 2002, one in 10 had. "

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