The farmer empowered to compare prices for his crop. The fisherman able to phone ahead before deciding which port to choose for selling his catch. Communications empower people by giving them access to new information, new partners and new markets.
Just as microfinance has revolutionised developing economies, microtelecom is set to release the potential locked inside rural communities, helping hundreds of millions of people overcome the limitations of geography.
“If we are interested in eliminating poverty, we have the best chance ever in human history, through telecom.”
– Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Prize winner, founder Grameen Bank
Experience has demonstrated and research has verified the impact that even a few mobile telephones make on a remote community.
The potential to transform lives is enormous.