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San Francisco Chronicle: “The Next Billion Cell Phone Users” 18 Aug, 2009

Sometimes there are technologies that just make sense.

by Yobie Benjamin

If you’ve ever traveled the world, you’ll eventually discover that the US mobile phone market and technologies are always about 2 – 4 years behind Japan, Korea, the Nordics and even the Philippines and India. The US with its advanced telecommunication infrastructure is hobbled by its own enormous capital expenditure investments in hardwired systems. Mobile infrastructures in emerging countries have no need to string copper and fiber optics along great distances to deliver widely available communications services. But it is still a struggle to reach billions of people.

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