Meet the next billion mobile users

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We don’t live in cities. We may not spend $75 a month on phone services. But together, we’re worth hundreds of millions to the operators who reach us.

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6 comments to “Meet the next billion mobile users”

  1. Hello,

    I am a forty year Telecom Engineer. I have read your articles and I am very interested in more deployment information. It would seem to me that this is an excellent application for the arena it is intended for. The first and only issue or obstacle that comes to mind is Transport. In rural areas, generally there is limited if any transmission media, copper/fiber. How do you intend to provide the bandwidth necessary to provide service?

    Written by tj terrell on July 25th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

  2. @tj terrell: If you take a closer look at the architecture page, you’ll see that WorldGSM™ networks are commonly deployed from the end node of an existing network – naturally expanding coverage into previously uncovered areas.

    So transmission isn’t an issue as a deployment would typically not start in the middle of nowhere, but by extending existing infrastructure.

    Written by Pär Almqvist on July 27th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

  3. I run a social innovation blog and would like to post the video on my blog. Would be good if you put this video in youtube – so I can post that into my site.

    Written by Soumitri Varadarajan on August 11th, 2008 at 4:44 am

  4. [...] GSM mobile for rural areas Filed under: Social Innovation — soumitri @ 8:33 am See this gorgeous video. [...]

    Written by GSM mobile for rural areas « Social Innovation Projects on August 11th, 2008 at 5:42 am

  5. @Soumitri: We are just publishing the videos onto Vimeo and some other video sharing sites. Links will be posted here as soon as the videos are up!

    Written by Pär Almqvist on August 18th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

  6. vnl rocks to the core!!!

    Written by sanjoli sirohi on February 28th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

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