June 1, 2007

Development Goes Wireless

  • Jasson Urbach

    Primary Field Researcher, Enterprise Africa! and Free Market Foundation of South Africa
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This paper examines how the introduction of mobile phones has helped to alleviate poverty and improve the lives of the people of Botswana. Economic efficiency has been improved through lower communication costs, increased labour mobility, and wider access to both banking facilities and information on market prices. Liberalisation of the telecommunications market is needed to ensure that the sector remains responsive to end-user needs.

 

Citation (Chicago-Style)

Urbach, Jasson. "Development Goes Wireless." Economic Affairs 27(2)(2007):20-28.