January 30, 2006
Country Without Wires
GrameenPhone, the biggest cell phone provider in Bangladesh, just hit six million subscribers. Worth noting:
- That’s number is still a small fraction of the country’s entire population (145 million), but it’s growing very very fast, with the last million added in just two months.
- My first cell phone was from GrameenPhone! That’s right: I first experienced the wonder of wireless calling technology… in Bangladesh.
For my money, this is actually more important work than Grameen’s microlending.