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January 30, 2006

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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.

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Posted January 30, 2006 at 10:34 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Technosnark
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