Teleuse on a shoestring

Date of publication: October 8, 2006

Catalogue: Telecom 2006

Abstract:

This paper looks at perceived impacts of telecommunication at the Bottom of the Pyramid in India, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Strong positive impacts are seen in terms of emergency communication, maintaining relationships, and efficiency gains impacts on income and social recognition are not as strong. The paper also explores the use of future phone owners. A review of the methodology employed to conduct a study of this nature and the methodological innovations that were undertaken are included.

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