Tag Archives: Mobile

Informally mobile

Elsewhere on this Blog we have seen how mobiles are opening up markets all over the emerging and developing world. We have seen how Kerala fishermen are using them to check prices and auction their catch to the highest bidder. … Continue reading

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Mobile telephony transforming logistics and lives

Imagine the view from Everest. That summit beyond compare, the calm and then … the ringtone. With 100,000 phone masts erected each year, coverage is virtually blanket and the impact of mobile telephony with all its features is growing. And … Continue reading

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Kerala fishermen and the mobile phone

Traditionally, the Kerala fishermen would leave their home port and return with their catch to be bought by agents who would travel the coast to “aggregate” the catch. These agents dictated price and, the fish not sold would be wasted. … Continue reading

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