CELLPHONES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (. (For those without fixed…
CELLPHONES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
For those without fixed addresses and without bank accounts, a cellphone gives them a place where they can be contacted and means by which they can pay bills.
The cost of phones is still too high for some.
Cell phones are a powerful communication device in places that have often been without access.
Ulike other forms of communication, including most web technologies, cellphone do not need literacy.
It may promote other sustainable energy projects, such as solar- charging mobile phone station.
On April 12, Internet analyst Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley gave a presentation on Internet trends.
Use of Cellular Networks
Around the World
More than 80% now lives within
range of a cellular network
World´s population use
over 4 billion cell phones
75% in developing countries
25% in the rest of the world
She said in her report: "the future is mobile"
She claims that in the next five years, the mobile Internet will outperform the use of desktop Internet.
More than 20% of the people have a coverage 3G
Cellular Networks allow circumvention
of government-run telecommunication systems
The use of mobile
towers in remote areas