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Title:The African mobile story
Editors:Skouby, Knud Erik
Williams, Idongesit
Year:2014
Pages:266
Language:English
Series:River publishers series in communications
City:Aalborg
Publisher:River Publishers
ISBN:8793102631; 9788793102637; 9788793102644
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Ghana
Kenya
Nigeria
Subjects:mobile telephone
technology
market
AIDS
distance education
climate change
local government
environmental management
transport
Abstract:Africa and especially Sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed one of the fastest growing markets in mobile communication. This growth is recognized to have played a pivotal role in Africa's socio-economic development. It has had an impact on residential living patterns, on business networks and models, and on government services and income sources. Contributions in this collective volume discuss different aspects of these developments. Contents: Some policy considerations in the light of mobile broadband development in Africa (Alison Gillwald and Enrico Calandro); The impact of liberalization on the mobile telephony market in Africa: the cases of Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya (Idongesit Williams and Benjamin Kwofie); Telecommunications in Africa: regulation, technologies, and markets (Godfred Frempong and Anders Henten); The prepaid mobile market in Africa (Roslyn Layton); Mobile devices vulnerabilities: challenges to mobile development in Africa (Abdullahi Isah); Achieving scale and sustainability in M-health solutions for HIV/AIDS in Africa (Perpetual Crentsil); Mobile ICT and education delivery (Nana Kofi Annan, George Orleans Ofori-Dwumfou, and Benjamin Kwofie); Dissemination of climatic information and market driven extension services to smallholder farmers in Africa using mobile technology: the case of Esoko Ghana Commodity Index (Patrick Ohemeng Gyaase and Kwadwo Owusu); Harnessing ICT for local government administration in Africa: a look at the push-ICT theory approach In Nigeria (Wilson Joseph, Nuhu Diraso Gapsiso, and Musa Usman); Using mobile phones for environmental protection in Africa: the Equatorial Africa Deposition Network case study (Alejandro Islas Lopez and Gail Krantzberg); Sustainable energy generation for ICT development in Sub-Saharan Africa (Kenneth K. Tsivor); The role of mobile telephony to the deployment of intelligent transport systems in Africa (Daniel Michael Okwabi Adjin). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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