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Uganda: Mobile Applications for Development Poised for Growth

Posted by: admin on Fri, 2010-04-02 08:57

By Joseph Were 2 April 2010Kampala, Uganda - Mobile phones, introduced in Uganda about 15 years ago, are becoming a key driver of development solutions in a range of areas-from health care to personal financial management to emergency service access. Such applications are poised to expand briskly as Uganda's telecommunications infrastructure gets a boost from new fiber-optic cables connecting eastern Africa to the global internet grid. These are bringing faster and more reliable web and data connections for mobile as well as landline internet users, opening up a range of potential new uses for development-some of which are being offered by mobile operators directly.

By Joseph Were

2 April 2010

Kampala, Uganda - Mobile phones, introduced in Uganda about 15 years ago, are becoming a key driver of development solutions in a range of areas-from health care to personal financial management to emergency service access.