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Purpose – Over 50 percent of the disasters occur in Asia and in the past five year disasters in the region have killed around half million people. Most of these deaths could have been prevented if reliable and effective early warning systems were in place. The purpose of this paper is to discuss...
Purpose – The purpose of this article is to identify policy issues arising from discrepancies between the various sources of numbers of customers for mobile networks. Design/methodology/approach – This paper reviews and analyzes a range of statistics, and then draws out policy implications....
Purpose – This paper aims to offer an analysis of the market structure in the mobile telephony market in Latin America and its impact on its development. Given the importance of mobile services as a mean of ICT access to low income groups, the objective behind this analysis is to understand how...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present research evidence on mobile phone sharing practices in a developing country context. Design/methodology/approach – The study adopted an exploratory approach, using a combination of in‐depth interviews, non‐random surveys and field observations of...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of the telecommunications policy process in immediate post‐conflict countries and how that process differs from traditional settings. Design/methodology/approach – The authors consider the case of Liberia, a country that recently...
Purpose – Emerging literature from developing countries speak volumes of innovative application of mobile telephones to support the economic activities of the micro and small enterprises (MSEs). Invariably the technology is improving the efficiency of these operatives and boosting their...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how the prevailing widespread and popular access to mobile phones among Jamaica's poor may be used to support the public policy goal of transitioning these users from mainly voice to more advanced applications, including m‐government, personal...
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