The African Mobile Story

The African Mobile Story

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Africa and especially Sub-Saharan Africa has during the past decade 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 a huge impact on residential living patterns; on business networks and models; and on government services and income sources. The mobile industry has contributed more to economic growth than in any other comparable region globally introducing innovative, broadly used applications. Technical topics discussed in the book include:
* Mobile Development in Sub-Saharan Africa;
* Telecom Liberalization in Africa;
* Role of Mobile in Socio-economic Development;
* Mobile Applications in specific sectors;
* Security in African Mobile;
* Role of Prepaid in Africa
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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.53mm | 589.67g
  • Gistrup, Denmark
  • English
  • 8793102631
  • 9788793102637

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Some Policy Considerations In The Light Of Mobile Broadband Development in Africa; 2. The Impact of Liberalization on the Mobile Telephony Market in Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya; 3. Telecommunications in Africa - Regulation, Technologies, and Markets; 4. The Prepaid Mobile Market in Africa; 5. Mobile Devices Vulnerabilities: Challenges To Mobile Development In Africa; 6. Achieving Scale And Sustainability In M-health Solutions For HIV/Aids In Africa; 7. Mobile ICT And Education Delivery; 8. Dissemination Of Climatic Information And Market Driven Extension Services To Small Farmers In Africa Using Mobile Technology: The Case Of Esoko Ghana Commodity Index In Ghana; 9. Harnessing ICT for Local Government Administration In Africa: A Look At The Push-ICT Theory Approach In Nigeria; 10. Using Mobile Phones for Environmental Protection in Africa: The Equatorial Africa Deposition Network Case Study; 11. Sustainable Energy Generation for ICT Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; 12. The Role of Mobile Telephony to the Deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems; Bibliography; Acronyms; List of Contributors.
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About Knud Erik Skouby

Prof. Knud Erik SKOUBY is Professor and Director of center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies, Aalborg University-Copenhagen. Has a career as a university teacher and within consultancy since 1972. The working areas have for the last 25 years been within the telecom area focusing on mobile/ wireless: Techno-economic Analyses; Development of mobile/ wireless applications and services: Regulation of telecommunications Project manager and partner in a number of international, European and Danish research projects. Served on a number of public committees within telecom, IT and broadcasting; as a member of boards of professional societies; as a member of organizing boards, evaluation committees and as invited speaker on international conferences; published a number of Danish and international articles, books and conference proceedings in the areas of convergence, mobile/wireless development, telecommunications regulation, technology assessment; demand forecasting and political economy. Board member of the Danish Independent Research Council and the Danish Media Committee. Chair of WGA in Wireless World Research Forum; Special Advisor to GISFI (The Global ICT Standardization Forum for India). Idongesit WILLIAMS is a PhD Fellow and a guest lecturer at Center for Communication Media and Information Technologies (CMI), Aalborg University. He holds a bachelor in Physics, a Master degree in Information Communications and Technology. His research has been specialized on the collaboration of Public and Private Institutions in the development of ICTs. He has published academic papers on Public Private Interplay in developing telecom network infrastructure for rural areas and presented papers at ICT conferences.
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