Wireless Applications in Africa

Information Science Publishing (Idea Group)
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Information Technology and Indigenous People, 2007, 1, pp. 286 - 294
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This chapter examines wireless technologies in Africa, with special reference to indigenous minority populations. In a continent with limited infrastructure, itinerant popoulations, low literacy levels and limited money to spend on technology, wireless is proving an effective solution. Four implementations are examined to demonstrate how new approaches to mobile design are producing culturally and environmentally appropriate technology: the Cyber Sherpherd Cybertracker and WorldSpace satellite Internet radios
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