Question: What do you get when you cross developing nations with mobile phones…

Answer: The ability to jump over traditional cable dependent technology and provide health services, education, banking and communication to the most remote places on earth, using mobile phones.

It’s amazing, but true that 64% of all the world’s mobile phone users are found in developing nations and of those 80% are in rural areas, this provides a ready technology platform on which innovation and social equity can be built.

In this weeks segment, Adalaine Ng of radio ABC Australia and I take a meander through the use of how mobile phones are closing the gap between the technological have and have-nots.

Listen now:

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