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Going the last mile

Wireless technologies can play an important role in making the exchange of information faster, cheaper and more widely accessible. The massive growth in the use of mobile phones, for instance, has revolutionised business communications in many countries.

But some governments, especially in Africa, have put policies and regulations in place that limit the introduction of these technologies.

This briefing explores how wireless technology could transform the situation, helps journalists get to grips with the many uses of wireless technologies and asks why governments aren’t doing more to help.

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