Developing Commerce in Africa: Phone Company in a Box
The World Economic Forum estimates that a 10 percent increase in mobile penetration in developing economies can raise the GDP as much as much as 2 percent. In Episode 5 of The Network Effect, Steve Shepard shares a story about how this promise is being fulfilled in Durban, South Africa.
Programming note: The television premier of “The Network Effect” documentary will be Saturday, July 7th at 8PM and 11PM EST on ShortsTV, available on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. It will be rebroadcast throughout the month (see schedule) as part of the “Summer of Docs” series. After July, the full series will be available online.