17 October 2005

Researchers explore impact of wireless communication on development

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The growing role of wireless communication in international economic development was the focus of a major research workshop organised by the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication.

The October 7-8, 2005 gathering of the world’s leading global communication researchers included participants from India, Kenya, Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, China and England, among other nations. They represented NGOs, academic institutions and international corporations.

According to Francois Bar, communication professor and conference co-organiser, “Wireless technologies, from cell phones to Wi-Fi, hold tremendous promise for economic development. The workshop was a chance to begin a systematic analysis of wireless policies, deployment strategies and user practices across the developing world.”

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