Mobile phone saturation and electrical access in Bangladesh

Over 70 million people in Bangladesh have access to cellular phones, but a large percentage of that number does not have access to the electricity needed to charge it and that percentage is only expected to grow – by 2012, an estimated 12 million will still not have access to electric grids, reports a study by Cisco Systems. According to the California-based company, almost 99% of the country’s population – about 90% of the country geographically – is covered by mobile providers, accounting in large part for the deep reach of mobile technology even to largely rural populations, despite the limitations of the power infrastructure in the country.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=177463

 

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