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Africa is becoming a test lab for mobile phone development

Lessons in innovation that Vodafone learns from its work in sub-Saharan Africa will be applied to its projects around the world.


In this 2007 file photo, an Indian worker carries a Vodafone sign to erect it on a street lamp post in Mumbai, India.

Gautam Singh/AP

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In my course on technology, development and Africa, a fine undergraduate student, David Metoyer, wrote this about the activities in Africa of Vodaphone, one of the world’s most significant mobil-telephony companies and a sizeable force in the sub-Saharan mobil boom:


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