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Lonnie Shekhtman Lonnie Shekhtman is a Massachusetts-based writer covering sustainable business, food systems, social enterprises and impact investing. Stay in touch by following Lonnie on Twitter: @kuurlyq.

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A Mobile Money Revolution in the Developing World

Lonnie Shekhtman
| Friday November 2nd, 2012 | 2 Comments

Every day, business headlines tell us that mobile is the future of commerce, education, advocacy, and … fill in the blank. To put this into perspective, today, 85 percent of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone with voice and text capabilities, according to a recent report from Ericsson. India and China are growing most rapidly, followed by Brazil, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. By 2018, voice traffic will be very small compared to data, which will grow about 20 times from today’s consumption levels. Although growth varies by region, global data usage doubled in 2011.

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