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Does the Mobile Phone Brings the Development to Developing Countries?

  • Date Submitted: 07/11/2011 12:03 AM
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With the rapid development of science and technology, human beings’ society has evolved into a digital society, and their daily lives depend on various kinds of digital products. The mobile phone is a typical product among these digital products; it is a high technology in a series of breakthroughs in interpersonal communication. The influences of mobile phone have caused a great change in the way of our communication, trading and learning. Nowadays, the mobile phone has developed from an unattainable piece of equipment to a general item everyone can own. Meanwhile, in some developing countries, the mobile phone has become widespread because there is hardly any fixed-line infrastructure. Then, developing countries which had few breakthroughs in technology before, now take advantage of the mobile phones so that they can widen their platform in the world stage. This essay will argue that the mobile phone brings the development to developing countries because it can increase economic growth and improve the communication of information and education.
One argument for mobile phone bringing development to developing countries is that it can increase economic growth. The same meaning is that the mobile phone is a development factor in the world economy. Firstly, when the telephone has been widely used in developing countries, it improves the GDP growth of those countries. There is a study reported from LBS (Bishop n.d) about the economy of mobile phones in developing countries. According to this research, the increasing number of mobile phone users is beneficial to the prosperity of economy and the quality of life in developing countries, especially for a long term perspective. In fact, the growth rate can be stimulated by the rise of 10 mobile phones per 100 people by 0.6% annually. For example, with the comparatively lesser mobile phone users than the average standard of developing countries, there are 27 people out of 100 having mobiles in Philippines and 9 people...

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