|by Mojca Cargo|
The mobile phone holds the power of ubiquity. Across the developing world, around 40% of people now actively ubscribe to mobile services. If we include people who do not own a handset but have access to one, the connected population is pushed to over 50%. Contrast this to traditional core services such as banking, electricity and sanitation which are near universal in developed regions such as Europe and North America, but well below 50% in several developing regions.