Globalization Of Mobile Phones Essay

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Globalisation is a key factor in today’s modern society with it spreading to even the most remote and poverty ridden continents of the world. It shows how something as simple as a mobile phone can help spread this on a global scale. Africa is the world’s poorest continent with people earning from 75p to £1.50 a day, after taking a closer look and researching into mobile phone use in Cape Town, Zanzibar and The Gambia it shows how local people’s lives are being changed due to the use of a mobile phone. In Africa alone the use of the mobile phone has increased by 65% in the last 5 years[1], this being the first method of ICT that has actually been adopted by locals due to the low price of a handset. Mobile phones are a technologic advancement that have been around since the early 1980’s, they were first seen as a fashion accessory in countries with good economic climates that could afford the very expensive handsets. They were not small either such sizes were like holding a brick. Since the early concepts of mobile or…show more content…
A mobile phone is also an item of status having one will make a person seem more intelligent to others it means that communication can be made to family or friends who live far away allowing more people to move into the cities getting better jobs. Clearly from my discussed points you can see that the globalisation of mobile phones in Africa has done a lot more than just allowing friends to text and call each other it has opened a sea of opportunities for the poorest of families to gain access into possible new careers with increased
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