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Friday, 06 April 2012 - 18:54
Study shows that most mobile phone using poor live in Sri Lanka.
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According to a new study the use of mobile phones has grown rapidly among the poor in Sri Lanka, becoming almost an indispensable business tool among small entrepreneurs and farmers.

Researches said the trend opens up possible opportunities to develop new applications and services to cater to the interests of these users.

Rohan Samarajiva the chief executive of LIRNEasia, a think tank which studies how the poor use information communications technology said the biggest economic benefit from the use of mobile phones was their ability to reduce travel.

The study, covering Bangladesh, India, Java in Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand, focused on use of mobile phones for value-generation among poor people.

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