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dc.contributor.authorLesitaokana, William
dc.contributor.editorSteve Jones
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T12:30:56Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T12:30:56Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-06-19T22:44:48Z
dc.identifier.issn14614448
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1461444813495161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/60711
dc.description.abstractThis article explored the key issues in the development of mobile telephony in Botswana from 1998 to 2011. The study has shown that as a developing country, Botswana has done well to develop and structurally position the mobile telephony sector for the benefit of its citizens. This is evidenced by the high rate of subscription of mobile telephony countrywide and continuous attempts by the government to network under-served communities. However, the sector has been left in the hands of a quasi-governmental corporation and private individual businessmen. In addition, there is serious competition for subscribers amongst network operators, uneven diffusion of network technologies and inadequate communication signal in some remote areas. Therefore, this study argues for additional reforms, with a view to strengthening and positioning the sector for effective use in order to deliver social services and increase diversification of the economy.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom840
dc.relation.ispartofpageto855
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNew Media and Society
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication Technology and Digital Media Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFilm, Television and Digital Media
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1902
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2001
dc.titleKey issues in the development of mobile telephony in Botswana (1998-2011): An empirical investigation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLesitaokana, William O.


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