We talk a lot about how mobile tech is changing the way we organize, communicate, use the web, engage in politics, etc. But it’s worth remembering that the mobile revolution is as big — if not bigger — in developing countries.
While much has been made of the “mobile revolution” in North America, phones are even more important in developing communities where they are sometimes the only way for people to share and receive information.
The power dynamic in North America between carriers and the rest of us is being watched around the world. If we cede ownership over our networks and our devices, you better believe that other carriers will take notice.