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docdivakar   4/12/2016 10:35:21 AM

An overwhelming majority of the population in the developing economies never got an opportunity to acquire landlines for communications, moved directly to mobile phones. So your statement "...new customers want what the Western world has..." is partially true! If you recall, many developing economies had already adopted 3G phones while those of us in N. America were still using 2G. The latter group was a captive consumer base for telcos to 'monetize' their older infrastructure for the longest periods possible! Many of us were wishing for what India and China had in mobile phones... of course it changed with 4G/LTE. Future iterations will be almost concurrent in adoption, in my opinion.

It will be interesting to see how the smart phone market evovles when utilitarian internet of things take hold in developing economies. Because most people in developing economies spare no efforts to get the most out of their investments... often their livelihoods depend on these phones / comm devices.

MP Divakar

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